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Vol. CLIV, Issue 8
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A year has passed since Putin declared war on Ukraine. Has anything changed?

Natalie Comerford, News Reporter March 9, 2023

It has been over a year since what President Volodymr Zelenskyy referred to as Ukraine’s “longest day": Russia’s invasion of Ukraine on Feb. 24, 2022.  Since then, the largest conflict in Europe...

U.S. Needs New Policy in Syria

Andy Monserud September 19, 2013
It seems, miraculously, that the Syria situation has calmed down — from the American perspective, at least. Bashar al-Assad, the East Mediterranean nation’s dictator, recently agreed to a plan, proposed by Russia, to hand over his nation’s chemical weapon stockpiles to the United Nations for destruction. Late last week, the Obama administration agreed to the plan. This comes in the wake of fierce debates over possible U.S. intervention in Syria, proposed by the Obama administration as a response to the revelation that Assad’s regime has extensively used chemical weapons on rebels in its two-year civil war.

Direct from Copenhagen: U.S. Congress prevents progress

Lisa Curtis December 9, 2009
U.S. delegation fears another 1997 when they refused to ratify the Kyoto Protocol. U.S. wants developing countries to commit to set emissions.
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