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Analysis & Opinions - The National Interest

Brexit: Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook on What Happens Next

| Sep. 13, 2018

Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Executive Director of the Future of Diplomacy Project and Executive Director of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, was asked together with 17 other experts by The National Interest to analyze the current state of Brexit and what happens next. 

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Analysis & Opinions - Public Radio International

The Trump Effect on Diplomacy

| Sep. 07, 2018

US diplomats have the job of explaining America's policies to the world. That job gets harder when Washington and the White House appear to be in turmoil. And, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Maria, thousands of Puerto Ricans left the island to try and get on with their lives on the US mainland. We check in with some students a year later to see where they've ended up. Plus, The World's Shirin Jaafari gives us an update on her upcoming series from Afghanistan and Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' visit to the country.

Residents of the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk, lined up to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria, in 2014.

UNRWA, via Associated Press

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

U.S. to End Funding to U.N. Agency That Helps Palestinian Refugees

| Aug. 31, 2018

WASHINGTON — The United States government has decided to stop all funding it gives to a United Nations agency that provides assistance to millions of Palestinian refugees, ending a decades-long policy of supporting it, according to a former senior United States aid official.

President Donald Trump walks to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House, August 3, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

AP Photo/Alex Brandon

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Trump’s Friends Overseas Are Very, Very Nervous About the Midterms

| Aug. 21, 2018

For foreign countries that have made big bets on Donald Trump’s presidency — such as Russia, China, North Korea and Saudi Arabia — the U.S. midterm elections pose a significant problem: Trump’s maneuvering room may be sharply limited if Democrats win control of the House.

John Brennan, Assistant to the President for Counterterrorism and Homeland Security, in the Oval Office.

The White House/Pete Souza

Analysis & Opinions - Reuters

New outcry over Trump's revocation of Brennan security clearance

| Aug. 20, 2018

More than 175 former U.S. State Department and Pentagon officials added their names to a statement signed by former national security officials criticizing President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the security clearance of former CIA director John Brennan.

Russian President Vladimir Putin

Press Service of the President of the Russian Federation

Analysis & Opinions - Australian Broadcasting Corporation

New US sanctions against Russia over Skripal poisoning

| Aug. 09, 2018

The United States is hitting Russia with new sanctions to punish President Vladimir Putin's government for using a nerve agent against a former spy and his daughter in Britain. The US State Department says the Trump Administration has determined that Russia has used chemical or biological weapons in violation of international law, but the action comes five months after the US expelled more than 50 Russian diplomats in retaliation for the same poisoning.

President Donald Trump and President Abbas participate in a joint press conference at the Presidential Palace, Tuesday, May 23, 20217, in Bethlehem.

The White House/Shealah Craighead

Analysis & Opinions - Council on Foreign Relations

Reading The Trump Administration in Ramallah

| Aug. 06, 2018

Does the United States seek relations with Hamas in Gaza and to undermine the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) leadership in the West Bank? Palestinians officials and insiders asked me this question repeatedly during a recent visit to Ramallah. At first, the question seems strange. How could well-informed insiders come to wonder if the United States prefers to deal with an Islamist terrorist organization to a leadership that avows non-violence and actively pursues security cooperation with Israel on a daily basis?