Trump's unpredictability already troubles U.S. friends

Jan 28, 2017

Trump's unpredictability already troubles U.S. friends

President Donald Trump’s “America First” rhetoric and confrontational negotiating style have sparked frantic calls to the White House and Congress from diplomats and lobbyists concerned that the United States no longer has their back. When word swirled through Washington on Thursday that Trump might ...

Jan 25, 2017

Sundance turns lens on Syrian civil war, jihadism

Michael Heineman’s new documentary “City of Ghosts,” began with a group of guys in Raqa Syria coming together after their hometown is taken over by the Islamic State group. In early 2014, the Islamic State group (IS) entered the northern Syrian city of Raqa, ...

Power brokers endorse Syria cease-fire after two days of talks

Jan 25, 2017

Power brokers endorse Syria cease-fire after two days of talks

Russia, Iran and Turkey presented a united front at the conclusion of two days of talks in Kazakhstan between the Syrian government and the armed opposition, pledging support for the country’s shaky cease-fire and a joint mechanism to ensure compliance. They did not specify ...