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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....

Direct from Copenhagen: U.S. Congress prevents progress

Lisa Curtis

December 9, 2009

If attending the United Nations 15th climate conference in Copenhagen has taught me anything, it is the incredible power of the United States Congress. I really want to like the U.S. delegation. I just got out of a briefing with Jonathan Pershing, the Special Envoy for Climate Change and Lisa Jackson,...

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