Foreign Policy

In Russia-US Deal, West leaves Syrian Islamist mess

With no official documentation publicly available, latest cease-fire negotiated by the US and Russia has been criticized as unusually vague, nontransparent, and weak. But in the seemingly incoherent array of US policies and alliances between...

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No need to veto JASTA

Last week the House of Representatives joined the Senate in passing a bill commonly known as JASTA that would create a statutory mechanism for victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attack on the United States to...

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Return of the wise men

15 years after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, what does the world look like?  For the past eight years the Obama Administration and their allies in the media have promoted a “narrative” that portrayed Obama’s withdrawal from national...

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A clear signal on Georgia’s future

Last week was remarkable for my country Georgia - in one week the United States, NATO, and the European Union all acted in different ways to show their unbreakable support for Georgia’s continued Western integration and development....

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Eastern Europe risks losing UN top job race

Following the fourth straw poll of candidates for the post of UN Secretary-General last Friday, several things have become clear.

The first is that the top five candidates are still four men and one woman; four Eastern Europeans and one...

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Where will Russia invade next?

In the dying days of his presidency, Barack Obama has reignited the debate over whether or not the U.S. should adopt a no first use policy – a pledge not to fire nuclear weapons unless first attacked by an adversary using them. According to...

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