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Election setbacks for Obama may embolden foreign adversaries
Election setbacks for Obama may embolden foreign adversaries

Presidents from Harry Truman to Bill Clinton have turned to foreign policy in their final months in office when their domestic agendas have been stymied. For Barack Obama, that overseas pivot may offer little relief. As he landed in Beijing on Monday morning as part of a weeklong trip to China, Myanmar and Australia, the stinging repudiation Obama suffered in last week's midterm elections is likely to dishearten friends and embolden foreign adversaries, analysts say. Come January, he will face a Republican-dominated Congress whose leaders appear determined to take foreign policy in a more hawkish, more interventionist direction. "The pummeling he's taking is creating the...

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