Editorial Writer, New York Times
New York Times Editorial Board: Foreign policy, defense policy
thebulletin.org — As part of his effort to win Republican support for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) in 2010, President Obama submitted to lawmakers a 10-year plan to maintain and modernize US nuclear warheads, strategic delivery systems, and their supporting infrastructure.
nytimes.com — President Obama's speech today was the most important statement on counterterrorism policy since the 2001 attacks, a momentous turning point in post-9/11 America. For the first time, a president stated clearly and unequivocally that the state of perpetual warfare that began nearly 12 years ago is unsustainable for a democracy and must come to an end in the not-too-distant future.
armscontrolnow.org — The International Atomic Energy Agency's (IAEA) May 2013 quarterly report on Iran's nuclear program indicates that Tehran is continuing to move forward on its nuclear program, installing more advanced centrifuges and building-up its stockpiles of uranium enriched to 3.5 percent and 20 percent, and moving forward on construction of its heavy water reactor at Arak.
english.ahram.org.eg — Following a long established rapport, Egypt-US relations have increasingly come under the spotlight in the post-revolution period. Ahram Online gains further insight in an exclusive interview with US Ambassador to Egypt Anne Patterson. Hidden behind high concrete walls in Cairo's upscale Garden City district, individuals - after getting security clearance - are met with patriotic symbols and historic memorabilia which fill the embassy corridors.
nytimes.com — Jon Elswick/Associated Press It's recently been revealed that the Obama administration seized phone records of The Associated Press over a story based on leaks and, in another case, accused a Fox News reporter of violating the law for asking a State Department official for confidential information.
lens.blogs.nytimes.com — ATHENS - "Five euros only, just 5 euros," whispered Maria, a young prostitute with sunken cheeks and bedraggled hair, as she pitched herself forward from the shadows of a graffiti-riddled alley in central Athens on a recent weeknight.
nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - President Obama embraced drone strikes in his first term, and the targeted killing of suspected terrorists has come to define his presidency. But lost in the contentious debate over the legality, morality and effectiveness of a novel weapon is the fact that the number of strikes has actually been in decline.
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