Travis King in US custody after North Korea expulsion - BBC News

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

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US soldier Travis King, who fled from South to North Korea in July, is in American custody after being expelled by Pyongyang, officials say. Pvt King was transferred into US custody in China before being flown to a US military installation. The 23-year-old reconnaissance specialist illegally crossed into North Korea in July. North Korean media said he had fled because of...

Mediation, Negotiation & Dialogue

Why Iran won't budge on mandatory hijab laws — according to the president's wife - NPR

Monday, September 25, 2023

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Iran's government has put forth a new spokesperson to defend its policies toward women: the president's wife. Jamileh Alamolhoda accompanied her husband to the annual meeting of the United Nations in New York. She took questions from NPR as her country marked the one-year anniversary of nationwide uprisings that were triggered by the death of...

Fragility & Resilience

Biden Pledges Climate, Infrastructure Assistance to Pacific Island Nations - Voice of America

Monday, September 25, 2023

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U.S. President Joe Biden launched his summit of Pacific Island nations on Monday with an apology and an acknowledgment. First, he gave his regrets for canceling a visit to Papua New Guinea earlier this year amid domestic political drama. And then he hailed U.S. diplomatic recognition of the Cook Islands and the tiny island nation of...

Democracy & Governance

U.S. Army Hospital in Germany Is Treating Americans Hurt Fighting in Ukraine - The New York Times

Saturday, September 23, 2023

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A group of Ukrainian Army soldiers pierced by Russian grenades and mortar shells arrived at a hospital recently in need of surgery. It would have been a familiar scene from the bloody war grinding on in Ukraine, except for two crucial differences: Most of the wounded soldiers were American, and so was the hospital — the U.S. Army’s flagship medical center in Germany. The Army has quietly started to treat wounded Americans and other fighters evacuated from...

Conflict Analysis & Prevention

Negotiators: No Agreement in 1st Day of Nagorno-Karabakh Talks - Voice of America

Friday, September 22, 2023

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Negotiators said Friday there were no results to report after the first day of talks between representatives for ethnic Armenians in Nagorno-Karabakh and Azerbaijan’s government to discuss the future of the breakaway region. In a statement, the separatists said they were negotiating the withdrawal of their troops and, “and to ensure the return to their homes of the citizens displaced by military aggression." The statement, as reported by Agence France-Presse (AFP), said they agreed to...

Fragility & Resilience