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New York Times Editorial Board: Foreign policy, defense policy; Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, Fall 2013

Rand Paul Challenges Marco Rubio and Ted Cruz on Iran — Politicians who oppose President Obama can bluster all they want, grab headlines and curry favor with donors yet don't have to be responsible for their (too often) irresponsible critiques and prescriptions on foreign policy. So it was refreshing to hear Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky split with some of his fellow Republicans on Iran during a presidential forum on Saturday organized by Freedom Partners.

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Get More Rights — Forced from their homes by civil war, millions of Syrians have been displaced, either within Syria or to neighboring countries. There is no sign of an end to the four-year-old conflict, but there is some good news from Turkey, where 1.6 million Syrians have taken refuge.

After the Attack in Peshawar, Will Afghanistan and Pakistan Cooperate? — One vital element missing from the long fight against the various Taliban groups that operate on both sides of the lawless Afghanistan-Pakistan border has been serious cooperation between the governments in Kabul and Islamabad. The slaughter of 148 students and teachers by Pakistani Taliban at a military-run school in Peshawar on Tuesday ought to change that.

Senate Committee Bothered to Authorize War Against Islamic State — The Senate Foreign Relations Committee got some things right when it voted on Thursday to authorize President Obama's war against Islamic State. The panel at least attempted to deal head on with this problem, which the rest of Congress has chosen to ignore during five months of American-led bombing in Iraq and Syria-even though the Constitution assigns lawmakers the responsibility for declaring war.

World to Desperate Syrians: We Won’t Help — Some of the world's wealthiest and most important countries are failing the test of international citizenship and basic compassion. In the face of the brutal Syrian civil war, which has forcibly displaced millions of civilians, these states have not resettled a single refugee. Let's name names here: China. Russia.

Another Mass Death Sentence in the 'New' Egypt — In the new Egypt, there may be even less respect for justice, the rule of law and human rights as in the old Egypt. On Tuesday, an Egyptian court issued a mass death sentence against 188 people accused of supporting the Muslim Brotherhood, on charges that grew out of the killing of a handful of police officers during a riot last year.

Afghans Are Surprisingly Optimistic — After the lives lost and the billions spent and often wasted in Afghanistan, it is easy for Americans to be discouraged about the country's future. The Taliban continues to be a serious threat as does corruption, while the economy is largely dependent on dwindling international handouts. Yet Afghans have a remarkably hopeful view.

Can America and Russia Get Along? — Dayton, Ohio - To hear some Russians tell it, the United States has a "master plan" to demonize their president, Vladimir Putin, and use sanctions, imposed because of the crisis in Ukraine, to bring down his government. They also accuse Washington of backing pro-Nazi factions in Ukraine. Such conclusions are absurd.

Narendra Modi’s Cabinet Is a Rogue’s Gallery — On the campaign trail earlier this year, India's prime minister, Narendra Modi, appealed to voters by promising to combat corruption and clean up politics. He was rewarded with a huge national electoral victory as well as success in state elections last month.

How Many Soldiers Were Exposed to Chemical Weapons in Iraq? — One of the more scandalous secrets from America's decade in Iraq is coming to light. Defense officials have now acknowledged that, since 2003, more than 600 American service members have reported that they believe they were exposed to chemical warfare agents in Iraq.
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Jan 27, 2015

This is not the future Egyptians deserve: Egypt Condemns Western Outrage @ Fatal Shooting of Protester

Jan 27, 2015

From ex-Sens. Nunn&Lugar who have maximum credibility on this: U.S.& Russia must repair partnership on nuKE security

Jan 27, 2015

Israeli Opposition Takes Aim at Netanyahu Over Planned Speech to Congress

Jan 27, 2015

This could be huge but 3k is fraction of total 12k: U.N. secures pledge to free 3,000 South Sudan child soldiers

Jan 26, 2015

RT @peterbakernyt: Obama to bring bipartisan delegation to Riyadh, including @SenJohnMcCain, James Baker @CondoleezzaRice, Brent Scowcroft and Steve Hadley.

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