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24 Apr 2022
In an interview with FRANCE 24, the EU's foreign policy chief Josep Borrell said that the bloc "will continue" providing military support to Ukraine, while taking care not to become a "belligerent" in the conflict. Speaking to Europe Editor Catherine Nicholson, Borrell added that he expects the EU to eventually impose a total ban on imports of Russian oil in a bid to reduce the Kremlin's ability to finance its war in Ukraine.
26 Dec 2021
Annalena Baerbock is Germany's first female foreign minister. According to the new government's coalition agreement, she wants to pursue a "feminist foreign policy." But opinions differ as to what that actually means.
18 Mar 2021
The UK has vowed to increase its nuclear stockpile and work closer with Asian allies after the government published a review of British foreign policy. The report labels Russia as the UK's biggest threat.
28 Nov 2020
US President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees for foreign policy and national security positions in his cabinet, including the first woman ever nominated to lead the intelligence community and the first Latino and immigrant nominated to run the Department of Homeland Security. "They embody my core beliefs that America is strongest when it works with its allies," Biden says of the team he has selected.
4 Oct 2020
Some say they're former opposition fighters, others say they're refugees looking for a paycheck. One thing is clear: Turkey's Syrian mercenaries have formed an integral part of the country's foreign policy ambitions.
21 Sep 2020
Covid, economic recovery, green goals, and testing times on foreign policy:EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen has now given her first ever “State of the European Union” address, putting the coronavirus-battered bloc under the microscope, with its most recent achievements, failings, and aspirations for the future.
29 Sep 2019
Are there lessons to be learned from Chirac’s foreign policy?
26 Apr 2019
China has launched a resolute defense of its signature foreign policy - the Belt and Road global infrastructure project. Beijing denied that it is trapping developing countries in unsustainable debt.
30 Aug 2017
French President Emmanuel Macron is in the spotlight. Yesterday he gave a speech before nearly 200 French ambassadors in Paris where he outlined his foreign policy priorities.
21 Feb 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump named Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, again turning to the U.S. military to play a central role on his foreign policy team.
15 Jan 2017
From his stance on Russia to the planned wall along the Mexican border, Donald Trump's foreign policy is already looking different than that of outgoing President Barack Obama.

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