US sends envoy to South Sudan and the African Union called for truce. But do the outside powers have any leverages on the actors of the current conflict or perhaps not very much, and why? In general, what could be done to find a political solution? Read few comments.
One expert: Spying on Frau Merkel — shocking? No. Hurtful? Perhaps. Wise? Almost certainly not. Read also more comments.
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James Clapper on shutdown: This is a dreamland for foreign intelligence services to recruit. Seriously?
President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke by telephone. It was the highest-level contact between Tehran and Washington in three decades.
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….I will seek authorization for the use of force from the American people’s representatives in Congress. This is from POTUS’s statement on Syria.
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It seems, at least from the statements we hear, if any military action in Syria will happen it should be limited in its scale. But if we start the military action what comes to my mind is the term “mission creep.” Read few comments.