Israel imposes economic sanctions against Palestinians

Apr 11, 2014

Israel imposes economic sanctions against Palestinians

Israel imposed economic sanctions against the Palestinians on Thursday in retaliation for their leadership signing international conventions, moves that further complicate U.S. efforts to keep peace talks from collapsing before an April 29 deadline. An Israeli official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the ...

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty takes leap toward entry into force

Apr 3, 2014

U.N. Arms Trade Treaty takes leap toward entry into force

The U.N. Arms Trade Treaty took a major step forward on its eventual entry into force on Wednesday as 18 countries, including five of the world’s top 10 arms exporters, delivered proof of its ratification to the United Nations. Exactly one year ago, the ...

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

Mar 18, 2013

Karzai embarks on a high-stakes quest for Afghan sovereignty

As Afghanistan’s second presidential election loomed in early 2009, President Hamid Karzai described his once-genial relationship with the U.S. as a “gentle wrestling match” that he hoped to win. Exactly four years later, another Afghan election is nearing, and his match with Washington has ...