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US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior Foreign Affairs
US-Saudi Alliance Faces Increased Scrutiny Over MBS Behavior
2019-06-14 18:56:43
by HJ Mai

WASHINGTON - The strategic alliance between the United States and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia dates back to World War II, though the primary focus in the early years of the relationship at that time was oil. The alliance between... Read More

Suspected Attacks on Tankers in Gulf of Oman Stoke Worry About U.S.-Iran Conflict Foreign Affairs
Suspected Attacks on Tankers in Gulf of Oman Stoke Worry About U.S.-Iran Conflict

BEIRUT — Explosions aboard a pair of oil tankers in the Gulf of Oman on Thursday heightened regional tensions with Iran in an already volatile showdown with Washington and sent energy prices soaring in jittery global markets. U.S. Secretary of... Read More

U.S.-China Tensions Dominate Gathering of Asian Defense Leaders Foreign Affairs
U.S.-China Tensions Dominate Gathering of Asian Defense Leaders

SINGAPORE — China’s defense minister on Sunday rejected U.S. allegations of aggressive behavior in Asia and vowed Beijing would take military action to defend its claims over Taiwan and the contested South China Sea. Wei Fenghe defended China’s construction of... Read More

Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran Without Preconditions Iran
Pompeo Says U.S. Ready to Talk to Iran Without Preconditions

DUBAI — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the Trump administration would be ready to negotiate with Iran without preconditions, even as an American fighter bomber and aircraft carrier practiced strike operations in the Arabian Sea. Iran sent similarly... Read More

As Netanyahu Faces Another Election, White House Peace Plan May Be the First Casualty Foreign Affairs
As Netanyahu Faces Another Election, White House Peace Plan May Be the First Casualty

JERUSALEM — It was as if the night before had never happened. President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner and his entourage, all smiles and handshakes, met here Thursday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss a... Read More

Rep. Ilhan Omar, With ‘Perspective of a Foreigner,’ Sets Ambitious Global Agenda Foreign Affairs
Rep. Ilhan Omar, With ‘Perspective of a Foreigner,’ Sets Ambitious Global Agenda

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar has aggressively pursued a foreign policy legacy in her first five months in office, drawing sharp blowback from the Trump administration as she seeks to be a prominent voice on world affairs. The Somali-born... Read More

Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition Foreign Affairs
Trump’s Still-Murky Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan Already Meeting Stiff Opposition

WASHINGTON — After numerous false starts, the Trump administration is finally preparing to unveil its long-promised Mideast peace plan in coming weeks, and initial indications suggest it is aimed at pleasing Israel while offering financial incentives to the Palestinians but... Read More

Trump, in Japan, Sides With Kim Jong Un in War of Insults With Joe Biden Foreign Affairs
Trump, in Japan, Sides With Kim Jong Un in War of Insults With Joe Biden

TOKYO — President Donald Trump spent his first morning in Japan on Sunday stoking new controversies, as he sided with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in a war of words with former Vice President Joe Biden and appeared to... Read More

Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior Geopolitics
Escalating US-Iran Tensions: Sanctions Often Don’t Work in Changing a State’s Behavior
2019-05-24 19:01:35
by HJ Mai

The bilateral relationship between the United States and Iran has been strained for decades, but the recent tensions have led to growing concerns over a potential military conflict. The Trump administration this month deployed an aircraft carrier strike group, bombers... Read More

After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy' Foreign Affairs
After A Day of Briefings on Iran, House Democrats Decry Trump's Lack of a 'Coherent Strategy'
2019-05-21 21:38:28
by Dan McCue

As tension continues to mount here and in the Persian Gulf over a potential armed conflict between the United States and Iran, members of New Democrat Coalition in the House of Representatives say they are "deeply concerned" over the Trump... Read More

Experts Say US-Russian Collaboration on Arms Control Still Vital Foreign Affairs
Experts Say US-Russian Collaboration on Arms Control Still Vital
2019-05-17 21:14:16
by HJ Mai

The United States and Russia each still possess enough nuclear warheads to ensure mutual destruction in case of an armed conflict between the former superpowers. It’s a scenario that has kept the world and the residents of both countries in... Read More

US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation Foreign Affairs
US Rules Out Negotiation With Venezuela’s Maduro as Opposition Seeks Military Cooperation

WASHINGTON — The United States for now has ruled out holding any negotiations with Nicolás Maduro and instead is focused on how to orchestrate a “dignified exit” for the Venezuelan leader after an opposition uprising and a series of sanctions... Read More

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