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August 07, 2015 By Jordan Dannenberg After months of negotiation, the United States and Turkey have reached an agreement to cooperatively establish an ISIL-free zone along Turkey’s border with Syria. The...
August 06, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: Looking back on the exchanges that took place around the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue on August 2, Secretary Kerry ultimately conceded too...
August 05, 2015 By Carolyn Tackett In a recent interview with BBC’s Hilary Andersson, Buzzy Krongard, CIA executive director from 2001 to 2004, acknowledged that detainees in Guantanamo and CIA black sites were...
August 03, 2015 Top News EGYPT Over the weekend the United States resumed formal security talks with Egypt, as part of the U.S.–Egypt Strategic Dialogue. The bilateral relationship has been strained over human...
July 31, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: On the eve of the U.S.-Egypt Strategic Dialogue, scheduled to take place in Cairo on August 2, the Egyptian authorities are demonstrating...
July 30, 2015 This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post: President Obama hit many right notes during his trip to Kenya last week - he spoke about the need for civil society inclusion in countering...
July 29, 2015 Washington, D.C. - Human Rights First today applauds a prominent bipartisan group of U.S. Senators for pressing Secretary of State John Kerry to promote political reform, human rights...

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