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An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs

12.23.2014
Initiating and committing the full weight of the United States executive behind such a process would not only constitute the crowning foreign...

2014: P5+1 and Iran's Nuclear Negotiations

12.23.2014
Despite some of the diplomatic headways that President Rouhani and his negotiating team made and despite some of the limited sanction reliefs...
On Cuba, Obama Goes Long and Castro Holds On

On Cuba, Obama Goes Long and Castro Holds On

12.23.2014
It's hard to overstate the sense of relief that was felt in both Washington and Havana as Obama and Castro announced a breakthrough in...

It's Time for the US to Reconsider its Relationship With Egypt

12.22.2014
In light of the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East with no end on sight, what is one to make out of the contradictory relationship between...

Should We Oppose the Intervention Against ISIS? An Exchange of Views

12.22.2014
Some Syrian activists question how committed the Kurds are to toppling the Syrian dictator. The Kurds, for their part, distrust Turkey,...
Rubio Pushes Back On Obama, Rand Paul On Cuba Policy

Rubio Pushes Back On Obama, Rand Paul On Cuba Policy

Kate Sheppard  12.21.2014
WASHINGTON -- Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) blasted the Obama administration's recent decision to open up new ties to Cuba, arguing that the...
A New Normal: US-Cuba Relations and the Path Forward

A New Normal: US-Cuba Relations and the Path Forward

12.20.2014
With a bold stroke, the president has shaken up the political and diplomatic landscape from one end of the Americas to the other, with...
A Call for Compromise in U.S.-Russian Relations

A Call for Compromise in U.S.-Russian Relations

12.20.2014
An alliance between both countries is both unnecessary and unlikely, but the U.S. should take the lead and work towards compromise, rather...
Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms

Obama Takes Foreign Policy Risk, But On His Own Terms

By JULIE PACE  12.20.2014
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has been criticized as cautious on foreign policy, but the secret negotiations on Cuba suggest...

Race to the Bottom

12.19.2014
We have shown the unfortunate tendency of abandoning sticks once we've reached for the carrots. For the sake of human rights around the...
Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

Diplomacy, Timing and Palestine

12.18.2014
The Palestinian resolution to set a two-year time limit means that no specific decision is required at the current time of Israel. However,...

Raj Shah Unveils Common Values for Dems and Republicans

12.17.2014
In October 2009, Raj Shah walked across the reception area into my office and closed the door. He told me that President Obama and Secretary...

The End of the Cold War

12.17.2014
President Barack Obama just spoke on the telephone with the leader of Cuba to finalize the two countries' new relations -- an event that...

I Learned Things I Wanted to Teach Others

12.17.2014
Tung Cheng, photo courtesy of Julie Hassett-Sutton/Frantic Studio via Global Kids In high school, I wasn't into anything outside of family....