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Barack Obama’s second term has seen a number of foreign policy breakthroughs, including the lifting of America’s long-standing arms embargo against Vietnam just this week. These five facts explain why Obama’s overtures have worked in some countries but not in others. 1. Vietnam For years the U.S. maintained that lifting its arms embargo was contingent…

via These 5 Facts Explain Obama’s Foreign Policy Breakthroughs—and Failures — TIME