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German Spies

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.18.2014 | World
Jeff Danziger

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Why Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Mistake

Peter Van Buren | Posted 08.08.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

You cannot bomb away a political movement. You cannot kill an idea that motivates millions of people with a Hellfire missile.

State Department Condemns 'Disgraceful' Shelling Of U.N. School In Gaza

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics

The State Department issued a statement Sunday condemning Israel's "disgraceful" shelling of a United Nations school sheltering civilians in Gaza, say...

The Gaza War: Concerted Efforts for a Ceasefire or a Humanitarian Truce

Raghida Dergham | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Raghida Dergham

In parallel, the hurdles impeding a ceasefire are growing not only because of Hamas's rejection of a permanent ceasefire if not accompanied by an end to the blockade, but also because Israel is determined to continue the war on Gaza.

Deconstructing Israeli Claims

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 07.24.2014 | World
Daoud Kuttab

War is ugly and truth is certainly the first casualty of war. But the fact is that this war on Gaza, which began with a lie, has continued with Israelis and their apologists hoodwinking the world that they had little choice but to go into this war to protect their own people.

John Kerry Accidentally Sanctions Self

Peter Van Buren | Posted 07.23.2014 | Comedy
Peter Van Buren

"I'm still not sure exactly what happened," said gaffe-prone, beleaguered Secretary of State John Kerry, "but I'm told I agreed to sanctions on myself."

Kerry Checked By Security Before Meeting Egypt's President

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2014 | World

CAIRO, July 22 (Reuters) - Egyptian security officers checked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his top aides with a metal detector as they arr...

Yellowcake and Eat It Too: Why An Extension of Nuclear Talks with Iran Is Good for America

Nathan Gonzalez | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Nathan Gonzalez

A diplomatic resolution will not only bring stability and security for us and our allies, but it could prove the beginning of broader efforts to curtail Iran's more destructive activities in the region.

A Cold War Lesson for Iran

Nicholas Burns | Posted 07.17.2014 | World
Nicholas Burns

Diplomacy in war and peace negotiations requires strategy and patience, not an illusory quick fix. Diplomacy is messy, often involving difficult compromises with unseemly governments. But it is also how the vast majority of international crises are actually resolved -- through negotiation rather than through the barrel of a gun. Those are worthy lessons to remember after the Iraq and Afghan wars.

Kerry Tries To Save Iran Nuclear Talks Days Before Deadline

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER and GEORGE JAHN | Posted 07.15.2014 | World

VIENNA (AP) — The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats searched Monday for a breakthrough in nuclear talks, their efforts complicated by crises across the...

Palestine's Right to Defend Itself

Ibrahim Sharqieh | Posted 07.11.2014 | World
Ibrahim Sharqieh

Recent statements from Israeli officials indicate that this is war, and that it will not end soon. Yet wars of "self-defense" against the Gaza strip to weaken Hamas -- in 2008 and again in 2012 -- have proven futile again and again.

Kurdish Leader Warns Of A 'New Reality' In Iraq

AP | LARA JAKES and HAMZA HENDAWI | Posted 06.24.2014 | World

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — Iraq's top Kurdish leader warned visiting Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday that a rapid Sunni insurgent advance has alrea...

10 Reasons Airstrikes in Iraq Are a Terrible Idea

Peter Van Buren | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics
Peter Van Buren

The smell of blood is once again in the air in Washington -- this week for airstrikes and other forms of violent intervention in Iraq. Here are some of the many reasons airstrikes (or any other form of U.S. military action) in Iraq are just a terrible idea.

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...

Waiting on John Kerry: Attacks on LGBT Community Increase 20-Fold as Uganda's Foreign Minister Eyes Top UN Job

Milton Allimadi | Posted 08.03.2014 | Politics
Milton Allimadi

It would be a great travesty and shame to the reputation of the UN, exposing the global body to more public ridicule, if Mr. Kutesa is elected to the Presidency on June 11 when the 193 member nations vote.

Kerry Paying the Price for Obama's Failures

Raghida Dergham | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

John Kerry failed because President Barack Obama did nothing more than wish him good luck, while leaving him out in the open, like a naked emperor, without the tools to exercise an emperor's powers.

Obama and Putin Fighting With Other People's Soldiers... and the Battle Will Be Long

Raghida Dergham | Posted 06.25.2014 | Politics
Raghida Dergham

It is a lengthy and complicated process in which the major actors are playing with the lowest possible cost to them in terms of soldiers, but the hidden cost lying in the fine print may be prohibitive. It is premature to get carried away with triumphalist discourses.

Lannisters in Foggy Bottom

Dinkar Jain | Posted 06.16.2014 | Politics
Dinkar Jain

It is fine if Americans want to retire from their role in world policing, but juvenile and impractical interventions like the one in Ukraine or the sudden abdication of responsibility like in Syria are inexcusable.

Kerry: Jews In Ukrainian City Told To Identify

AP | Posted 04.17.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Thursday condemned as "grotesque" the distribution of leaflets demanding that Jews in eastern Ukraine registe...

Kerry Warns Russia Of Tough New Sanctions

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 06.08.2014 | World

WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday threatened Russia with tougher economic sanctions if it fails to back down from its chaot...

Palestinian Leader Joins UN Treaties and Continues Talks

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 06.02.2014 | Politics
Daoud Kuttab

Palestinian negotiators are now facing the tough challenge of applying to join various UN agencies while, at the same time, agreeing, to continue peace talks until the end of April.

The Goat and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Negotiations

Haggai Carmon | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics
Haggai Carmon

On its face, the Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's demand that as part of a final peace agreement with the Palestinians, the Palestinians declare tha...

Nurses Demand Secretary Kerry Prove No Health Harm From KXL, 'Don't Pipeline My Patients'

Deborah Burger | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Deborah Burger

Registered nurses from coast to coast are stepping up the challenge to the controversial Keystone XL pipeline with a demand that Secretary of State John Kerry provide proof that Keystone will not harm the health and safety of Americans prior to any final decision on the project.

Kerry Warns Russia Of 'Serious Series Of Steps'

Posted 03.13.2014 | World

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russia to abandon the proposed referendum on the annexation of Crimea, Reuters reported. Kerry said he said t...

Lowry/Katrina Clash Over Arizona and Army and Ask: Bidding or Shooting War Over Ukraine?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

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The top editors at National Review and Nation debate the economics and morality of a) Arizona 1062, b) modern Pentagon budget and c) Kiev after Sochi. Looking 'into his soul', Lowry and vanden Heuvel agree Putin is dangerously confounding.