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December 18, 2014

If It's True on Cuba, It's True on Iran

Today, President Barack Obama took bold action to put an end to this farce. Over half a century of a counterproductive sanctions and isolation policy is coming to an end. But Cuba is only one of many examples of domestic politics rendering American foreign policy dysfunctional.

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Human Rights Experts Denounce World Bank's Proposed Safeguard Changes

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This Is The Biggest Change To U.S.-Cuba Policy In Most Of Our Lifetimes. Here's What It Means.

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Obama Grants Clemency For Drug Offenders, Including Four Who Were Set To Die Behind Bars

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