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Secretary of State John Kerry

John Kerry Fined For Not Shoveling Snow Outside Home

AP | Posted 01.29.2015 | Politics

BOSTON (AP) — John Kerry has many titles — secretary of state, former senator, one-time Democratic candidate for president. The globe-spanning di...

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...

New Obama State Dept Top Energy Diplomat Amos Hochstein a Former Marathon Oil Lobbyist

Steve Horn | Posted 12.08.2014 | Green
Steve Horn

The U.S. State Department recently announced that Amos Hochstein, currently the special envoy and coordinator for international energy affairs, will take over as the State Department's top international energy diplomat.

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...

Introducing 'Natural Gas Exports: Washington's Revolving Door Fuels Climate Threat'

Steve Horn | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Steve Horn

Many former Obama administration officials now work as lobbyists or PR professionals on behalf of the LNG exports industry, as do many former Bush administration officials. So too do those with ties to potential 2016 Democratic Party presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

Would U.S. Have Right Of Hot Pursuit In Syria?

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 11.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Obama administration officials returned Tuesday to citing Congress' 2001 authorization to wage war on the terrorists responsible f...

The Islamic State Is Upset With France's New Name For Them

The Huffington Post | Kira Brekke | Posted 09.19.2014 | World

ISIS, IS, the Islamic State, ISIL -- the international community can't seem to decide what to call the Islamic extremists who have been terrorizing th...

Obama Is Wrong That ISIS Is 'Not Islamic'

Alastair Crooke | Posted 11.18.2014 | World
Alastair Crooke

ISIS, in short, is as Wahhabist -- or more so -- as the Saudi King, Abdullah. There is here, surely, a delicious irony in Obama and Kerry taking upon their shoulders the task of seeking the "delegitimization" of the very doctrine from which the Saudi kingdom is derived. The only upholder of "true Islam" and custodian of Mecca happens to share the "same" Islam as ISIS. How can King Abdullah then denounce it? And how could any Muslim, familiar with the issues, take any such denunciation -- were it to be made -- seriously?

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...

Zach Carter

Kerry: It Would Have Been 'Offensive' To Leave Bergdahl With People Who Would 'Torture Him, Cut Off His Head'

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics

Secretary of State John Kerry had no patience on Sunday for critics of President Barack Obama's decision to trade Taliban prisoners for Sgt. Bowe Berg...

Poor John Kerry, He Never Gets a Break

Daniel R. DePetris | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Daniel R. DePetris

Not only is he juggling four highly fragile international crises simultaneously, but in the very small windows of time he has in Washington, he needs to fulfill his constitutional duty by appearing in front of the United States Congress for hearings and briefings.

John Kerry To Meet Russian Minister In London To Discuss Ukraine Crisis

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says he will travel to London to meet Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (SEHR'-gay LAHV'-rahf) ...

John Kerry, Prince Charles and The Economist's Ocean Davos

David Helvarg | Posted 05.07.2014 | Green
David Helvarg

"The Economist World Ocean Summit" in Half Moon Bay California at the end of February drew hundreds of attendees. I, and The Economist's Editor-in-Chief John Micklethwait, called it "Davos for the Ocean," but I didn't mean that as a compliment.

Obama, Benjamin Netanyahu To Discuss Mideast Peace Agreement, Iranian Nuclear Deal

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seeking to keep a pair of delicate diplomatic efforts afloat, President Barack Obama will personally appeal for Israeli Prime Mini...

Steer-ing the Climate Conversation to Sanity Regarding Economic Analysis

A. Siegel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Green
A. Siegel

John Kerry's recent comments suggest that there is a minority who believe that climate mitigation costs outweigh the benefits: That is actually the mainstream perspective. The 'mainstream,' however, is sadly horribly wrong.

John Kerry Finalizes Plans For Upcoming Asia Trip

Agence France Presse | | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

US Secretary of State John Kerry is fine-tuning plans for an upcoming trip to Asia which is set to focus partly on climate change, his spokeswoman sai...

Will Congress Become a Threat to Mid-East Peace?

Paul Abrams | Posted 01.31.2014 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Without taking the threat of harsher sanctions or even war off the table explicitly, it would nevertheless be totally counterproductive to brandish those threats while seeking a peaceful resolution. No one, either in personal or diplomatic life, responds favorably to explicit threats.

U.S. Appoints Philip Goldberg As New Ambassador To The Philippines

AP | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has sworn in a veteran diplomat as its new ambassador to the Philippines as the Southeast Asian nation grapples ...

John Kerry, Hillary Clinton: Afghanistan Nearing Turning Point

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry and his predecessor, Hillary Rodham Clinton, say Afghanistan is reaching a turning point that will b...

Syria, the DRC and the 'Responsibility to Protect': the US Double Standard

Kambale Musavuli | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Kambale Musavuli

The U.N.) says the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is the world's deadliest since World War II. The Congo catastrophe, however, has gone largely unnoticed by the world's media, and global leaders have placed the crisis on the back burner.

John Kerry: Obama Did Not Order All NSA Spying

AP | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry says his counterparts in other nations know President Barack Obama didn't order up all...

U.S. Pledges To Aid Philippines In Recovering From Storm

Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MANILA, Philippines (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday he told Philippine Foreign Minister Albert del ...

Kerry: Major Powers Agreed On Iran Nuclear Deal

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates -- ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that the major powers were ...

Why the Kerry-Karzai Afghan Security Deal Won't Work

Michael Shank | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Michael Shank

What's needed is an inclusive, political settlement -- with all stakeholders included -- that ends the fighting and stops the region from meddling, something we missed the mark on years ago. Until we do that, any Afghan security deal will remain elusive.

No Immunity for US Troops: Why Hamid Karzai Punted to Loya Jirga

Michael Shank | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics
Michael Shank

Immunity for U.S. troops post-2014 isn't going to happen. It's a political non-starter. No Afghan presidential candidate, queuing for the April 2014 elections, can support it, nor do the Afghan people want immunity for foreign troops.