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  • Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court

     Understanding the Palestinian bid to join International Criminal Court
    Usually, when Israel and the Palestinians come to blows, the conflict is precipitated by some physical action: rockets fired from the Gaza Strip, an angry dispute over a holy site, Palestinian youths dead at the hands of Israeli forces. Yet the two...
  • 20 years after losing battle to stop NAFTA, unions are on the warpath again over Pacific deal

    Just over two decades after lobbying unsuccessfully against the North American Free Trade Agreement, U.S. labor unions are again voicing strong reservations to a proposed major trade-liberalization deal. At issue now is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, a...
  • Palestinian leader Abbas, after 10 cautious years in office, dramatically challenges Israel

    After a decade in power, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has little to show. He is no closer to a deal on Palestinian statehood, has failed to reclaim the Gaza Strip from political rival Hamas and is being disparaged by some as a pliant guardian of...
  • 'Frozen conflicts': Democracies decline to uphold their own values

    The front lines in eastern Ukraine have moved very little in recent weeks as Russia-backed separatists and government forces hunker down for winter and a World War I-style impasse sets in. Ukraine appears on its way to becoming the latest "frozen...
  • Looming trade deal could divide Obama, House Democrats

    WASHINGTON President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation that would give him the authority to negotiate a long-sought trade agreement with nearly a dozen countries in the Pacific region. The problem is, a growing number of House Democrats...
  • The Palestinians are responsible for their fate

    To the editor: The historical overview of the Palestinians misses two important points. ("Palestinians escalate campaign for sovereign statehood," Jan. 3) Quite to the contrary of University of Haifa historian Ido Zelkovitz's proclamation that Israeli...
  • Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster

    Why the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a pending disaster
    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership, or TPP, as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...
  • Liberal groups vow to block Obama's and GOP's bid to 'fast track' multinational trade deals

    Trade pacts create odd politics. That's why advocates hope new trade agreements might advance this year despite tensions between the Republican-run Congress and the Democratic White House on so many other issues. President Barack Obama, like presidents...
  • International Criminal Court concerned by killing of trial witness in Kenya

    The International Criminal Court has said it is concerned over the killing of a man that lawyers said was a witness in the trial of Kenya's deputy president for crimes against humanity. Meshack Yebei was not a prosecution witness but the court offered...
  • Robert Reich: Huge trade deal is bad news for most of us

    Republicans, who now run Congress, say they want to cooperate with President Barack Obama and point to the administration's Trans-Pacific Partnership as the model. The only problem is that the TPP would be a disaster. If you haven't heard much about...
  • Abbas erred in going to ICC: Their Take

    Abbas erred in going to ICC: Their Take
    Abbas' blunder Last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas signed papers to join the International Criminal Court in the Hague, the first step to seeking war crimes charges against Israeli leaders.…[I]t's a grievous mistake that will...