Foreign Policy

Even in death, Karimov’s iron fist squeezes Uzbekistan

Islam Karimov, Uzbekistan’s late authoritarian ruler, preyed on his people. Secretive, corrupt, and brutal, he allowed those close to him to enrich themselves at the public’s expense to the tune of $850 million, according to lawsuits filed by the...

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The missed opportunity of JASTA

In the course of delivering its first veto override to President Obama, Congress upheld a bill that would permit U.S. citizens to sue the Saudi government in connection with the 9/11 terror attacks.

It might be tempting to view this vote as...

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Threats to U.S. humanitarian aid

Humanitarian relief and development aid is one of the unheralded bipartisan success stories of recent years.  The amount of aid provided by the U.S. government has steadily increased, while Congress and the Obama Administration have passed...

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JASTA — Congress should override this veto

After a decade of struggle, the Congress passed by unanimous vote in both chambers the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) which the president has vetoed. As soon as this week the Congress will determine whether to override. ...

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The Yulin Dog Meat Festival: an abomination worth our attention

On Sept. 14, hundreds of people travelled from across the country to attend a briefing that I hosted on the Yulin Dog Meat Festival. At the briefing, Marc Ching, the Founder of the Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, played 60 seconds of footage...

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Obama’s November surprise

With last year’s Iran nuclear deal appearing less and less likely to go down in the history books as a legacy foreign policy achievement, there is growing speculation that President Obama will spring a diplomatic surprise on Israel during the...

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