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White House: We’re Not Indecisive — We’re Practicing ‘Strategic Patience’

Critics accuse the administration of being too slow to act in Syria and Russia. In a new strategy document, the White House says that was the plan all along.

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Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Top U.S. diplomat warns E.U. ambassadors that Security Council action on Palestine will embolden Israeli hardliners

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Rewriting Syria's War

An influential, unpublished report looks to radically revise notions of how to achieve peace in this war-torn country.

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A Reformer in Name Only

Washington believed Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi would get serious about recruiting Sunni tribes to fight the Islamic State. Now it's not so sure.

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U.S. Accuses Iran of Secretly Breaching U.N. Nuclear Sanctions

Washington has evidence that Tehran is trying to buy new equipment for a key nuclear facility. But the White House isn't willing to say anything publicly about it.

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No Blacklist Yet for Islamic State Banks

Why the United States isn't using its biggest financial weapon against banks in the Islamist militant group's territory.

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