Opening More Channels in US-North Korea Relations

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by Daniel Jasper President Trump and Secretary Tillerson are at odds on diplomacy between the U.S. and North Korea (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, or DPRK). Secretary Tillerson emphasized that the U.S. has “three channels open to Pyongyang,” and that… Continue Reading  

Gaza’s Women Are Being Besieged on All Sides

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By Reem Amer and Tanya Rubinstein Over the past few weeks the Israeli media has focused much of its time on the all-female flotilla to Gaza, which was stopped by the Israeli army on the way from Sicily to the… Continue Reading  

American Military Intervention Can’t Save Syria

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by Rajan Menon The New York Times appears to have experienced an epiphany of the obvious on Syria. On October 6, its op-ed page ran a piece by Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson, both former members of President Obama’s National… Continue Reading  

The Latest Syrian Ceasefire

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by Derek Davison Raising hopes for an end to, or at least a pause in, the devastating Syrian civil war, a ceasefire negotiated last week by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov went into… Continue Reading  

Expert Q&A: US Should Encourage NATO/Turkey-led Assistance to Syrian Opposition Forces

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Emile Nakhleh is a retired Senior Intelligence Service Officer, a Research Professor at the University of New Mexico and a National Intelligence Council associate. Since retiring from the United States Government in 2006, he has been consulting with different US… Continue Reading