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The Sanctions Two-Step

Since the remarkable news from last week about a preliminary framework for a deal to rein in the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for the ...

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The 7 Knowns and Unknowns of the Iran Nuke Deal

How should we evaluate the “deal” President Obama announced with great fanfare on Thursday? It is still very early, though perhaps not too early for ...

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Getting to Mission Accomplished: More Negotiations With Iran

The apparent “deal” with Iran to keep negotiating has always been the most likely outcome of the negotiations. Even if the Obama administration secured a ...

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Have U.S. Sanctions Against Venezuela Actually Helped Maduro?

When President Obama announced human rights sanctions on seven Venezuelan officials on March 9, a number of Latin Americanists and others criticized the measure, arguing that the ...

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Kennedy Threats Add to Tough Stretch for U.S. Diplomats in Asia

On Thursday, the State Department confirmed that U.S. ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy -- one of Washington’s best-known and highest-profile diplomats -- had received multiple death threats by phone last month.

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Coup Fatigue in Caracas

Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro uses the threat of coups to distract from the problems of his own regime. The excuse is wearing thin.

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America Is Losing the War in Syria

Moderate rebel groups are suffering. The Islamic State and Nusra are gaining ground. And Washington’s piecemeal efforts are worthless. Here’s a grand plan worth paying for.

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North Korea Calls Stabbing of U.S. Ambassador a ‘Knife Attack of Justice’

North Korea makes the most out of an attack against U.S. Ambassador to South Korea Mark Lippert in its latest move to troll the United States.

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