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Syria: Can Humpty Dumpty Be Made Whole Again?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 11.18.2015 | 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 08.19.2015 | 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 07.31.2015 | 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 07.14.2015 | 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 07.04.2015 | 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 05.05.2015 | 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...

John Kerry Seeks Asia's Help In Anti-Islamic State Push

AP | By MATTHEW LEE | Posted 12.19.2014 | Politics

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights agains...

Kerry: Ebola Presents 'Test Of Global Citizenship'

AP | By LARA JAKES | Posted 12.17.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry pleaded with world diplomats on Friday to rush more money and supplies to battle the Ebola virus in ...

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.

North Korea Insults John Kerry's 'Hideous Lantern Jaw'

AP | HYUNG-JIN KIM | Posted 08.20.2014 | World

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — In its latest personal attack on a prominent official from a rival country, North Korea on Wednesday called U.S. Secretary...

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. ...

Obama's 'Let's Have Tea' Approach to Foreign Policy

Joseph Amodeo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics
Joseph Amodeo

Compare the "let's have tea" depiction of American foreign policy to the classic image of President Theodore Roosevelt's "big stick" diplomacy and it's clear that something is terribly wrong with America's approach to crises around the world.

Sec. Kerry's Opportunity in Burma: Political Pressure Coupled With Economic Development

Mickey Bergman | Posted 10.05.2014 | Politics
Mickey Bergman

Successful political reform in Burma relies on Burmese people seeing the benefits of democratization in their daily lives. So while we continue to apply pressure on the political track, we must not neglect, and in fact enhance, our efforts on economic growth, particularly for home and small businesses.

Former Israeli Ambassador Suddenly Can't Hear MSNBC When Asked About Spying On John Kerry

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.04.2014 | World

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Michael Oren experienced a convenient technical glitch when asked Monday about a sensitive subject. ...

Russian BUK Missile System v. American HAWK Missile System - Is There Any Possibility of Another Similar Flight MH-17 Shoot Down Occurrence?

Dana T. Blackmore | Posted 09.26.2014 | Politics
Dana T. Blackmore

The American company, Raytheon, manufactured approximately 40,000 HAWK missile systems that have been sold to and operated by numerous countries including, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, etc. So one of my questions is: where are all of these HAWK missile systems?

Since When Is Our Secretary of State a Threat?

Mark D. Weinberg | Posted 09.23.2014 | Politics
Mark D. Weinberg

To hear the State Department tell it, the fact that our Secretary of State was forced to go through a metal detector before being allowed to meet with Egypt's president does not matter very much. But with all due respect, it does matter.