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Obama to Lift Myanmar Sanctions, Including Those on Dirty Jade, Sooner Than Human Rights Organizations Wanted

Some experts fear that the decision will hurt America's ability to influence Myanmar's most troubled sectors.

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Turkey’s ‘Deep State’ Has a Secret Back Channel to Assad

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has recently patched up ties with Russia and Israel. Are a couple of nationalist politicians laying the groundwork for a deal with Syria’s strongman?

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Relative of American Jailed in Iran Pleads for U.S. Help

Cousin urges Washington to cut a deal with Tehran to secure release of Iranian-American businessman and his elderly father.

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A Humanitarian Intervention in the West Wing

The State Department's Syria dissenters realize it’s time to plan for a post-Obama Middle East.

Argument

The Syria Dissent Channel Message Means The System Is Working

The State Department Syria memo isn't some dangerous sign of insurrection. It's an essential instrument for sparking essential debate.

Argument

Argentina’s Deal With the Devil

For a moment, it looked like Venezuela’s beleaguered opposition had a powerful new ally in Buenos Aires. But it didn’t take long for principles to give way to big politics.

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