Foreign Policy

Time for Action on Bahrain

Thursday's appeal court ruling in Bahrain confirming the dissolution of the main opposition group Al Wefaq looks to have finally extinguished any prospects for reform. The Obama administration is now presented with the choice of meekly accepting...

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Trump and Crimea: from Russia with Love

Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin

I do not particularly care that Donald Trump personally admires Vladimir Putin. Everyone needs a role model. However, Mr. Trump's stunning naiveté of the crisis in Ukraine has allowed him to adopt policies that are so foreign they are almost...

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Taiwan and ICAO: this is the time

Safe skies, a critical concern in the modern era, especially after the attacks of 9-11, can only be assured through internationally uniform standards, multinational sharing of security protocols, and the...

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Refugees and labor market integration: making ends meet

We have seen the news footage and know the statistics—65 million people around the world have been displaced by violence and oppression. The situation is so acute that just today the United Nations General Assembly hosted an unprecedented...

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Money can’t buy you love

Each year, the United States spends over $35 billion on foreign aid. While the efficacy of such aid is one of the most hotly debated topics in international policy, few will deny that well-administered funds can bring significant...

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Truth at the U.N. refugee summit

The United Nations Summit on Large Movements of Refugees and Migrants, planned for today in New York, is an opportunity for the global community to address a humanitarian crisis of unprecedented breadth. More than 65 million...

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In Russia-US Deal, West leaves Syrian Islamist mess

With no official documentation publicly available, latest cease-fire negotiated by the US and Russia has been criticized as unusually vague, nontransparent, and weak. But in the seemingly incoherent array of US policies and alliances between...

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