via IPS News
Several critical issues of unfinished business in the Middle East face President Barack Obama as he begins his second term. Washington must become more engaged come January because these issues will directly impact regional stability and security and U.S. interests and personnel in the region.
The issues include the Syrian [...]
via IPS News
With President Barack Obama winning re-election, foreign policy analysts here are pondering whether his victory will translate into major changes from the rather cautious approach he followed overseas in his first term.
For now, speculation is focused primarily on the Middle East, the region that has dominated the international agenda [...]
via Lobe Log
A nice catch at the New York Times’ politics blog:
“My red line is Iran may not have a nuclear weapon,” Mr. Romney said, in aninterview that was broadcast on Friday with George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America.” “It is inappropriate for them to [...]
IPS News’s Washington Bureau Chief Jim Lobe discusses the Obama administration’s Afghanistan strategy and its effects ahead of the U.S. 2012 presidential campaign and the expected withdrawal of U.S.-led combat forces by 2014. Notes Jim:
Politically the administration has to care a lot [about what happens in Afghanistan] because since he came into office Obama [...]
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