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ON THE LINE: Defining President Obama's Foreign Policyi
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August 08, 2014 3:00 AM
So far in his administration, President Obama has proposed a "reset" with Russia, a pivot to Asia, and a renewed effort to build respect across lines of faith, philosophy and history. Six years in, what successes can this White House point to in foreign affairs? And what, exactly, are the broad foreign policy goals of the Obama Administration? “Defining President Obama's foreign policy” next, ON THE LINE.

ON THE LINE: Defining President Obama's Foreign Policy

Published August 07, 2014

So far in his administration, President Obama has proposed a "reset" with Russia, a pivot to Asia, and a renewed effort to build respect across lines of faith, philosophy and history. Six years in, what successes can this White House point to in foreign affairs? And what, exactly, are the broad foreign policy goals of the Obama Administration? “Defining President Obama's foreign policy” next, ON THE LINE.

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A bystander's video of a South Carolina police officer shooting and killing an unarmed black man has reignited the US debate over excessive use of force by law enforcement. With Americans weighing in loudly on social media, several key questions have reemerged: Are these shootings the result of “bad apples” or part of the high cost of curbing crime in troubled areas? And, is it time to equip US police officers with body cameras? This week’s HashtagVOA seeks answers from all sides of the debate.
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Rep. Emanuel Cleaver: Democrat - Missouri
Lorie Fridell: Professor of Criminology, University of South Florida
Steve Tuttle: Vice President of Strategic Communications, Taser Corporation