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Middle East: the next four years

Over the next four years the U.S. will face a number of foreign policy issues, most of them regional, some of them global.

Burden of Colombian past weighs on peace negotiations

Protection must await a successful outcome of peace negotiations which were set to begin in Norway on October 17 between the Colombian government and the FARC.

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Syria and the dogs of war

Once loosed, the dogs of war range where they will.

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Civilian deaths mount as U.S. drones strike Pakistan

A small sampling of media headlines points to a problem raised repeatedly by international, peace and human rights organizations.

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New report says Taliban would renounce al Qaeda

A new report by a leading British defense and security think-tank finds that Taliban leaders and members "deeply regret" their past association with Al-Qa'ida, and top-ranking Taliban officials say a cease-fire could be negotiated in Afghanistan as part of a broader agreement.

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Colombian government, pressured, will negotiate with FARC

Colombian President Santos confirmed that his government and the FARC signed an agreement Havana that peace talks would begin in October in Oslo.

Indigenous mobilization challenges Colombian government

Indigenous resistance in Colombia has become a social movement.

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Extremism, foreign intervention dangers increase in Mali

The political situation in the West African country of Mali has taken a significant turn for the worse.

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Iran rights group demands release of political prisoner “hostages”

The Islamic Republic's political prisoners are hostages held to terrorize the nation, says UK-based Committee for the Defence of the Iranian People's Rights.

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An in-depth look at Germany’s Left Party congress

The media were keen for a real wide split in the party. In truth, a lot of the members feared the same.

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