Omar al-Hassi. Photo Credit: AFP

Peace talks resumed in Geneva on Monday with UNSMIL Head Bernardino Leon noting that the participants “have a very clear determination to reach an agreement, Continue →

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The escalation of violence in eastern Ukraine has again left western governments and strategists trying to understand the strategy of pro-Russian rebels and their Kremlin supporters, FT analysts Sam Jones Continue →

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  The British Department for International Development‘s use of US groups to strengthen parliaments in developing countries risks using taxpayers’ money to promote “less accountable” political systems at the expense Continue →

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Nunn-Lugar, R.I.P.

by krepon on January 27, 2015

The most important post-Cold War initiative to reduce nuclear dangers undertaken by the United States has come to a quiet, unceremonious end. Cooperative threat reduction programs to secure loose nukes Continue →

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“Read our history: the Russians will never give up their leader. We will tighten our belt, eat less food, suffer any privations, but if outsiders want to force changes on Continue →

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Twenty years ago, the now-Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) received massive influxes of refugees from neighboring Rwanda, triggering a state collapse that claimed millions of lives. The international community has Continue →

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Breyer turns down generic firms’ plea

by Lyle Denniston on January 27, 2015

Breyer turns down generic firms’ plea

Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer on Tuesday refused to order a quick release of the Court’s new ruling in the Copaxone drug patent case, but he left open the Continue →

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Burundi is facing a mounting risk of unrest ahead of key elections and African leaders should stop President Pierre Nkurunziza from running for a third term, rights groups warned Tuesday. Continue →

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Senators are Making Choices Now on Diplomacy before War with Iran

by Nukes of Hazard Blog: on January 27, 2015

The U.S. and other world powers, collectively known as the P5+1, are on the brink of making a historic deal to ensure Iran doesn’t get a nuclear bomb. Members of Continue →

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As Tajikistan approaches the March 1, 2015, parliamentary elections, it has to cope with critical challenges from political Islam and the economic consequences of Western sanctions against Russia. The parliamentary Continue →

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How to save the new Ukraine

by Demdigest on January 27, 2015

A new Ukraine was born a year ago in the pro-European protests that helped to drive President Viktor F. Yanukovych from power, note philosopher Bernard-Henri Lévy, and investor-philanthropist George Soros. And today, Continue →

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Obama visits a Saudi Arabia ‘in transition’?

by Demdigest on January 27, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama sought to cement ties with Saudi Arabia as he came to pay his respects on Tuesday after the death of King Abdullah, a trip that underscores the importance of a U.S.-Saudi Continue →

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Press Release from the NSA: Gupta Nomination Concern

On behalf of the National Sheriffs’ Association (NSA) and the 3080 elected sheriffs nationwide, Sheriff John Aubrey, NSA President and Sheriff of Continue →

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Military court imprisons youngest child ever

by sarahbenton on January 27, 2015

Israeli police detain a Palestinian child in Jerusalem following clashes in the holy city in late October 2014. Photo by Reuters)

Palestinian girl, 14, jailed for throwing stones

Malak al-Khatib sentenced in Continue →

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Rule of law – with Chinese characteristics

by Demdigest on January 27, 2015

Chinese authorities have detained former State Security Minister Zhou Yongkang on corruption charges and seized $14.5 billion in assets from the minister’s family and members of his inner circle, VOA Continue →

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A member of the Palestinian Red Crescent Society carries an injured child at a hospital in Rafah, in southern Gaza, on July 17. Photo by Said Khatib / AFP

How was Continue →

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Tomgram: John Feffer, Europe’s End?

by John Feffer on January 27, 2015

Europe won the Cold War...

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Democracy Now! 2015-01-27 Tuesday

by Amy Goodman on January 27, 2015

Democracy Now! Tuesday, January 27, 2015
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DR Congo: Intelligence Agency Says Holding Activist

by Human Rights Watch on January 27, 2015

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New Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz inherits the Islamic State threat. (Photo:  EPA/Jose Huesca)

New Saudi King Salman Bin Abdulaziz inherits the Islamic State threat. (Photo: EPA/Jose Huesca)

“The Saudi authorities have condemned Islamic State, but they fear the destabilising effects of any detailed Continue →

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Clinton looks to tighten inner circle

by Amie Parnes on January 27, 2015

Hillary Clinton faces a stiff challenge in constructing a lean and mean campaign team that avoids the drama and leaks that hurt her 2008 effort.Clinton is working with an enormous Continue →
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