Thursday's global agenda: US prepares for post-Chavez era

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Three Kurdish activists were assassinated in France on Thursday, potentially jeopardizing cease-fire talks with Turkey. [The New York Times]

Iran is stalling on a date to resume nuclear talks, U.S. officials say. [Al-Monitor]

America's energy boom could reshape the country's foreign policy. [The Wall Street Journal]

Lobbying and regulations:

The State Department is seeking public comment on its Smart Traveler Enrollment Program

The Camstoll Group is working for Outlook Energy Investments (wholly owned by the Emirate of Abu Dhabi) regarding “Issues pertaining to illicit financial activity and developing and implementing strategies to combat illicit financial activity.”

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