After months of deliberation, Iranian negotiators and representatives of the 6-world power P5+1 negotiating team have agreed to meet on February 26 in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Hopeful watchers may read some symbolism into the location: Kazakhstan is one of the few nations to have voluntarily given up nuclear weapons, and no doubt Western negotiators hope for a similar outcome with Iran’s controversial nuclear activities.
Ten years ago today, America invaded Iraq primarily to counter a weapons of mass destruction (WMD) threat that did not exist. The invasion launched a war that lasted nearly nine years, took well over 4,000 American lives, saw tens of thousands of Iraqi civilians killed, and cost over $800 billion dollars, not counting additional billions to help the wounded and injured. The Iraq war has come to symbolize an era of American overreach and, to some, even hubris.
Furthermore, the White House has not announced how many soldiers will remain in Afghanistan after the war’s “official end” in 2014. The president has also been vague about the nature of the post-2014 military mission.All of this means the glass is still half-empty for those eager to see an end to a conflict that has gone sadly adrift.Rather than an accelerated withdrawal, Obama’s maneuver may actually permit the military to keep the bulk of U.S. forces in Afghanistan for most of 2013.
In 1999, Israelis and Palestinians participated in Track II talks in Belfast, which was recovering from its own history of violence: "As negotiators sat down to discuss Jerusalem, the art of the possible was evident all around them." https://t.co/JehN7K5TVt via @warontherocks
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Selecting a term
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