Foreign Policy

A case for the Yarmuth-Price resolution

With recent media reports that the Obama administration is considering options for addressing the present deadlock in Israeli-Palestinian diplomacy, it’s not surprising to see pro-Israel representatives in Congress debate whether the...

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Armenia and Azerbaijan: A Dawn of a Regional War?

Much attention has been showered on the intensifying of violence between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the mountainous Nagorno-Karabakh region of western Azerbaijan. Several dozen of soldiers and civilians have been killed in the fighting, which was...

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Working together in Europe makes us stronger

Sometimes a simple idea helps us all to be better and stronger, and in ways we never could have imagined.  For example, the international standardization of shipping containers after World War II radically cut the costs of global trade and...

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A tale of two Maldives

This year, my country of the Maldives – an Indian Ocean island archipelago of just over 300,000 people - has been the subject of a US Senate resolution, a statement by 10 Downing Street, and a report from the All-Party Maldives Group, a caucus of...

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Stop the tax-deductible status of the Jewish national fund

On March 30, 2016 attorneys from the National Lawyers Guild filed a legal memo to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requesting that the charitable tax-deductible status of the Jewish National Fund (JNF) be investigated. The memo alleges that the...

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Getting more bang for our foreign assistance bucks

In a Congress best known for gridlock, inaction and partisanship, something unusual happened at the end of last year that you might have missed hearing about.  The House of Representatives came together and voted unanimously to pass a bill...

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A new start for the US-Burma relationship

On April 1, long-time Aung San Suu Kyi confidant Htin Kyaw will take office as the new President of Myanmar. While The Lady will not be president, the fact that her National League for Democracy (NLD) party now controls the government is a turn...

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