foreign relations

Middle East Violence, Obama Missteps Mire US Foreign RelationsBarack Obama confronts a world far different from what he envisioned when he first took office. U.S. influence is declining in the Middle East as violence and instability rock Arab countries.
Witness: Manning Leaks Chilled U.S. International RelationsA high-ranking State Department official says the 250,000 diplomatic cables that Army Pfc. Bradley Manning disclosed through WikiLeaks have had a chilling effect on American foreign relations.