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Category: Foreign Policy

Juárez After the Storm

by Judith Torrea | Jun 13, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Ciudad Juárez Here in this desert city of 1.3 million, we have progressed from being the most dangerous city in the world for three years—from 2009 to 2011—to the second most dangerous city in 2012. In 2016, we’ve fallen from the grim annual rankings published by Mexico’s Citizen Council for Public Safety and Criminal Justice. […]

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Letter from Ethiopia

by Belén Fernández | Jun 8, 2016 | Foreign Policy, National Security

Photo Credit: AMISOM Public Information   In April, the website of the U.S.-led Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) announced that the United States and Ethiopia had signed a new agreement enhancing a “security partnership” in counterterrorism and other realms. In attendance at the signing in Addis Ababa was Amanda Dory, Deputy Assistant Secretary of […]

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Cameron’s Folly

by Noah McCormack | Jun 1, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

Edel Rodríguez   David Cameron is the most unusual leader of any major power, due to his background, his unsuitability for his position, and his seeming success at it so far. Not only did he go to Eton and Oxford, but he may have, as was once written, “placed his non-parliamentary member inside the mouth of a […]

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Trial Without End in Guantánamo

by Lou Dubose | Apr 7, 2016 | Foreign Policy, National Security

  Image Credit: Edel Rodríguez “We are attempting to practice law here,” Cheryl Bormann said. The defense attorney’s response to Judge James L. Pohl in a war court hearing was something close to resigned capitulation from a lawyer who appears to have concluded she cannot provide an adequate defense for a client facing execution by the state. […]

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On Trial

by Belén Fernández | Apr 4, 2016 | Foreign Policy, Politics

  Photo Credit: upyernoz Beirut On Valentine’s Day 2005, a suicide bomb blast close to Beirut’s seaside promenade killed billionaire former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, along with 21 others. The crime was catapulted to the front lines of international jurisprudence, thanks to the diligent work of Lebanese political partisans and like-minded forces in the global […]

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