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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...]

Russia Selling Su-30 Fighters to Nigeria – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Russia Selling Su-30 Fighters to NigeriaCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Nigeria has also sought aircraft from the United States, most recently the A-29 Super Tucano, a light, turbo-prop (propeller-driven) aircraft that specializes in air-to-ground operations. However, there has been opposition among some members of ...and more » … [Read more...]

About Israel’s “Isolation” – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

The Indian ExpressAbout Israel's "Isolation"Council on Foreign Relations (blog)Look also at the composition of the votes: Israel lost all the Muslim-majority states except Burkina Faso. Of those countries where there is no Muslim majority, the vote was three nasty dictatorships (Cuba, Zimbabwe, Vietnam) in favor, Philippines and ...Israel-India relations were born in OsloYnetnewsHow … [Read more...]

Qatar: A Case Study For The Role Of Small States In International Relations – HuffPost

HuffPostQatar: A Case Study For The Role Of Small States In International RelationsHuffPostA Qatari refusal to bow to the dictate of its larger neighbors is a case study of the place of small states in international relations that is unfolding as a Saudi-UAE-led alliance prepares to tighten the noose around the Gulf state's neck with likely ...The Qatar Crisis in ContextThe American … [Read more...]

What’s at Stake at the G20 Summit – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsWhat's at Stake at the G20 SummitCouncil on Foreign RelationsFor now, the United States continues to take a unilateral approach, not taking into account the preferences of other G20 states. The European Union is pursuing its own financial policy, which it has not coordinated with those of the other G20 countries.At The G20, Heavy Topics On The TableWAMU 88.5US … [Read more...]

What to Know About the Hamburg G20 Summit – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsWhat to Know About the Hamburg G20 SummitCouncil on Foreign RelationsInstead, its leadership rotates on an annual basis among its members, its decisions are made by consensus, and implementation of its agenda depends on the political will of the individual states. In 2017, the rotating G20 presidency belongs to Germany, ...Germany's chancellor just engaged in … [Read more...]

How to Save Mission Innovation – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)How to Save Mission InnovationCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Today officials are reporting President Trump plans to pull the United States out of the Paris Agreement on Climate Change. I've argued before that that would be an inexcusable foreign policy blunder. But wait, there's more. Not only is the U.S ... … [Read more...]

A Bipartisan Twenty-First Century New Deal – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Council on Foreign Relations (blog)A Bipartisan Twenty-First Century New DealCouncil on Foreign Relations (blog)Trade competition, especially from China, was a significant factor in the disappearance of nearly six million U.S. manufacturing jobs in the 2000s, and President Trump's criticisms of U.S. trade policy helped him to victory in November in the Rust Belt ... … [Read more...]

Tragedy in Kabul comes at a dark time for US foreign policy – ThinkProgress

ThinkProgressTragedy in Kabul comes at a dark time for US foreign policyThinkProgressThe tragedy in Kabul comes at an uncertain time for international relations. Under Trump, U.S. foreign policy has become increasingly erratic and incoherent. In Afghanistan this trend is especially true. With little warning, the United States dropped ...Kabul bombing result of US invasion of Afghanistan: … [Read more...]

Manuel Noriega, 1934-2017 – Council on Foreign Relations (blog)

Washington PostManuel Noriega, 1934-2017Council on Foreign Relations (blog)The ancient Latin bromide de mortuis nihil nisi bonum must be stretched to discuss Noriega, who until his capture and jailing by the United States did a great deal of harm as Panama's dictator. It was to end the abuses, overthrow him, and to stop his ...'n' Roll assault on Noriega. US SOUTHCOM Public ... - … [Read more...]

US Temporary Foreign Worker Programs – Council on Foreign Relations

Council on Foreign RelationsUS Temporary Foreign Worker ProgramsCouncil on Foreign RelationsForeign workers have been an essential but contentious feature of the U.S. economic landscape for generations. Since the United States launched its first migrant labor program, during World War I, Washington has struggled to balance the shifting needs ... … [Read more...]