Josh Rogin

  • The US government considers the descendants of Palestinian refugees to be refugees, a State Department official told The Cable, and another top State Department official wrote in a letter to Congress that there are now 5 million Palestinian refugees. The two new policy statements come in the midst ...

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  • North Korea’s apparently unsuccessful launch of an Unha-3 rocket with a “satellite” attached marks not only the 100th birthday of the country’s founder Kim Il Sung, but also the end of the Obama administration’s year-long effort to open up a new path for negotiations ...

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  • In Condoleezza Rices soon-to-be-released book 'No Higher Honor, the former national security advisor and secretary of state defends her role in protecting the United States from terror and reveals details of dramatic clashes between key figures in former President George W Bushs administration, ...

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  • The Obama administration is claiming it always intended to withdraw all US troops from Iraq by the end of this year, in line with the presidents announcement, but in fact several parts of the administration appeared to try hard to negotiate a deal for thousands of troops to remain and failed. I ...

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  • Top Obama administration officials have divided up responsibilities for applying pressure and offering an outstretched hand to the Pakistani government, in a new diplomatic strategy that some officials have dubbed "coercive diplomacy." "The Obama administration is totally fed up and have decided to ...

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  • The nation of Georgia is in a position to block Russias accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO), a top goal of the U.S.-Russia reset policy. The Georgians say that they are willing to strike a deal with Russia but only if Moscow abides by WTO rules on trade and customs policy, a position ...

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