Monthly Archives: September 2013

Iran’s Leader, Denouncing Holocaust, Stirs Disput

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For Obama, an Evolving Doctrine on Foreign Policy

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Iran Said to Seek a Nuclear Accord to End Sanctions

September 19, 2013 Iran Said to Seek a Nuclear Accord to End Sanctions By THOMAS ERDBRINK and MARK LANDLER TEHRAN — Iran’s leaders, seizing on perceived flexibility in a private letter from President Obama, have decided to gamble on forging … Continue reading

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Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control

September 19, 2013 Pope Says Church Is ‘Obsessed’ With Gays, Abortion and Birth Control By LAURIE GOODSTEIN Six months into his papacy, Pope Francis sent shock waves through the Roman Catholic church on Thursday with the publication of his remarks … Continue reading

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Quick Turn of Fortunes as Diplomatic Options Open Up With Syria and Iran

September 19, 2013 Quick Turn of Fortunes as Diplomatic Options Open Up With Syria and Iran By DAVID E. SANGER WASHINGTON — Only two weeks after Washington and the nation were debating a unilateral military strike on Syria that was … Continue reading

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The “Power Transition”: A Spot Check by Denny Roy

The “Power Transition”: A Spot Check by Denny Roy Denny Roy (royd) is a senior fellow at the East-West Center in Honolulu, HI. Since the early 1990s, analysts have widely recognized that China’s rapid economic growth rate put the PRC … Continue reading

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An Anchorless World

September 12, 2013 An Anchorless World By ROGER COHEN BERLIN — At dinner the other night, perusing the debacle that is Syria, a German friend observed: “It’s the post-American world — and that means chaos.” We were joined by John … Continue reading

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Boehner Seeking Democrats’ Help on Fiscal Talks

September 12, 2013 Boehner Seeking Democrats’ Help on Fiscal Talks By JONATHAN WEISMAN WASHINGTON — With Congress momentarily freed from the Syrian crisis, lawmakers plunged back into their bitter fiscal standoff on Thursday as Speaker John A. Boehner appealed to … Continue reading

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Kerry Insists That Syria Quickly Give Data on Arms

September 12, 2013 Kerry Insists That Syria Quickly Give Data on Arms By MICHAEL R. GORDON and STEVEN LEE MYERS GENEVA — Secretary of State John Kerry set an early test for Syria’s top leader on Thursday by insisting on … Continue reading

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Listing Demands, Assad Uses Crisis to His Advantage

September 12, 2013 Listing Demands, Assad Uses Crisis to His Advantage By ROBERT F. WORTH WASHINGTON — Not long ago, President Bashar al-Assad of Syria seemed a remote and embattled figure, with the United States threatening airstrikes and other Arab … Continue reading

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