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For Anne Gearan's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:

Nov 25, 2013

Marathon bargaining that led to Iran agreement was a wild ride at times

At 2:04 a.m. Sunday, a one-word email message flashed suddenly on the phones of weary State Department staffers working the corridors of Geneva’s InterContinental Hotel. “DEAL.” In four characters, the message signaled an improbable success: an agreement, reached in 60 days of marathon bargaining, ...

Kerry's offhand remark on crisis has long reach

Sep 11, 2013

Kerry's offhand remark on crisis has long reach

While making a case for military strikes in Syria, Secretary of State John Kerry became an inadvertent peacemaker this week, and highlighted the risks and rewards of a chief diplomat who loves to talk but does not love the talking point. Kerry’s seemingly stray ...