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Catherine Ashton

The Future of Europe

Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort | Posted 01.02.2015 | Politics
Jaime Pozuelo-Monfort

Think about it. One hundred years back Europe started The Great War. No need to repeat what everyone can read today on Wikipedia.

John Kerry Condemns 'Contrived And Bogus' Ukraine Referendum

Reuters | Posted 07.06.2014 | Politics

(Adds Kerry quotes) WASHINGTON, May 6 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary State John Kerry rejected efforts by pro-Russian forces to hold a re...

A Small Step in Germany

Scott Malcomson | Posted 02.02.2014 | World
Scott Malcomson

Germany is left as the major power of Europe itself, and to the degree that Europe projects power it will do so under significant German influence. But how, and toward what end?

Is the "P6" Now Ready for Prime Time in Geneva?

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

November 10 will not go down as a stellar day for U.S. diplomacy. The premature faux hoopla over the scuttled first-stage nuclear agreement with Iran yielded little more than a legacy of miscues and a dozen eggs on Uncle Sam's face.

The Iranian Deal: Now You See It (Or Do You?), Now You Don't

William Bradley | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

There's still a fair amount of mystery around the West's much ballyhooed almost deal with Iran on its hotly disputed nuclear program. Like, what was the deal? And why did it suddenly stall?

Start of EU Membership Negotiations With Serbia Could Further Stabilize the Western Balkans

Dominik Tolksdorf | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Dominik Tolksdorf

The past year has demonstrated that the prospect of EU membership can be a powerful incentive for governments to take unprecedented decisions toward stability and conflict resolution.

EU's Top Diplomat Meets With Morsi, Says He's Doing Well

AP | SARAH EL DEEB | Posted 09.29.2013 | World

CAIRO — Egypt's military gave the ousted president his first contact with the outside world since removing him from office, allowing Europe's to...

Johnny's Calling -- Is Europe There?

Federiga Bindi | Posted 07.08.2013 | World
Federiga Bindi

When a new administration takes over in the U.S., it takes roughly one year for it to be up and going; wasn't it a bit of an exaggeration to pretend that the brand new European diplomacy would magically work overnight?

World Powers Begin New Round Of Nuclear Talks With Iran

AP | LARA JAKES and PETER LEONARD | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

ALMATY, Kazakhstan — Seeking even a small step forward in a yearslong dispute, negotiators from Iran and six world powers mulled options Tuesday...

Iran Welcomes Nuclear Talks With Major World Powers

Reuters | Posted 03.14.2012 | World

DUBAI, March 14 (Reuters) - Iran welcomed on Wednesday a new round of nuclear negotiations with six world powers, saying the two sides should set "the...

Nuclear Talks With Iran To Resume

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2012 | World

BRUSSELS, March 6 (Reuters) - European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton wrote to Iran's chief nuclear negotiator on Tuesday, accepting an...

Palestinian President: Peace Talks End Without Results

AP | KARIN LAUB | Posted 03.26.2012 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A low-level dialogue between Israelis and Palestinians about a future border has ended without any breakthrough, the Pales...

EU Shuts Off The Pipes From Iran

AP | DON MELVIN | Posted 03.24.2012 | World

BRUSSELS — The European Union and Iran raised the stakes Monday in their test of wills over the Islamic republic's nuclear program, with the blo...

Clinton: Syrian President Has 'Lost Legitimacy'

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.10.2011 | World

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Monday that Syrian President Bashar Assad has "lost legitimacy" as a leader interested in...

Laura Stampler

Saudi Women's Rights Activists Press Hillary Clinton To Endorse Their Right To Drive

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Stampler | Posted 08.03.2011 | World

A consortium of Saudi Arabian women's rights activists have written an open letter to U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urging her to publicly p...

Former British Foreign Minister Miliband: 'The West Should Work With the Taliban'

Elisabeth Braw | Posted 05.29.2012 | World
Elisabeth Braw

Shortly before delivering his plan for Afghanistan, Miliband spoke with me at his office in the Houses of Parliament, where he also explained why maintaining good relations with Gaddafi was a good idea.

Oxfam, Amnesty, FIDH call on EU urgent action to stop violence in Libya

Louis Belanger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Louis Belanger

As Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's brutal crackdown continues, the European Union must act swiftly to translate its statements into action, say three leading human rights and humanitarian organisations.

A Melancholy Martin Luther King Day in Bil'in

Majida Abu Rahmah | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Majida Abu Rahmah

The United States has done very little to help my husband, Abdallah Abu Rahmah, or other Palestinian political prisoners.

The French Connection and Middle East Talks

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Steve Clemons

Absent at the Middle East stakeholders dinner hosted by Obama was France. When there is a chance of securing a new equilibrium in the Middle East, France should be a core partner.

"Palestinian Gandhi" Convicted for Protesting; U.S. Silent

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

To date, no U.S. official has said anything and no U.S. newspaper columnist has denounced an Israeli military court's conviction of the Palestinian teacher who organized non-violent protests against an Israeli-built wall in the West Bank.

France Attempts To Keep French As The Diplomatic Language

GlobalPost | Teri Schultz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS, Belgium �" It brings an entirely new context �" and not an entirely linguistic one �" to the concept of "French lessons." ...

Multipolarism sans the EU Pole? The Geopolitics of Europe's Economic Mess

Leon T. Hadar | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Leon T. Hadar

The economic problems affecting the EU -- sovereign debt; the decline of the euro; financial contagion -- go beyond, well, economics, and could have a major impact on global politics, including on U.S. foreign policy

Imposing Middle East Peace

Henry Siegman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Henry Siegman

Middle East peacemaking efforts will continue to fail, and the possibility of a two-state solution will disappear, if US policy continues to ignore developments on the ground in the occupied territories and within Israel.

The New EU Chiefs: Rompuy-Pumpy And Cathy Who?

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON — Catherine Ashton: International woman of mystery. Ashton is Europe's new foreign policy chief, the international representative of hal...