Foreign Policy

Children suffer, as immigration reform stalls

The 113th Congress will go down in history as one of the most unproductive ever. As the House of Representatives prepares to recess for the holidays without acting on immigration reform, it is important to remember that their delay is causing real suffering for real people.

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Time is now for immigration reform

Wide acknowledgement from Republican House leadership — and support among Republican constituents — shows that immigration reform is definitely not a “dead” issue.

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Israel’s ‘Jim Crow’ treatment of Palestinians continues

Netanyahu at heart isn’t interested in the two-state solution and knows he has Washington’s Republicans – and many Democrats – on his side.  Right-wing Republicans will choose Israel’s conservative prime minister over their own president and an astonishing number of Democrats will, too.

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A nonpartisan consensus on Iran

America’s foreign policy heavyweights from both Republican and Democratic administrations are lining up in support of the current diplomatic path forward. It’s a consensus that should be heeded.

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Mandela’s legacy lives on in Iranian resistance

On Tuesday the international community recognized International Human Rights Day and reaffirmed the fundamental truths enshrined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Shortly thereafter, world leaders gathered to mourn the loss and...

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Iran and U.S. nuclear policy

For twenty years Iran concealed the scope of its nuclear program, which included development of uranium enrichment technology that can be used for reactor fuel or bombs. For a decade after Iran’s activities were exposed in 2003, the U.S. aimed to roll back Iran’s enrichment program to zero.

That policy failed.

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The awakening of Ukraine

The Orange Revolution of 2004 ushered in a period of hope that the tide may have turned but events quickly proved the expectation wrong. 

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Glimmer of hope for the Rohingya on Human Rights Day

Currently, the Rohingya minority is not recognized as a legitimate ethnic community and has had to endure the complete disregard of the government. Institutionalized marginalization such as this persistent non-recognition has led to increased sectarian violence against the Rohingya people in Burma.

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Foreign aid saves lives

We are living through the greatest improvements in child survival and health in human history, and it is thanks in large part to U.S. poverty-focused development assistance, aka “foreign aid.”

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