Foreign Policy

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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Building on AGOA, strengthening U.S.-African trade ties

With strong bipartisan support in Congress, the Obama administration signed into law last year a ten-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), the foundation of U.S. evolving trade policy with sub-Saharan Africa since 2000...

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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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