Foreign Policy

Global development initiatives – why it matters

Having spent most of my professional life in international development in countries across the globe, I’m frequently asked - why should the United States invest in supporting global development while we...

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Ukraine: Knocking at the gates of Europe

On July 20, the assassination of a well-respected journalist in Kyiv shook post-revolutionary Ukraine in a way that even the war a few hundred miles away could not. Killed by a car bomb in the city center, Pavel Sheremet lived the...

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How US states can promote Israeli-Palestinian peace

The growing number of laws and resolutions approved by US states, designed to block anti-Israel boycotts, divestment and sanctions efforts have sent shock waves through many organizations concerned with the Israel-Palestinian conflict.

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Our ally, the US, on Turkey’s troublesome night

Those who do not live on Turkish soil did not fully understand what happened in Turkey on the evening of July 15, and there is no way they could have. What happened that night was a civil opposition, the likes of which had never been seen in any...

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Ransom payment? Try obligation fulfilled

In January 1981, Ronald Reagan became the 40th President of the United States.  He did a great many things during his term of office, some good and some bad.  But, one of the least noticed – at least in the general public – was to...

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Conditions should come with $40B aid package to Israel

Despite the billions of dollars in foreign assistance that Israel already receives annually from the United States, the Obama administration is reportedly close to providing the Jewish state with up to $40 billion in funding over 10 years, making...

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TPP would make medicine a luxury for developing nations

The Trans-Pacific Partnership, a treaty currently stalled in the U.S. Senate, contains a provision that would require all member countries to adopt laws that protect the profits of American pharmaceutical companies. On the losing end of...

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