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White House Clashes With Senate Over Iran

Thursday, January 22, 2015

​On Wednesday​, the White House clashed with senators about whether a new round of sanctions against Iran might prevent the U.S. and Iran from reaching a deal in nuclear talks.

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A Manufactured Crisis: Russia's Gift to NATO?

Thursday, September 04, 2014

NATO may have been hovering on the brink of collective military irrelevance a year ago, but Russia's invasion of Ukraine has given new life, and military opportunities, to the alliance.

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Is Putin's 'Humanitarian' Mission a Trojan Horse?

Thursday, August 14, 2014

About 260 Russian vehicles said to be carrying aid to eastern Ukraine remained parked at a military base in the southeastern Russia. Ukrainian officials are claiming that the trucks are full of military assistance for pro-Russian separatist fighters. Whether it’s Red Cross supplies or a 21st century Trojan horse, tensions are running high.

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Can Anyone Broker Peace in the Middle East?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Egypt has played a leading role in maintaining Middle East peace since President Jimmy Carter negotiated the Camp David Accords in 1978. Today, after a counterrevolution and continuing waves of unrest, Egypt has problems of its own, and neither Hamas nor the Likud Party-led Israeli government seems ready for a cease-fire.

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All Eyes on Putin as Investigators Demand Access to Downed Jet

Monday, July 21, 2014

President Obama called on the Russian leader to compel Kremlin-backed separatists in Ukraine to open the crash site to investigators. Will Putin step in to defuse the crisis?

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Honduran Children Flee Violence, Poverty for U.S.

Monday, June 30, 2014

More than 52,000 Central American children have been detained at the U.S.-Mexico border this year after making the arduous trip unaccompanied by a parent. Most children are coming from Honduras—the murder capital of the world.

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Kerry, Iraq and The Path to Peace

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

As Iraq spirals deeper and deeper into chaos, tensions remain high between Ukraine and Russia, and territorial disputes in the South China Sea are mounting. Ian Bremmer, head of Eurasia Group, weighs in on the inconsistencies in President Obama’s foreign policy agenda.

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Chaos, Violence Erupts in Pakistan

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Pakistan is on the edge as chronic chaos, violence, and unrest erupts in Karachi. The Pakistani version of the Taliban has managed to shut down the international airport twice this week. Today insurgents, possibly with no Taliban affiliation, attacked an airport training facility.

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Obama Lays Out Foreign Policy Vision — But is it Too Late?

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

After announcing that some troops will stay in Afghanistan, President Obama delivers a major speech at West Point Wednesday. But there's little time left in his presidency for a foreign policy reboot.

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Bypassing West, Russia & China Strike Energy Deal

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

The $400 billion deal comes as Russia is looking for an alternate energy market, with the threat of more sanctions from Europe looming.

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Military Evacuates Americans from Libya

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The country is seeing some of the worst fighting since the 2011 uprising that ousted Moammar Gadhafi.

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Putin is Mentally Ill: Ukrainian Ambassador on Russia's Sick Leader

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Ukrainian Ambassador to the United Nations, Yuriy Sergeyev is confident in his country's ability to hold free and fair elections. But when it comes to dealing with Moscow, the ambassador is not so confident, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin is "mentally ill."

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Vietnam: The Ukraine of the Pacific?

Monday, May 12, 2014

Last week, a giant Chinese oil rig suddenly stopped and began exploring waters claimed by Vietnam. Is this conflict a hint of things to come? As China flexes its muscles, will Vietnam become the Ukraine of the Pacific?

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Nigerian Officials May Have Ignored Warnings

Monday, May 12, 2014

According to Amnesty International, the Nigerian military had more than four hours of advance warning about the kidnappings of schoolgirls by the terrorist organization Boko Haram, but it failed to act.

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Pro-Russian Separatists Claim Victory in Ukraine

Monday, May 12, 2014

A vote on self rule in eastern Ukraine is threatening to throw the fragile government in Kiev off balance. What does the referendum mean within a historical context, and what impact will it have on the nation's uncertain future?

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The Booming Business of Helping the Blacklisted

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

British lawyer Maya Lester has been getting calls from Russians that have been sanctioned over the Ukraine crises. She's made a successful career helping Iranian, Syrians and others get off blacklists for two decades.

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Violence Grips Ukraine's Third Largest City

Monday, May 05, 2014

Odessa was besieged with violence over the weekend as demonstrators clashed in the streets. About 46 people have died in the bloodshed—most as a result of a fire that broke out in a building downtown.

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Obama Walks Tightrope Between Asian Allies

Thursday, April 24, 2014

President Obama is walking a tightrope—he must balance U.S. relationships with China, Japan, and South Korea as a huge trade deal hangs in the pendulum. Can the president keep his footing steady?

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Hamas and Fatah Reach Unity Deal

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

After meeting in Gaza, the two main rival Palestinian factions—Fatah and Hamas—have come to a new agreement. The groups say they have formed a "unity" government together.

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U.S. Tackles Tensions Between Japan & China

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

President Barack Obama lands in Tokyo today, the first stop on his week-long trip through Southeast Asia. At the top of his agenda are the rising tensions between Japan and China.

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