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Interview with Sen. McCain

Claudia Rosett interviews Sen. McCain about foreign policy.

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CIA controversy.

Meet the Taliban

Taliban Flag"Afghanistan is the most foreign country in the world," says William Wood, the American ambassador in Kabul. I ask if I may quote him on that. He hesitates, then says it's alright, then adds: "It's a ferociously foreign country."

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The reported death of Osama bin Laden's son.

- Jerusalem Post

Report: Swiss FM Under Fire for Blocking Iran Sanctions

BERLIN - ­ Swiss government officials in the Economics Department (Seco) have called for tougher sanctions against Iran and criticized Social Democratic Foreign Minister Micheline Calmy-Rey for blocking harder policies against the Islamic Republic,

Jihad Recruiting Effort May Explain Missing Somalis in Minneapolis Area

Dozens of young Somali men in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area have disappeared in recent months, causing community members and U.S. intelligence officials to fear that they are joining jihadist groups in Somalia.

Officials are especially concerned that some of the men may be destined to return...

US Senate Seeks to Pressure Suppliers of Gasoline to Iran

Despite its vast petroleum resources, Iran is heavily dependent on imports for its transportation fuels needs, and some pro-democracy advocates say the US can use this dependence as leverage.
"Congress has embraced the idea of using Iran's economic Achilles' Heel -- its heavy dependence on...

Florida Senator Presses Firm to Stop Doing Business with Iran

Deutch learned about Vitol from an op-ed article published last month in the Wall Street Journal. Orde Kittrie, a law professor at Arizona State University and a fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, wrote that the United States has been pressuring banks not to do business...

Dateline: Washington

The watering down of terminology used in war against terrorism.

- Jerusalem Post

Swiss Adopt EU Sanctions on Teheran

BERLIN – Switzerland will fall into line with European Union sanctions targeting Iran's energy, nuclear proliferation and weapons sectors, its government said last week. "Bundesrat gives up its soft approach toward Iran," the Neue Zürcher Zeitung daily

News Update

Connections between terrorist attacks in the Caucus regions and those in Afghanistan.

The U.N. Conference On Santa Change

These are busy times--and so it happened that on Christmas Eve, before a cheerful fire, I was reading through a stack of documents on the many ways in which the United Nations is encroaching on our lives, with plans to regulate, tax or otherwise meddle with the climate, the Internet, outer...

The Loftus Report

The Daniel Patrick Boyd case.

- Politico

U.S. Sanctions IRGC Engineering Firms

The Foundation for the Defense of Democracies' Mark Dubowitz said today's designation was a good start, given the dominant role of the parent firm (whose full name is Gharargah Sazandegi-ye Khatam al-Anbia, or GHORB) in the Iranian energy sector. "To

Ghana Leader Urges Calm Amid Presidential Revote

Africa expert Peter Pham said it will be crucial "for the loser to concede graciously and for the victor to accept his win in a restrained manner."

"The closeness of the poll ... indicates a sharp divide and the need for both sides to work together to preserve what has been a hitherto model...

Nothing But Truth

Libya, terrorism and the release of the Lockerbie bomber.

- Reuters

U.S. Lawmaker to Push Iran Gasoline Sanctions Bill

WASHINGTON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - The chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Friday revelations about Iran's new secret uranium enrichment facility have made him more determined to move ahead with sanctions

When Dealing with Punks, There’s No Time to be a Liberal

As Claudia Rosett, the leading journalistic investigator of UN perfidy, has been documenting for some years now (in her weekly Forbes.com column and elsewhere), the punks of Palestine have benefited from a level of permission that amounts to direct encouragement.

 

Read the article here.

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The Fred Thompson Show

The anniversary of 9/11.

- Reuters

Iran Set to Receive Gasoline Cargo from Turkey

DUBAI, May 26 (Reuters) - Iran is expected to receive its first shipment of gasoline from Turkey in at least 18 months in June, industry sources said on Tuesday. The deal followed an agreement concluded last week between Turkey and Brazil with Tehran

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