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...
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?
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.
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.
The scale of the U.S. military’s response to the disastrous Haiyan Typhoon in the Philippines has been impressive.
Reinforced by the president’s ambitious rebalancing of foreign policy to pay greater attention to the Asia-Pacific, the United States will continue to play a defining role in the stability and security of the region in the coming decades.
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.
The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB, and malaria (TGF) was created in 2002 to stop the deaths and destructions caused by the three diseases.
Diplomats took an important step towards resolving the Iran nuclear crisis in the recent Geneva negotiations. U.S. politicians need to refrain from actions that could squander this important opportunity.
A critical player, necessary for any lasting deal, was not represented at last week’s negotiations over Iran’s nuclear program in Geneva: Congress.