Pompeo dismisses Iraqi request to work on plan to withdraw US troops - CNN

Friday, January 10, 2020

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State Department officials on Friday made clear that the United States does not intend to withdraw troops from Iraq, despite requests from that country's leadership to establish a mechanism to do so. The statements are the latest in the back and forth between...

New US-Iran Tensions Boon for IS, Other Extremist Groups - Voice of America

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

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The Islamic State group (IS) could be the major beneficiary of the conflict between the United States and Iran as tensions reach a new level between the two countries over the U.S. killing of Iran’s most powerful commander, Qassem Soleimani, experts...

5 Things to Watch for From North Korea in 2020 - U.S. News and World Report

Thursday, December 26, 2019

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This year has been one of the most tumultuous in recent relations between the U.S. and North Korea, following a series of threats and warnings from both sides, optimism at the prospect of talks and discouragement when they collapsed. North Korean...

As South Sudan’s conflict drags on, U.S. frustrations mount - Washington Post

Friday, December 20, 2019

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For years, South Sudan’s warring leaders have delayed putting an end to their country’s brutal conflict, scuttling peace talks and blowing past deadlines as the death toll mounted and a refugee crisis caused upheaval across the region. The perpetual delays are straining...

Violence Is a Dangerous Route for Protesters - Foreign Policy

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

By: Maria J. Stephan

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In “Violence Is Sometimes the Answer,” Kai Thaler argues that the use of violence by protesters is sometimes necessary, particularly in the face of aggressive regime violence, and critiques those “preaching nonviolent resistance” from the outside. These are...