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Secretary of State Kerry

Kerry Promises NSA Surveillance Review

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 11.05.2013 | World

WARSAW, Poland -- WARSAW, Poland (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is vowing that a review into NSA surveillance activities will ultimately ...

Kerry Meets With Saudi King To Defuse Tensions

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — The United States and Saudi Arabia promised each other and the region Monday that they would con...

A Field Guide to Assad's Threatened 'Shock and Awe'

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 11.09.2013 | World
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

What exactly can Syria do in retaliation? Actually, it's not what Assad will do. His military can't even beat the ragtag rebels arrayed against him. Rather, it's what his proxies may do... and that is where we should be focused on.

Obama's Best Case Against Syria, Not Yet Made, Points to Grand Strategy That Would Seal a Deal

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.07.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Amazingly, neither Obama nor Kerry has stated their best and most obvious case for airstrikes against Syria: without the strikes, or the credible threat of strikes (see below), the Assad regime will deploy them again and again, and win the civil war hands-down.

A Message From A Longstanding Zionist to the Israeli People

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 10.08.2013 | World
Robert K. Lifton

As former Shin Bet chief Yuval Diskin warned recently Israel is "approaching a point of no return." The current negotiations may be the last clear chance to save a two state solution.

Kerry Meets With Abbas For Mideast Couples Therapy

AP | DEB RIECHMANN | Posted 06.28.2013 | World

AMMAN, Jordan -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was meeting Friday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and planned to return to Jerusalem for...

From Sudan to North Korea and Syria: A Plea to President Obama to Activate His Atrocities Prevention Board

Rabbi Abraham Cooper | Posted 07.20.2013 | World
Rabbi Abraham Cooper

It is not too late for the Obama administration's Atrocities Prevention Board to take the lead in thwarting mass atrocities. Everyday it fails to act is an invitation to Khartoum, Pyongyang, Damascus and their ilk to step up their assaults on human lives and dignity.

An Open Letter to Secretary Kerry

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

While you have access, no doubt, to a wealth of advice and knowledge, I humbly suggest that you fully exploit the expertise of your arts community and the power of cultural diplomacy.

Kerry Tells Of Secret Childhood Bike Ride Into East Berlin

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 04.28.2013 | World

BERLIN — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, met for the first time Tuesday, spending more than an ho...

Kerry and Hagel, Vietnam and Iraq

Joseph A. Palermo | Posted 04.21.2013 | Politics
Joseph A. Palermo

Kerry and Hagel (like Colin Powell) missed their historical moment. Had they opposed Bush's war they might have made a difference. Now perhaps they can use their cabinet posts to implement a policy or two of atonement.