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An Afghan security force keeps watch near the entrance gate of the Presidential palace in Kabul on June 25, 2013. Source: AFP Photo/Shah Marai
[inset_left]The Dispensable Nation: American Foreign Policy in Retreat By Vali Nasr Doubleday, 2013[/inset_left]The Dispensable Nation is a frustrating book. It offers some valuable insights into some of the recent history and current trends of American foreign...
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‘Gaza Burial,’ which won first prize in the 2013 World Press Photo awards. The 2013 World Press Photo of the year by Paul Hansen, Sweden, for Dagens Nyheter, shows 2-year-old Suhaib Hijazi and her 3-year-old brother Muhammad who were killed when their house was destroyed by an Israeli missile strike. (AP Photo/Paul Hansen, Dagens Nyheter)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The award of the 2012 World Press Photo of the Year to Swedish photojournalist Paul Hansen was reconfirmed this week, after allegations that the picture was a fake were dismissed by forensic analysts. The controversy over the photo, entitled...
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Ambassador James C Swan, the US Special Representative for Somalia, in London on May 7, 2013 (US State Department)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—Somalia has long been viewed as the quintessential “failed state,” an anarchic territory plagued by the legacies of colonialism, Cold War geopolitics, dictatorship, devastating famines, secessionist movements and insurgents. Recently, efforts...
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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, left, and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov take part in the talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Kremlin in Moscow.(AP)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—The United States and Russia announced yesterday that they would to try organize an international conference aimed at ending the civil war in Syria. Visiting Moscow after renewed calls to President Barack Obama to arm Syria’s rebels, US...
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US secretary of state John Kerry, center, gestures next to Yuri Filatov, right, of the Russian Foreign Ministry and Alexandr Darchiyev of the Russian Foreign Ministry North American Department after Kerry’s arrival at Moscow Vnukovo Airport on Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/ Mladen Antonov, pool)
London, Asharq Al-Awsat—American secretary of state John Kerry is scheduled to arrive in Russia today for talks with President Vladimir Putin on the ongoing crisis in Syria, amidst growing pressure to intervene from the US Congress. A State Department official said...