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The International Community's Duty To Protect Syrian Women

Hind Kabawat | Posted 11.30.2016 | World
Hind Kabawat

The UN estimates over 150 children have been killed in Aleppo over the past two weeks. Each child had a mother. These women, and countless others, hol...

Why China and Saudi Arabia Are Building Bases in Djibouti

Joseph Braude | Posted 09.26.2016 | World
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Joseph Braude

China and Saudi Arabia are building military bases next door to US AFRICOM in Djibouti--and bringing the consequences of American withdrawal from the ...

Can The Crumbling Syria Truce Be Resurrected?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.22.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Short of U.S. military action, which now appears nil, there is little leverage to convince Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in Damascus to cooperate. In the divided crucial city of Aleppo and other parts of northern Syria, Assad, backed by Russia, seems bent on controlling as much territory as possible should peace talks ever succeed.

Erdogan's "Inner Stalin"

David L. Phillips | Posted 07.21.2016 | World
David L. Phillips

In the past 5 days, 50,000 military officials, police, judges, journalists, governors and civil servants have been detained, suspended, or fired.

U.S. Torpedoing the Nuclear Deal Will Reaffirm Iran's Distrust

Seyed Hossein Mousavian | Posted 04.29.2016 | World
Seyed Hossein Mousavian

If the United States acts with ill intent and makes it difficult for Iran to receive the benefits it is due under the deal, then years of diplomacy will be undone and a zero-sum mentality will once again take hold between the two countries -- with disastrous consequences for the region.

The West Is Oblivious to Russia's Geopolitical Game in Syria

David Oualaalou | Posted 03.28.2016 | Politics
David Oualaalou

If history is any indication, this would not be the first time Mr. Putin has used a military drawdown to resolve a deadlocked political scene such as the one in Syria.

It's Official: ISIS Is Committing Genocide. Here's What That Means

Kicker | Posted 03.18.2016 | World
Kicker

Activists demonstrating near the White House to call attention to ISIS' genocidal acts against Christians. (RLBolton/Flickr) As long as we've been aw...

The Return on Investment of Foreign Assistance

Hari Sastry | Posted 03.09.2016 | Politics
Hari Sastry

As the worldwide landscape continues to evolve, we are truly a global community. What may appear to be a distant concern has the power to impact Americans right here on our home soil.

Syria: Can Humpty Dumpty Be Made Whole Again?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.18.2016 | World
Evelyn Leopold

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not be able to control more than a sliver of the country, but uniting the various factions in some kind of rainbow coalition may be a pipe dream, despite efforts of those meeting in Vienna for a political solution.

Senator Schumer's Position on the Iran Nuclear Deal: Knowledge or Error?

Najmedin Meshkati | Posted 08.19.2016 | World
Najmedin Meshkati

This essay casts the following questions in a systems analysis paradigm: What if Senator Schumer's is wrong in his assessment? What would be the consequences of that erroneous viewpoint and blunder?

Ahead of Strategic Dialogue, Egyptian Authorities Take Further Steps to Restrict Independent Human Rights Organizations

Neil Hicks | Posted 07.31.2016 | World
Neil Hicks

Instead of protecting space for independent civil society organizations to operate freely, the Egyptian government has stepped up its harassment and disruption of the legitimate activities of human rights organizations.

The Next Phase of an American Legacy: John Kerry, Global Health and Financing for Development

Deborah Derrick | Posted 07.13.2016 | Impact
Deborah Derrick

This week's Financing for Development (FfD) Conference - a major gathering to advance the post-2015 development agenda - will be critical in deciding how the world's governments and private sector and civil society partners will contribute to international development in the future.

A 4th of July Sidebar Discussion in Vienna

Kenneth M. Quinn | Posted 07.04.2016 | Impact
Kenneth M. Quinn

As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting with his Iranian counterpart in Vienna, at some point, he might want to make a reference to an event that just took place at the State Department in Washington on July 1 -- the announcement of the 2015 World Food Prize laureate.

Kerry Returning To U.S. For Medical Treatment

Reuters | Posted 06.01.2015 | Politics

GENEVA, June 1 (Reuters) - A U.S. military aircraft from a base in Germany will transport Secretary of State John Kerry to Boston from Geneva for medi...

How Can Iran and the United States Normalize Their Relationship After 36 Years of Mutual Satanization?

Bahman Baktiari | Posted 05.03.2016 | World
Bahman Baktiari

After thirty-six years of mutual satanization, it is easy to advance pessimistic arguments and to be doubtful about a future in which Iran and the United States will no longer be enemies. However, the nuclear negotiations and the prospect of a final nuclear accord demonstrate the fiction of the idea of permanent enemies destined to be in conflict with each other.

John Kerry Just Took Selfies To A Whole New Level

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 05.04.2015 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry took a selfie with an adorable elephant while on a trip to Kenya on Sunday. Kerry, who is known for showing some more...

Jessica Schulberg

GOP Attempt To Scuttle Obama's Iran Deal Faces Its Own Existential Threats Next Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.11.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The fragile but growing congressional effort to bring oversight to ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran is at risk of unravelling, as ...

Paul Blumenthal

Tom Cotton: 'No Regrets At All' Over Letter To Iran

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 03.15.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) said on CBS’ "Face the Nation" on Sunday that he had “no regrets at all” over the letter he orchestrated ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Iran Sanctions Supporters Don't Want To Improve Nuclear Talks. They Want To Destroy Them.

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 01.23.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared to have pulled off a masterful political victory against the Obama administration Wednesday...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Bye-Bye 'ISIL'? John Kerry Calling ISIS By Arabic Term It Hates

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State John Kerry is a distinguished diplomat with impeccable manners -- but that doesn't mean he's above lobbing a well-pla...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

John Kerry Says Iran Deal Could Happen Sooner Than Expected

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. expects to achieve a deal on reining in Iran's nuclear program within three or four months, Secretary of State John Kerry said ...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

John Kerry: Iran Fighting Islamic State Is 'Positive'

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. would be happy to have Iran's help in fighting the Islamic State, Secretary of State John Kerry said Wednesday in response to t...

Akbar Shahid Ahmed

Are The U.S. And Iraq On The Same Page?

HuffingtonPost.com | Akbar Shahid Ahmed | Posted 09.15.2014 | World

When Secretary of State John Kerry met with freshly minted Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Wednesday, he declared that the U.S. was "very enco...

Afghanistan's Moment of Truth

Jan Eliasson | Posted 10.24.2014 | World
Jan Eliasson

On 12 July, the two candidates in Afghanistan's presidential race agreed to resolve their contest through a complete audit of votes cast in the June run-off elections. The purpose of the audit is to determine the will of the millions of Afghans.

With His Plane Grounded, John Kerry Took A Commercial Flight Back From Hawaii

Reuters | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

HONOLULU, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The globe-trotting U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was forced to catch a commercial flight on Thursday after his U.S. ...