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America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

America’s Diplomats: Review by George F. Paik

Visually and narratively attractive, packed with little-known facts and eye-catching clips, the film paints a faithful portrait of the U.S. Foreign Service while fair-mindedly probing a range of issues.

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America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

America’s Diplomats: Review By Jim Quirk

While much of the media focuses on U.S. foreign policy failures, scandals, or intra-agency turf battles, this film reminds us that the career personnel are talented, dedicated people whose commitment to public service and American interests includes considerable sacrifice.

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America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

America’s Diplomats: Film Review by Gary Sands

“America’s Diplomats”, the Foreign Policy Association latest production is a must-see documentary for anyone interested in the history of American diplomacy or considering a career in the Foreign Service.

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Saudi Arabia-Iran: Tensions and Intertwined Futures

Saudi Arabia-Iran: Tensions and Intertwined Futures

2016 kicked off with tensions between Saudi Arabia and Iran reaching new highs. Their rivalry will define the future of the region, from oil prices to the risk of armed conflict.

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A Public Private Partnership for Iran’s New Petroleum Contract?

A Public Private Partnership for Iran’s New Petroleum Contract?

Can public private partnership provide a solution for the financing of energy infrastructure projects, at a time when Iran is facing declining revenues as a result of years of crippling sanctions?

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Weekly Risk Outlook

Weekly Risk Outlook

ECB speech after signals of new stimulus. Iranian President travels to Europe. Bank of England officials testify. Conferences highlight oil price collapse. Bank of Japan surprise with policy shift. All in the week’s risk outlook.

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Did Iran Ever Actually Violate The Nonproliferation Treaty? Does It Matter?

Did Iran Ever Actually Violate The Nonproliferation Treaty? Does It Matter?

The IAEA’s final report left many observers dissatisfied: reactions to it tended to reflect people’s preexisting attitudes toward the issue.

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More Violence in Xinjiang

More Violence in Xinjiang

The latest attack in a long series of aggressions left more than 50 people dead and dozens wounded.

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The Iron Dome in NATO-Russia Relations

The Iron Dome in NATO-Russia Relations

Canada made an agreement recently to adopt the radar technology behind the Iron Dome anti-aircraft missile system.

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Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

Russian Missile Sale and Iran’s Rearmament

The sale of arms and ballistic missiles to Iran by Russia will likely become the first point of contention linked directly to the text of the deal.

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The Greatest Threat to U.S. Security?

The Greatest Threat to U.S. Security?

If General Dunford is right, perhaps now is the time to reconsider military assistance to the Ukraine.

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Who’s Who in Yemen

Who’s Who in Yemen

Yemen had drawn little attention in the United States, or in many other parts of the world, until recent events thrust it into the headlines.

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Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

Countering the Sunni-Shia Divide

As Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) officials meet with President Obama at Camp David, their lobbying efforts are revolving around one question: In the event of a nuclear deal with Iran, what will the U.S. do to counter the Islamic Republic’s influence in the Middle East?

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Turkey Loses Iraqi Market to Iran over ISIS

Turkey Loses Iraqi Market to Iran over ISIS

Since Iranian President Hassan Rouhani took office in August 2013, he has pursued a foreign policy based on fostering amiable diplomatic and economic ties with Iran’s neighbors and resolving the country’s nuclear issue with Iran’s P5+1 negotiating partners.

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Netanyahu’s Speech and the Question of an Iran Deal

Netanyahu’s Speech and the Question of an Iran Deal

The prime minister was invited by the Republican leadership of Congress without the White House being informed, and he came specifically to attack one of the president’s major foreign policy initiatives, negotiations toward an arms-control accord with Iran.

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