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Kerry Calls For Urgent Syria Conference

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 10.14.2013 | World

LONDON -- LONDON (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and the U.N-Arab League envoy for Syria said Monday that an international conference to s...

Sustained Attention to Eastern Congo

Russ Feingold | Posted 11.20.2013 | World
Russ Feingold

On a Sunday morning in late April, I was considering seriously a request I received from my friend John Kerry to join him at the State Department, and put some of the 18 years I spent on African issues as a U.S. Senator back to work on behalf of the United States.

Guilty! UN Report on Syria Does Not Say What John Kerry Says it Said

Peter Van Buren | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

In a court, Kerry's case might be seen as circumstantial at best, certainly not enough for a jury to return a guilty verdict in a murder trial.

Lessons From Russian and Balkan History on How to Stop the War in Syria

Wolfgang Danspeckgruber | Posted 11.18.2013 | World
Wolfgang Danspeckgruber

The current debate on the use and ban of chemical weapons in Syria is a salient testimony to a seemingly forgone notion in crisis diplomacy: the downward spiral of conflict doesn't end until the strategic interests of the key players are addressed.

Kerry And Netanyahu To Meet On Sunday

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 09.13.2013 | World

GENEVA -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will travel to Israel this weekend to meet Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss ongoing peace tal...

State Department: Kerry Statement Simply Rhetorical

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2013 | World

LONDON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was making a rhetorical comment when he said on Monday that Syria's President Bashar a...

No Coherent Reasons for Syria Strike

Derrick Crowe | Posted 11.05.2013 | Politics
Derrick Crowe

The Assad regime in Syria is reprehensible. The use of chemical weapons by any actor is unacceptable. Violence as a tool to effect political change is a monstrosity. All of these things are true, but none justify the United States taking the role of an avenging god.

Zach Carter

Jeff Flake Blasts Obama For Making GOP Vote On Syria | Zach Carter | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Flake (R-Ariz.) pressed Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday over the Obama administration's decision to seek congressiona...

Is Authority Permission?

Jim Moore | Posted 11.02.2013 | Politics
Jim Moore

By a limited definition of Article II, the president can act on the spot in an emergency to protect American interests. That authority is still not, in my opinion, a blanket permission to act unilaterally in Syria.

Obama Seeking Syria Support From John McCain

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama is inviting former foe Sen. John McCain to the White House, hoping one of Congress' most intractable foreign poli...

On the Brink of War

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 10.26.2013 | World
Hoyt Hilsman

The United States is once again on the brink of war in the heart of the Middle East. While the necessity of some kind of military intervention -- if only symbolic in nature -- is now evident, the risks are enormous.

Should the U.S. Take Sides in Egypt? Yes, for Freedom -- the 'Common Ground'of McCain, Graham and Obama

Douglas Kmiec | Posted 10.09.2013 | World
Douglas Kmiec

The absence of a Chief of Mission in Cairo has confused both sides, especially since Senators McCain and Graham pronounced recent events to be a coup.

Kerry In Pakistan To Ease Tensions Over U.S. Drones

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 09.30.2013 | World

ISLAMABAD — A new set of players but the same lingering issues are confronting John Kerry on his first visit to Pakistan as U.S. secretary of st...

Israel And Palestinians Reach Agreement Over Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — After a rush of last-minute talks with Palestinian officials, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry sealed a step toward relaunchin...

Kerry Heads To West Bank For More Shuttle Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE and MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.18.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was planning to fly to the West Bank Friday to press his effort to get Israelis and Palestinians b...

Palestinians Discuss Kerry's Peace Proposal

AP | MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A stormy, high-level meeting of senior Palestinian leaders called to discuss U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry's latest p...

What Do You Mean It's "JUST" Prom?

Posted 07.12.2013 | Comedy

You think Bridezillas are bad? You've clearly never had a stare down with an angry Mandy Moore on prom weekend. From stolen prom-dresses to double...

Pull the Plug on the Peace Process

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 08.31.2013 | World
MJ Rosenberg

It's time for some benign neglect. There is no way that will accomplish less than our current one-sided engagement.

The Strategy of Restraint: Obama's Discipline Trips and Traps Rivals

Alan Kelly | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics
Alan Kelly

From subtle suggestions to diversionary rhetoric to preemptive flourishes, there is, save for Bill Clinton, no other president of the modern era better adapted to the art and science of influence and strategy.

Has Obama-Kerry Charm Offensive to Israel Failed?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

U.S. interests in the region are not limited to Israel. A time will come when Americans will wake up to this simple fact. The sooner they do the better it will be for all concerned.

Kerry Organizes Afghan Post-Withdrawal Security Talks

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 06.24.2013 | World

BRUSSELS — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry brought senior Afghan and Pakistani officials together Wednesday for security talks aimed at impro...

Boston Bombing Probe Prompts U.S.-Russia Cooperation

AP | BRADLEY KLAPPER and DESMOND BUTLER | Posted 04.23.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The Boston Marathon bombings could provide an opportunity for the U.S. and Russia to find some common ground for cooperation as authorit...

Kerry Urged To Address Human Rights Concerns In China

AP | Posted 04.12.2013 | World

BEIJING -- Human rights groups are urging U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to raise the ill-treatment of dissidents and other rights concerns during...

Kerry Heads Home After Surprise Middle East Trip

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.27.2013 | World

PARIS -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry headed for home Wednesday after making clandestine journeys to Iraq and Afghanistan, where he delivered a ...

Political and Military Tracks Inseparable in the Battle for Syria

Raghida Dergham | Posted 05.15.2013 | World
Raghida Dergham

The wavering stances of President Barack Obama's second administration saw settled this week on the following: * A reversal of the stances taken by t...