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Situation Report: Waiting in Vienna; supplying Bahrain; countries buffering against Islamic State and Kurds; new Army brass; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The new, final countdown. While negotiations to limit Iran's nuclear program were originally slated to wrap up Tuesday, the ...

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Situation Report: No deal with Iran just yet; Islamic State wins/loses social media; defense industry looking solid in Middle East; Turkey rattles swords; Syria chemical weapons in the news; and lots more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley Waiting game. Things have temporarily quieted down in Vienna, where late last week and over the weekend, world powers ...

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Situation Report: Cold War style; Kobani in crosshairs again; Russia practicing for the big one; weekend reading links; and a whole lot more

By Paul McLeary with Adam Rawnsley The week. Defense Secretary Ash Carter insisted early on in his swing through Europe this week that NATO needs ...

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No, Obama’s Former Advisors Aren’t Trashing the Iran Deal

A bipartisan U.S. group of Iran watchers, including former Obama administration officials, has drawn a line in the sand on five concessions they say must be part of a lasting deal to curb Tehran’s nuclear program. Their letter was viewed Thursday as an indictment of the nuclear talks by the president’s very own former advisors. But two authors of the letter disputed that interpretation in interviews with Foreign Policy.


New Findings Pinpoint Africa’s Elephant Poaching Hotspots

Elephant poaching in Africa, driven by the illegal ivory trade, has reached its highest level in decades, threatening some populations with extinction. But recent findings published in the journal Science suggest a new way forward for conservationists, law enforcement, and policymakers: the use of genetic science to pinpoint the illegal trade at its points of origin.



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