Mike Pompeo has Trump's ear, but who really wields the influence? - Washington Times

Sunday, March 17, 2019

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America’s top diplomat swept through the grandiose lobby of the famed Peninsula Hotel with purpose early on a recent morning. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo couldn’t have slept much since arriving late the night before, but he had a bounce in his step as a clutch of reporters attempted to...

No One Wants to Help Bashar al-Assad Rebuild Syria -The Atlantic

Friday, March 15, 2019

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When the Syrian conflict began, in March 2011, Bashar al-Assad seemed likely to be ousted, like other strongmen swept away by the Arab Spring. Eight years later, Assad is still president, but of a fractured, demolished country. Now one big question is: Who will pay to rebuild Syria? The bill is large. The United Nations estimates...

Teaching Peace and Conflict Resolution at West Central - KDLT

Monday, March 11, 2019

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Peace and conflict resolution. They’re subjects that aren’t taught in your every day curriculum, but are incredibly important to learn. Today and tomorrow, students at West Central High School are getting a first hand lesson. Allison Sturma from the United States Institute of Peace flew out to teach...

Pakistan's Long Support For Militants Puts The Country In A Bind - NPR

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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Pakistan's ambassador to the U.S., Asad Khan, says India is hastily and unfairly blaming his country for a Feb. 14 suicide bombing that killed more than 40 Indian security force members in the disputed Kashmir region. "India pointed the finger at Pakistan within minutes. The Indian government and media went into...

No question now Hanoi summit outcome was 'bad news' for Kim Jong-un - Washington Times

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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President Trump and Kim Jong-un’s failure to reach an agreement in their second summit was “really bad news” for the North Korean leader, according to a former top State Department official who had a instrumental role in opening the current nuclear diplomacy with Pyongyang. Mr. Trump’s decision...

Trump clings to 'all or nothing' strategy on North Korea - AFP

Saturday, March 9, 2019

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In Hanoi, Donald Trump overturned the widely held assumption he would be willing to settle for an interim agreement on North Korea’s denuclearization. But despite the breakdown of the summit and the atmosphere of scepticism that now abounds, the US president seems determined to stick with his “all or nothing” approach...

‘It is not hopeless’: UMD panel tackles global refugee crisis - The Diamondback

Friday, March 8, 2019

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Several international affairs experts discussed causes and solutions to the growing global refugee crisis at a University of Maryland panel on Thursday. “The response challenge [to the refugee crisis] is a formidable one,” said Eric Schwartz, president of Refugees International...

Preventing violent extremism in fragile states - Brookings Institute

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

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The Task Force on Extremism in Fragile States recently released its recommendations, calling for a new strategy to prevent violent extremism from developing in fragile states. Brookings Senior Fellow George Ingram and President of the U.S. Institute of Peace Nancy Lindborg explain why the U.S. needs to...