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Adam Cohen
Adam Cohen is a Research Assistant for a prominent think tank in Washington, D.C. He previously served as Program Assistant for Foreign Policy for the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), a Quaker lobby in the public interest fielding the largest team of peace lobbyists in Washington, D.C.

Entries by Adam Cohen

Eyes Off the Afghan Election

(0) Comments | Posted April 7, 2014 | 2:51 PM

The April 5, 2014 Afghan presidential election represents not only the power of the Afghan people to select a new leader, but its commitment to the current political system and to the prospects for an on-going international presence through the Bilateral Security Agreement [BSA]. Reports thus far suggest...

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To Make Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians, Stop the Finger Pointing

(3) Comments | Posted March 13, 2014 | 8:47 PM

Secretary of State John Kerry, and now President Barack Obama, are digging in to push the Israelis and Palestinians to settle on the United States' framework agreement. At this point in time, however, both the Israelis and the Palestinians are more content pointing fingers than moving forward, proclaiming...

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Far Apart on Bilateral Strategic Agreement, Congress Should Make Politics, Economy Center of Afghanistan Partnership

(0) Comments | Posted May 13, 2013 | 6:00 PM

Ahead of last Saturday's formal discussion between the United States and Afghanistan, President Hamid Karzai signaled his willingness to consider a Pentagon proposal to maintain the nine U.S. bases in his country after 2014. President Karzai's statement, just two months after accusing the U.S. military of colluding with...

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One Step Closer to Meaningful Oversight of International Targeted Killing

(0) Comments | Posted April 30, 2013 | 6:19 PM

On Tuesday, April 23, 2013, Congress publicly discussed the implications of targeted killing abroad for the very first time. Senator Richard Durbin (IL) convened a hearing of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Constitution, Civil Rights, and Human Rights, entitled "Drone Wars: The Constitutional and Counterterrorism Implications...

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Concern in Afghanistan That Its Future Looks Like Its Past -- It Doesn't Have to Be That Way

(0) Comments | Posted April 15, 2013 | 3:00 PM

As General Joseph Dunford, commander of all international and U.S. troops in Afghanistan, prepares to appear before the Senate and House Armed Service Committees this week to discuss his plans to wind down the war, just under a week after Army General Martin Dempsey recommended that NATO retain...

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Calling Off the Dogs of War

(14) Comments | Posted April 5, 2013 | 5:24 PM

It was just over ten years ago that saber-rattling sent U.S. military forces to Saddam Hussein's doorstep under false pretenses. Almost two years since the last U.S. troops left, few can point to what the sacrifice of thousands of American lives and billions of American dollars was all for. Alarmingly,...

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Looking Back on Iraq, Looking Forward in Afghanistan

(0) Comments | Posted March 28, 2013 | 1:56 PM

On the ten-year anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, people around the world are looking back on a controversial decade of war in the Middle East. Unfortunately, almost two years since American combat operations concluded in July 2011, there is little to celebrate. A corrupt, weak government struggles to...

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