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North Korea’s Nuclear Defiance of Trump’s “Fire and Fury” – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)North Korea's Nuclear Defiance of Trump's “Fire and Fury”Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The test, accompanied by a demand that the United States abandon its “hostile policy” toward North Korea, directly defies President Donald Trump's warnings that North Korean threats would be met with “fire and fury, and frankly power that the world … [Read more...]

Monetization of International Relations – HuffPost

HuffPostMonetization of International RelationsHuffPostTrump's money obsessions add nothing innovative to international relations. For centuries, money has been a dominant factor in relations among states. Occupations, invasions, war booty, indentured labor, and slavery were the common instruments for ... … [Read more...]

Controlling Chaos: How Russia manages its political war in Europe – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsControlling Chaos: How Russia manages its political war in EuropeEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsInsofar as there is a command-and-control node, it is within the Presidential Administration, which is perhaps the most important single organ within Russia's highly de-institutionalised state. Without giving up hope of persuading Moscow to change its … [Read more...]

The forgotten role of the Peace Corps in US foreign policy – Washington Post

Washington PostThe forgotten role of the Peace Corps in US foreign policyWashington PostThere is no such thing as a cultural “ambassador” who can represent the melting pot of the United States, but Peace Corps volunteers are frequently interpreted as direct extensions of American values and principles. That gives the Peace Corps an ... … [Read more...]

7 central issues Trump campaigned on and how he’s done in 6 months – Virginian-Pilot

Virginian-Pilot7 central issues Trump campaigned on and how he's done in 6 monthsVirginian-PilotThe promise: Stop China from taking advantage of the United States. The reality: Again, depends how you look at this. International relations experts argued that when Trump left the Paris climate agreement, it empowered China, the world's other largest ...Republicans used to compare talking … [Read more...]

The US Justice Department and Kleptocracy in Nigeria – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The US Justice Department and Kleptocracy in NigeriaCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)On July 14, the Justice Department announced that it had filed a civil complaint seeking the forfeiture and recovery of some $144 million, the proceeds of Nigerian corruption and allegedly laundered in and through the United States. The complaint ... … [Read more...]

Punjabis and Mexican dance together on July 4 and the Internet goes crazy – KTVU San Francisco

KTVU San FranciscoPunjabis and Mexican dance together on July 4 and the Internet goes crazyKTVU San FranciscoSTOCKTON, Calif. - There's a lot of negativity in the country right now, especially as the bad feelings relatest o immigrants and race. But one neighborhood in Stockton transcended all that on July 4, and Jashandeep Kahlon, 25, captured that slice of ...and more » … [Read more...]

RELEASE: Lt. Governor Habib Selected as Member of Council on Foreign Relations – Access Washington

Access WashingtonRELEASE: Lt. Governor Habib Selected as Member of Council on Foreign RelationsAccess WashingtonOLYMPIA– Lt. Governor Cyrus Habib has been selected to serve as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the pre-eminent non-partisan American think tank on U.S. foreign policy. ... addition to chairing the Legislative Committee on Economic ... … [Read more...]

Bringing the desert together: How to advance Sahelo-Maghreb integration – European Council on Foreign Relations

European Council on Foreign RelationsBringing the desert together: How to advance Sahelo-Maghreb integrationEuropean Council on Foreign RelationsThe growth of regional terrorism, the collapse of Malian State in 2012, and the migration crisis after 2014 all mean that world must think about the Sahel. Yet despite the newfound attention to the region, regional and international efforts to resolve ... … [Read more...]

Tillerson’s No. 2 Denies Turmoil at State Department – Foreign Policy (blog)

Foreign Policy (blog)Tillerson's No. 2 Denies Turmoil at State DepartmentForeign Policy (blog)DHS “has neither the international staffing infrastructure nor the expertise to identify refugee groups in need of protection or resettlement, nor to understand the diplomatic consequences or opportunities to leverage resettlement for U.S. foreign ...and more » … [Read more...]

The Beleaguered US Water System – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsThe Beleaguered US Water SystemCouncil on Foreign RelationsWestern states wrangle over water rights as drought and overuse deplete their rivers, reservoirs, and aquifers. Meanwhile, debate continues over the proper role of the federal government in regulating, as well as funding, the nation's water ... … [Read more...]

Former Diplomats Urge Tillerson to Keep Refugee Office Where It Belongs – Common Dreams

Foreign Policy (blog)Former Diplomats Urge Tillerson to Keep Refugee Office Where It BelongsCommon DreamsIn a letter Sunday, dozens of former diplomats encouraged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to keep the U.S.'s refugee office at the State Department, instead of sending it to the Department of Homeland Security. ... "Refugee issues are rooted in ...Tillerson to Shutter State Department … [Read more...]

Women Around the World: This Week – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Women Around the World: This WeekCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week's post, covering July 8 to July 17, was compiled with support from Becky Allen, Anne Connell, and Kathryn Sachs ... … [Read more...]

Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online ContentCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Christopher Zheng is an intern and Alex Grigsby is the assistant director of the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Net Politics report watch series of posts distills the most relevant digital and cyber ... … [Read more...]

What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)What Trump Gets Right About the Middle EastCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)What Trump Gets Right About the Middle East. The president has made plenty of unforced foreign policy errors. But in the Middle East, he seems to grasp what the United States can achieve and, importantly, what it cannot. Blog Post by Steven A. Cook.Small states on the superpower … [Read more...]

International Relations Committee chair defends SA on Bashir ruling – Citizen

CitizenInternational Relations Committee chair defends SA on Bashir rulingCitizenThe chairman of Parliament's international relations portfolio committee on Thursday maintained South Africa acted in the best interests of African states by not arresting Sudanese president Omar al-Bashir, despite the International Criminal Court (ICC ...Omar al-Bashir ruling enough justification to leave ICC - … [Read more...]

US congressman: Relations with Belarus will be important to US foreign policy – Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)US congressman: Relations with Belarus will be important to US foreign policyBelarus News (BelTA)MINSK, 6 July (BelTA) – The relations with Belarus will be important to the U.S. foreign policy, head of the delegation of the United States of America to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, Chairman of the Helsinki Commission Sen. Roger Wicker said at ...and more » … [Read more...]

Mexico Urged To Think Big In NAFTA Talks – Arizona Public Media

Arizona Public MediaMexico Urged To Think Big In NAFTA TalksArizona Public MediaMEXICO CITY – Former top Mexican officials are urging their government to push for an ambitious upgrade in trade negotiations with the United States and Canada later this year. Mexican government ... Mexican officials should seek to establish common ...and more » … [Read more...]