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Foreign Policy Elite Fret over Washington Shutdown

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by Jim Lobe

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Three days into the partial shutdown of the federal government, foreign policy mavens are voicing growing concern about the closure’s impact on U.S. credibility overseas. “This sends a message to ... Read More



Taking “Yes” For An Answer

Published on October 4th, 2013 | by James Russell

by James A. Russell The image of the finger-wagging Israeli Prime Minister at the United Nations this week provides the international community with a powerful message: the world — and the United States — must tirelessly search ... Read More



Saudis Should Welcome A US Move Toward Iran

Published on October 3rd, 2013 | by Thomas Lippman

by Thomas W. Lippman Shortly after President Obama’s startling telephone conversation with Iran’s new president, Hassan Rouhani, a Saudi Arabian journalist wrote that “The phone call between Obama and Rouhani shocked the Gulf states, Jordan, Turkey, Israel, and ... Read More



Bibi’s Gang: All the Prime Minister’s Men (and Women)

Published on October 2nd, 2013 | by Marsha B. Cohen

by Marsha B. Cohen Hours before the U.S. federal government shutdown, members of the House and Senate from both parties were with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a reception honoring outgoing Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren. House ... Read More


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Barking Up The Wrong Tree

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Peter Jenkins

by Peter Jenkins Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s statement to the UN General Assembly today leaves me feeling frustrated. There are more than 30 points in it that I would dearly love to discuss with him, either ... Read More



When Silence Is Hardly Golden

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Henry Precht

by Henry Precht The recent telephone conversation between Presidents Obama and Rouhani — and their positive descriptions of the exchange — are precisely on target for bringing an end to the Iran-US Cold War. Distrust has been the ... Read More



US State Department Official Interviewed in Iran Daily

Published on October 1st, 2013 | by Guest

by Shawn Amoei In the latest sign of increasing press freedom and Iranian receptivity towards a thaw in relations with the United States, one of Iran’s leading dailies published on Monday an interview with the State Department’s Persian-language spokesman, ... Read More

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