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Are Women the Key to Peace in Colombia?

As the country's five-decade war winds down, how the government disarms female fighters could define the coming truce.

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China’s Middle East Tightrope

Beijing is walking a fine line between Saudi Arabia and Iran. But, in this region, even a big checkbook can't buy friends in both places.

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Where Does U.S. Policy Toward Cuba Go From Here?

With this week’s perfunctory delisting of Cuba as a state sponsor of terrorism, it is clear President Obama can’t give away the store fast enough. ...

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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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