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Moving Crude Oil, Volatile Prices, and Sticky Policies

Lee Lane

The sharp drop in world oil prices is adding new urgency to the discord over policy....

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KI News Highlights (January 17-23)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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The Fall and the Rise of France

Benjamin Haddad

Before the Charlie Hebdo attack, France was racked by self-doubt and in self-evident decline. Will it capture a new sense of purpose in its aftermath?...

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Caving to Iran

Lee Smith

Sanctions will be an empty threat against an Iranian empire under a nuclear umbrella....

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India-Pakistan Tension

Aparna Pande

Aparna Pande on India-Pakistan relations....

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Obama and Modi: The India-US Moment?

Aparna Pande

President Obama's participation in India's Republic Day celebrations on January 26 is more than a gesture....

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How the Elvis Presley Doctrine Blocked Keystone XL

Robert W. Murray & Christopher Sands

The King provides an interesting explanation for the Obama administration's pipeline policy....

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The Turning Point for Internet Freedom

Robert M. McDowell

As regulators weigh imposing net neutrality on the Web, Congress tries to pre-empt government overreach....

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Swiss Currency Shock Spoils Signor Draghi's Party

Brendan Brown

The ECB has finely copied every mistake of the Federal Reserve. And it is now proposing to copy another one....

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Our Jihad Addiction

Husain Haqqani

Confronting the jihadists comprehensively will make Pakistan more secure....

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In State of the Union, Obama Should Not Forget Asia

Richard Weitz

U.S. President Barack Obama will most likely devote less attention to foreign policy issues in tonight’s State of the Union speech than to his domes...

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KI News Highlights (January 10-16)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Keystone Matters Now More Than Ever

Arthur Herman

Arthur Herman on the continuing importance of the Keystone XL Pipeline project....

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ISIS: What Comes Next?

Husain Haqqani & Nina Shea

Husain Haqqani and Nina Shea discuss ISIS and the Middle East at the 92nd Street Y, January 13, 2015....

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The White House Response to the Paris Attacks

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Hudson President & CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein interviewed on WSJ Live (January 13, 2015) about the U.S. government's failure to send a high-level repres...

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Charlie Hebdo and France's Irreligious Tradition

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Charlie Hebdo has suddenly become the best-known example of a venerable French tradition: vituperative and unrelenting anti-religious satire....

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The GOP's Congress Problem

Christopher DeMuth

Republicans now lead of a branch of government strong in theory and reputation but grown weak through delegation and disuse of its powers....

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Muslims Must Shed Their Narrative of Grievance

Husain Haqqani

As a community, Muslims are obsessed with their past pre-eminence and have made little effort to understand the causes of their decline over the past....

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History Repeats Itself

Ronald Radosh

Young radicals of the 1960s and '70s received their Ph.D.s and began their "long march through the institutions." They now dominate the profession....

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A Sequel to the Monetary Story of the Oil Price Collapse

Brendan Brown

Will low oil prices fuel a blossoming U.S. economy in 2015? Don't be too sure....

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Saving TTIP by Learning from NAFTA

Christopher Sands

For anti-globalization campaigners, every new agreement is a possible NAFTA....

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FCC Can't Pick And Choose Network Neutrality Rules

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Neither Congress nor a future Commission can immediately undo the damage of a harmful FCC order on network neutrality....

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Terror Attacks Cannot Save Islam's 'Honour'

Husain Haqqani

Dealing with causes of Muslim decline, not random or orchestrated acts of terrorism, would be the real way forward in saving Muslims from dishonor....

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Power Play: Keystone XL Challenge Tossed

Christopher Sands

Christopher Sands from the Hudson Institute weighs in on the future of Keystone after a Nebraska court finds pipeline laws constitutional. "Click her...

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Paris Terror Attacks: The Islamist Goal of Global Silence

Naser Khader

We simply cannot allow fundamentalists to threaten us to silence....

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KI News Highlights (January 3-9)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Hate-Speech Laws Aren’t the Answer to Islamic Extremism—They’re Part of the Problem

Nina Shea

Enforcing blasphemy codes against their citizens won’t protect European countries from violence....

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Apostasy and Blasphemy Codes

Paul Marshall

Many Islamic and Muslim-majority nations impose brutal punishments for apostasy and blasphemy. Reports of Muslims and non-Muslims being sentenced to y...

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Colorado Kicks Off $5.7 Million Campaign to Encourage 'Safe' Pot Use

David W. Murray

Rather than bright ads, responsible elected officials should not be afraid to speak the truth about this drug....

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Putin el Terrible

Jaime Daremblum

La detención del dirigente opositor Alexei Navalny, hace pocos días, marcó el renacer de las campañas persecutorias de los enemigos –ciertos o supuest...

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Paris: Did France Lose Track of a Terror Suspect?

Lee Smith

French authorities have known about Kouachi and his activities for more than a decade....

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Kenneth Weinstein on the Terrorist Attack in Paris

Kenneth R. Weinstein

Hudson Institute President and CEO Kenneth R. Weinstein speaks with Sean Hannity about the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo in Paris....

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The Cracks in China's Political Narrative

John Lee

China is slowing and its economic problems are more than simply cyclical....

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Damages From Trafficking In Stolen Property: Sony Info And Celebrity Photos

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

We can deter North Korea and other cyber-terrorists by reducing the commercial use of stolen property here at home....

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Congress' Missile Defense Opportunity

Richard Weitz

No congressional responsibility is more important than protecting the American people against nuclear threats from North Korea and other U.S. adversar...

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After Ukraine, Putin’s Eurasian Union Could Be Dead on Arrival

Richard Weitz

On Jan. 1, 2015, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s flagship geopolitical project, the Eurasian Union, formally came into existence. Building on the e...

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Secular India vs. Hindu Nationalism

Aparna Pande

Six months into his post, India's Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi appears to be facing his worst nemesis, the resurgence of militant, chauvinistic and...

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Good Idea to Declassify Censored Portions of 9/11 Report?

Gabriel Schoenfeld

Gabriel Schoenfeld and Nomiki Konst discuss national security vs. public's right to know....

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Avoiding Ballistic Blindness

Richard Weitz

Without adequate sensor coverage to detect and track missile threats, interceptors will be flying blind and rendered useless....

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Hill of Beans

Arthur Herman

Only in the State Department could a senior official carry out blunders like Hill’s and still be considered a brilliant public servant....

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2015: The ObamaCare Crucible

Tevi Troy

The people will continue to judge Obamacare based on what it costs them, whether the goals of near-universal coverage are met, and whether they will...

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2014: A Year in Reading

Tevi Troy

Some favorite books from this year (and earlier)....

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What Surging Chinese Investment in Australia Says about China

John Lee

It is only a matter of time, we are frequently told, that China will be the dominant economic power in Asia, if not the world....

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Getting to Brussels

John Fonte

Francis Fukuyama has become one of America’s foremost public intellectuals. ...

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Lima Greens

Irwin M. Stelzer

Another climate conclave comes and goes....

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Richard Weitz on Missile Defence

Richard Weitz

Richard Weitz on missile defence...

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Why Harper Took the Risks He Did With Cuba

Christopher Sands

Canada's role in U.S. President Barack Obama's overture to the Cuban government has been quickly overshadowed by that of Pope Francis, and by the rauc...

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Reason to Be Jolly this Holiday Season

Irwin M. Stelzer

An estimated 90 million of us will drive 50 miles or more during this holiday season, and recent years’ gnashings of teeth at the pump are being rep...

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Justice or Politics?

David W. Murray

Politics were served by falsely accusing the criminal justice system as unjust and racist....

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When Journalists Don't Get Religion

Paul Marshall

Why aren't the media better at covering religion stories?...

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Christians on the Run From Iraq

Nina Shea

The Islamic State is attaining its key goal, and U.S. media find the story of “limited interest.”...

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Why Beijing Shouldn't Fear the Festive Season

John Lee

Although never officially a Christian country, Christmas has become a festive time for hundreds of millions of Chinese citizens. In this respect, the ...

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Obama's Grand Reset

Lee Smith

Obama’s right that the Cold War is over. But if he doesn’t see that its lessons are still relevant, his real legacy may be a 21st-century Cold War....

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U.S. Should Rethink Policies in Face of Deepening Russia-China Ties

Richard Weitz

This year has seen a remarkable strengthening of Russian-Chinese ties, building on a relationship that even before 2014 was at its historical best. Th...

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Bringing Down the Castros for Good

Jaime Daremblum

Jettisoning the embargo may be just the way to bring down the Castros once and for all....

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Restaurants Should Be Doing More to Fight Obesity--for Their Own Good

Hank Cardello

The restaurant industry needs to get back to the kitchen and cook up a strategy to ride the trend....

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Time To Take On Kim Jong Un

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

Kim Jong Un has through his crimes attacked America and brought us low in ways that we do not yet fully understand. It is time to fight back....

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KI News Highlights (December 13-19)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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State of Delusion

Husain Haqqani

Pakistan must get over fantasies of parity with India by nursing jihadis as a strategic asset. It's time to junk ideological nationalism based on Isla...

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What Hollywood Gets That Obama Doesn't

Lee Smith

Recognizing North Korea’s very real threat, Sony had to axe The Interview...

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Mexico in Crisis

Jaime Daremblum

Unless President Peña Nieto rights the ship soon, both the United States and Mexico could find themselves sailing into stormy seas....

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U.S. Stokes Flames Of Discontent Between Korea And Japan

John Lee

In recent months, major U.S. newspapers, like the New York Times and Washington Post, have carried articles decrying the apparent eagerness of Japanes...

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Pakistan’s Greatest Enemy is Denial

Husain Haqqani

The policy of allowing militants to operate on Pakistani soil has proved disastrous....

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El Cancún de Hitler

Jaime Daremblum

Esa dimensión del coliseo hitleriano en Prora, o de los tantos otros mausoleos en las mayores ciudades, debería ser analizada y ponderada antes de tri...

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Technology, Timing, Threats and the Future of the U.S. Surface Fleet

Seth Cropsey

Revitalizing American seapower alone cannot address the civil wars in Libya and Syria, the consequences that will follow if Iran becomes a nuclear pow...

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The Future of Teen Drug Use?

David W. Murray

How long before the Obama Administration confronts and rejects the travesty of legal, recreational marijuana?...

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Pakistan's Tolerance of Jihadis Backfires Badly

Husain Haqqani

Extremist Islamists and jihadists have benefited from Pakistan's self-definition as an Islamic state....

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What Will New GOP Congress Mean for Net Neutrality?

Robert M. McDowell

Robert McDowell discusses the FCC, internet regulation and net neutrality. He speaks on "Street Smart.”...

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When Georgetown Ruled the World

Michael Pillsbury

Gregg Herken's new book "The Georgetown Set"...

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KI News Highlights (December 6-12)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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A Battle Over More than Money

Irwin M. Stelzer

The new dawn didn’t. There was to be no more sturm und drang, no more brinkmanship, no more government shutdowns, no more threats of default on Amer...

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India's Social Crisis

Aparna Pande

Indians voice indignation over highly publicized incidents of rape, like the recent one in Delhi of a young woman by an Uber driver, but there is litt...

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Drug Control Policy in Senate Republicans' Grasp

John P. Walters

When the American people gave Republicans majorities in both houses of the next Congress, they certainly indicated dissatisfaction with the performanc...

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Don't Cry (Too Much) for The New Republic

Lee Smith

Hughes is getting it from the left, nostalgic for a magazine that hasn’t existed in a while, and the right, nostalgic for a magazine that never really...

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Why Russia Remains India's BFF

John Lee

John Lee, Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Sydney, discusses Russia-India ties as Russian President Vladimir Putin attends the 15th An...

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In Asia, Confusion About U.S. Priorities Threatens Goals of Pivot

Richard Weitz

I had the opportunity to spend the past week in China and South Korea discussing various issues related to U.S. policy toward Asia with government rep...

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Aftermath of a Perfect Storm

John Fonte

A realistic solution on how to sustain a conservative regime must depend upon our success in emulating Coolidge and cutting mass legal immigration....

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America in Retreat: The New Isolationism and the Coming World Disorder

Lee Smith

The U.S. has the capacity to reverse its retreat. The real question is whether we can elect leaders who understand the consequences of retreat and are...

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KI News Highlights (November 29-December 5)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Kun én måde at undgå landtropper på i Syrien

Naser Khader

Fredag besøger lederen af den moderate syriske opposition, Hadi al-Bahra, Danmark. Den moderate opposition i Syrien skal styrkes, hvis vi skal have en...

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La Rusia de Putin

Jaime Daremblum

Dmitry Shostakovich, el célebre compositor y pianista ruso, recibió el anuncio de una cita con Stalin que el músico no había solicitado. En aquell...

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Turkey's Erdogan Builds Himself an Opulent Palace, Part of a 20-year Mess That Is U.S. Middle East Policy

Lee Smith

It’s after Thanksgiving, and so it bears mentioning that Turkey, under the direction of Recep Tayyip Erdogan, formerly that country’s prime minist...

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Ex-Pakistani Ambassador to US: Get Tougher With Islamabad

Husain Haqqani

A former Pakistani ambassador to the United States who now lives in exile in the West told Newsmax TV on Wednesday that trust between the two countrie...

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Nina Shea on The Drew Mariani Show

Nina Shea

Nina Shea discusses Asia Bibi and religious persecution on the Drew Mariani Show...

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Here's How the World Turned Against Israel

Lee Smith

Joshua Muravchik is a fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies and a contribut...

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Illegal Drugs and Civil Rights

David W. Murray & John P. Walters

The debate about enforcement of the drug laws has raised the question of what is required to support civil rights....

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Corruption Curses Mexico and Brazil

Jaime Daremblum

As two large, dynamic, middle-income nations, Mexico and Brazil should both be growing rapidly, modernizing, and charging ahead. Alas, no: corruption,...

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KI News Highlights (November 22-28)

Kleptocracy Initiative

Financial corruption and autocracy media coverage....

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Isolated Israel?: French Resolution Recognises Palestinian State

Benjamin Haddad

The French national assembly has voted to recognise Palestine as a state.The foreign minister argued that recognising a Palestinian state - as Sweden'...

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After Ukraine, Black Sea Becomes Contested Zone for Russia, NATO

Richard Weitz

Russia’s actions in Ukraine have radically altered the European security equation, with the Black Sea region becoming an acutely contested zone betw...

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Rough Waters Ahead: How to Maximize the Power of the U.S. Navy's Surface Fleet

Bryan Clark & Bryan McGrath

America's Navy faces a daunting future environment. Focusing on sea control might be the best way to evolve. ...

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The Changing Market for Spectrum

Harold Furchtgott-Roth

The market for spectrum has changed substantially in recent weeks. With it, the market for a range of wireless services has changed as well....

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Japanese Subs Still the Best Deal for Australia

Arthur Herman

Australia's long-awaited decision to buy up to 12 Soryu-class submarines from Japan has struck another problem: Labor unions are pressuring Prime Mini...

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Not Just Hagel: Navy Captain Fired for Questioning Obama Foreign Policy

Seth Cropsey

Hagel’s resignation under pressure from the White House is a drama largely written of Navy Captain James Fanell’s firing early in November...

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Iran Nuclear Talks – Victory for Tehran?

Michael Doran

Monday night’s extension of talks to curb Iran’s nuclear ambitions is being viewed in Washington foreign policy circles as a victory for Tehran. ...

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