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The U.S. Role in the War in Yemen

In March 2015, a 10-nation coalition led by Saudi Arabia began bombing Yemen, and has been ever since. As the world’s attention has focused on the Syrian Civil War, which absolutely deserves our focus, the war in Yemen is often an afterthought in mainstream media coverage; that other […]

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif before a meeting in Geneva January 14, 2015. Zarif said on Wednesday that his meeting with Kerry was important to see if progress could be made in narrowing differences on his country's disputed nuclear program.  REUTERS/Rick Wilking (SWITZERLAND - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4LDZW

New Year, New Iran Sanctions

At the end of 2013, shortly after a temporary deal to curb Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief was signed, a bill was introduced that would have increased sanctions on Iran. At the beginning of 2015, after failing to advance the previous year’s sanctions bill, and […]

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Responding to North Korea’s Fourth Nuclear Test

This is a guest post from Martin Hellman that was originally published yesterday on his the Defusing the Nuclear Threat blog. Tonight’s  PBS Newshour covered North Korea’s fourth nuclear test that occurred earlier today. Wendy Sherman, former Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs and advisor to Hillary Clinton’s campaign, called for further sanctions “to ensure that […]

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