Foreign Policy

John Kerry – latter day Neville Chamberlain?

Is John Kerry positioning himself to be remembered as the latest re-incarnation of Neville Chamberlain?  Whether intentional or not, his appeasement of Iran on its nuclear program qualifies him for consideration.

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House GOP ignores immigration reform at its peril

This week, United We Dream leaders—both immigrant youth and our parents—flooded Capitol Hill offices to remind the House Republican caucus that their decision to block immigration reform this year is both politically foolhardy and deeply immoral.

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Bahrain hearing ignores failures of US policy

On Tuesday, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held its first hearings on Bahrain since the large scale pro-democracy protests there in early 2011. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has yet to do so. The House...

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What about the Malalas left behind in Afghanistan?

Malala Yousefzai, the Pakistani teenager shot in 2012 for supporting girls’ education has continued to captivate the Western world.  Now recovered in England, she has the protection of international recognition and support.  But what about the safety and well-being of the many Afghan men and women in Afghanistan who work for the international community, who are fighting for democracy and women’s rights, who want change, but ironically, are not as well protected as Malala?

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Morocco: Fifty years later, a steadfast friend

The U.S. and Morocco are both committed to dealing with the challenges of extremism and terrorism, and to bringing stability, economic growth, dignity, and democratic reforms to the Middle East and North Africa.

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American freedom riders; Iranian hunger strikers

Iranian dissidents held in prison-like conditions in Iraq are the true profiles in courage. Just like few dreamed freedom riders and sit-in demonstrators would ignite the civil rights movement, it seems inconceivable that the suffering of a few might ignite a chain of events that brings down leaders of the Iranian regime—Ayatollah Ali Khamenei and his satrap in Iraq—Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki.

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Egypt remains confused by White House policy

There is consensus among Egypt’s political elite that no country could replace the strategic relationship with the United States. At the same time, the hallways of power in Egypt are filled with strong sentiment of disappointment towards the Obama White House.

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