Foreign Policy

A phone call home to Gaza

There is no way out for most from Gaza.  Too many stultify as a consequence of having few or no positive outlets. 

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What a difference six months makes

I first visited Domiz refugee camp in May 2013 and noted “the camp is below standards in many sectors and the living situation in many parts of Domiz is unacceptable.”

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Two myths that could sink the nuclear deal with Iran

The deal brokered by the U.S., Iran, and UN powers is historic for breaking three decades of non-relations and escalations between Washington and Tehran. But now the most difficult work begins, with risks that a final deal will fall prey to the domestic political battles inside Iran and the U.S.

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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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