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More Middle East changes

In some good news related to my previous post, the Trump administration has threatened to close down the PLO offices in Washington in retaliation for the PA attempting to bring Israelis to the International Criminal Court: 1,193 more words

International Relations

Tillerson Finally Brands Myanmar Crisis ‘Ethnic Cleansing’

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shifted his position on the widening crackdown on Myanmar’s Rohingya minority, calling it for the first time Wednesday “ethnic cleansing,” and threatening sanctions against officials responsible. 739 more words

The Cable

Yemen Could Be Out of Food in Six Weeks, Aid Official Warns

Johan Mooij expects food supplies in Yemen’s capital of Sana to run out in about six weeks. Mooij is the Yemen country director for CARE, one of several dozen humanitarian groups working with the United Nations to distribute food to millions of people in Yemen. 525 more words

Kill All the Poppies

Opium unifies the enemies of American interests in Afghanistan. Poppy cultivation feeds power to the Taliban, drug lords, and corrupt officials. That power grew dramatically in 2017 — with production up 87 percent in one year to 9,000 metric tons, according to the… 729 more words

Afghanistan

The Us All-around Assurance Center's Action Adjoin Russian Advertising Has Almost Started

When Ahmed Younis first took a job at the Accompaniment Department in September of 2016, the cross-country drive amid his appointment in Washington, DC and his home in Los Angeles, area his wife and babe live, seemed account it. 1,502 more words

Rex Tillerson Is Underrated

Over the past year, Rex Tillerson seems to have doggedly pursued the title of Worst Secretary of State Ever. The New York Times editorial board accuses him of… 1,743 more words

Iraq

A Dangerous Retreat from Anticorruption Aid

The US government’s drive to cut foreign aid in favor of increased military spending is shortsighted, even if one focuses only on national security objectives. This is especially true for aid devoted to supporting anticorruption efforts, which can act as a powerful tool for improving regional stability without direct, overbearing involvement in a region. 550 more words

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