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Thomas Pickering
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Tom Pickering was US Ambassador to Jordan, Nigeria, El Salvador, Israel, India, Russia and the United Nations. After over four decades at the State Department, he ended his career as Under Secretary for Political Affairs. He worked for The Boeing Company, establishing its International Office and services a s Vice Chair of Hills & Co, an international consulting firm.

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Cuba and Iran: A New Era for American Diplomacy?

(1) Comments | Posted January 20, 2015 | 11:24 AM

"Cuba is a circumstance in which, for 50 years, we have done the same thing over and over again and there hadn't been any change -- should we try something different with a relatively tiny country that doesn't pose any significant threat to us or our allies?" -- President Obama,...
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Cuba: The Path Ahead

(14) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 10:40 AM

The President's new opening to Cuba represents an end to a policy that has been failing since the 1960s, a new opportunity to open a door to Cuba, and with proper implementation a way to help further solidify our Hemisphere and encourage and bring about change on the island. The...

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US Shouldn't Dismiss Turkish-Brazilian Nuclear Deal

(24) Comments | Posted June 1, 2010 | 6:18 PM

On Monday, May 24, 2010, the head of the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran delivered a letter to the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) outlining Iran's commitments to export 1200 kg of Low-Enriched Uranium (LEU) to Turkey in exchange for fuel assemblies to power the Tehran...

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