US Policy

Re-Engaging the Middle East: A New Vision for U.S. Policy

by : Dafna H. Rand , Andrew P. Miller , Amazon Link Dafna H. Rand most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, on Secretary Hillary Clinton's Policy Planning…
Afghanistan withdrawal’s massive failure
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Grindle: Evidence Mounts of Afghanistan Withdrawal’s Massive Failure

By : Doug Grindle , Boston Herland Four months after the withdrawal from Afghanistan, there are no longer any illusions about what a failure the policy has been. The effort to retrieve people was shoddy enough, with people left stranded…
Settlement Units South of Jerusalem

Israeli Authorities Approve 3,700 Settlement Units South of Jerusalem

The Israeli Jerusalem municipality’s construction and planning committee on Wednesday approved the building of 3,700 settlement units south of Jerusalem, The New Arab reported. The construction plan targets the area between the occupied East…
Combat Mission
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Ex-Us Envoy: American Troops Won’t Leave Iraq Anytime Soon Despite Ending ‘Combat Mission’

Last month the US declared an end to its "combat mission" in Iraq, but has yet to announce plans to carry out the will of the country's parliament and withdraw its troops in full. In fact, Washington has not removed any of its remaining 2,500…
Iraq War to The World
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REVEALED: Ex-PM Tony Blair Secretly Promised George Bush He’d ‘Spin’ The Iraq War to The World

Tony Blair secretly promised George Bush he would lead a public relations drive to promote the Iraq War, it was revealed last night. The former prime minister's pledge, which was approved by the then US president, is disclosed in a Downing…
Vienna talks
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Iranian, Norwegian FMs consult on Afghanistan, Vienna talks

In a telephone conversation on Thursday evening, Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir Abdollahian and his Norwegian counterpart Anniken Huitfeldt discussed ties, regional and international issues as well as the ongoing nuclear deal talks in…
Afghanistan are Facing Extreme Hunger

Millions in Afghanistan are Facing Extreme Hunger

It's been a dire winter in Afghanistan, with 23 million people facing extreme levels of hunger amid the brutal cold. Shelley Thakral, spokeswoman for the World Food Program in Afghanistan, told NPR that there are several reasons why so many…