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  • New U.S. Defense chief hints at slower troop drawdown in Afghanistan

    Ashton Carter, the new U.S. secretary of Defense, indicated Saturday that he may advise President Obama to consider slowing the drawdown of American troops from Afghanistan due in part to a stronger relationship with the country’s new unity...
  • Silly denials of Islamic terrorism bring a silver lining

    "Could this argument be any dumber?" That's how I began a column over a month ago in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks. My point was that by making it an ideological priority to deny the Islamic nature of Islamic terrorism, the White House was in...
  • Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist

    Obama aims to show Islam, Western communities can coexist
    In the fight against violent extremism, President Barack Obama argues the U.S. has one thing going for it that Europe doesn't: a long tradition of warmly embracing its immigrants, including Muslims. With the Islamic State group spreading and...
  • U.S.-Israel ties worsen over alleged leak of details in Iran talks

     U.S.-Israel ties worsen over alleged leak of details in Iran talks
    U.S. relations with Israel appeared to plunge to a new low this week with Obama administration charges that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's government has leaked secrets to undermine American efforts to negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran....
  • Political consultant David Axelrod delivers in revealing 'Believer'

     Political consultant David Axelrod delivers in revealing 'Believer'
    As President Obama's political consultant, David Axelrod was guarded and disciplined when he appeared on the weekend talk shows. He stayed on message, with little hint of humor or personality. But the Axelrod we meet in his autobiography, "Believer," is a...
  • Islamic State's beheadings of Egyptians could draw West back into Libya

    Islamic State's beheadings of Egyptians could draw West back into Libya
    For nearly four years, the West has largely stayed on the sidelines as Libya descended into post-revolution chaos. Now the bloody beheadings of a group of Egyptian Christians at the hands of Islamic State could draw the international community back into...
  • U.N. delays report on Sri Lanka war crimes

    The United Nations’ top human rights official agreed Monday to delay the release of a long awaited report on alleged atrocities during the Sri Lankan civil war, saying the country’s new government has offered “clear commitments” on...
  • Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts

    Both sides claim violations after Ukraine cease-fire starts
    A cease-fire was declared in eastern Ukraine at a minute after midnight Sunday, kindling slender hopes of a reprieve from a conflict that has claimed more than 5,300 lives. But within two hours of the cease-fire's scheduled start, the warring sides were...
  • Agreement on Ukraine could vindicate use of economic sanctions

    Assuming it doesn't unravel — a big assumption — the agreement on the future of Ukraine announced Thursday is preferable to the continuation of a conflict in which 5,000 people have died and nearly a million have been displaced. The deal,...
  • Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains

    Leaders reach new Ukraine cease-fire accord, but doubt remains
    European leaders hoping to avert the infusion of U.S. weapons into the Ukraine conflict heralded a new cease-fire agreement Thursday after marathon negotiations with the Russian and Ukrainian presidents. But the peace plan’s success hinges on...
  • Iran's supreme leader suggests he would back nuclear deal in the works

    Iran's supreme leader suggests he would back nuclear deal in the works
    Iran's supreme leader offered a new signal of support Sunday for a deal to scale back his country's controversial nuclear program as negotiators race to meet an upcoming deadline. Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, whose recent public pronouncements have usually...