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Rex Tillerson Babbles in Beirut While Middle East War Looms

Trump’s envoy tries to make a distinction between Hezbollah and Lebanon’s government where there is none

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Nikki Haley Backs Off of Controversial Statement About Qatar and Hamas

“The US does not—and will not—recognize a difference between the political and military arms of Hamas,” the UN ambassador writes

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Bipartisan Congressional Letter Questions Nikki Haley’s Stance on Hamas

The ongoing debate over Qatar has drawn the UN ambassador into unexpected territory

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Who Betrayed the Kurdish People?

Two years after the Kurds fought against the Islamic State, America turned its back as they sought independence

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Why Was Otto Warmbier’s Jewish Faith Kept a Secret During His Detainment in North Korea?

According to a Times of Israel report, Warmbier’s family and those working for his release chose not to disclose his Judaism so as not to ’embarrass’ North Korea

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Tillerson Signals Trump Won’t Be Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem Anytime Soon

Hard-right pro-Israel partisans who lined up behind Trump are just the latest contractors he has stiffed

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Will Obama’s Foreign Policy Wizards Save Trump?

The new president’s approach to Iran, Syria, and Israel looks a lot like the old president’s—because the same people are implementing it

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Tillerson’s Shrewd Ultimatum to UN Human Rights Council: Reform or We Withdraw

Rather than staying on the deeply corrupt council as it stands, or leaving it immediately, the Secretary of State has opted to pressure the UN into reforms

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Trump’s Iran Deal Trap: ‘Renegotiation’ vs. ‘Enforcement’

Why the new Commander-in-Chief has few good options for rebuilding the Middle East order that Obama negotiated away

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