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Humeyra Pamuk
Japan Times
WORLD / ANALYSIS
Jun 13, 2022
What next? Ukraine's allies divided over Russia endgame.
Three months into the war, cracks are emerging in the international alliance that swiftly rallied around Kyiv after Moscow's invasion.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 10, 2022
Biden rebuked over guest list at Americas summit he is hosting
The exclusion of Cuba, Venezuela and Nicaragua from the event prompted criticism from the leaders of Argentina and Belize.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 10, 2022
U.S. to increase pressure on Taliban if it keeps stance on women and girls
The Taliban on Saturday ordered women to cover their faces in public, a return to a signature policy of their past hard-line rule.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 28, 2022
U.S. and Russia swap prisoners amid war tensions
The swap was not part of broader diplomatic talks and did not represent an American change in approach on Ukraine, U.S. officials said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 21, 2022
Biden administration rules Myanmar army committed genocide against Rohingya
Advocates say the move should help bolster efforts to hold the junta that now runs Myanmar accountable.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 20, 2022
U.S. suggested Turkey transfer Russian-made missile system to Ukraine
The idea, which analysts said was sure to be shot down by Ankara, was part of wider discussions about how to support Ukraine and improve U.S.-Turkey ties.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 7, 2022
Blinken aims to reaffirm U.S. focus on Asia with Pacific trip
The U.S. secretary of state is due to depart on Monday for Australia, Fiji and Hawaii for meetings with key allies and to reaffirm a commitment to push back against Chinese 'coercion.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 30, 2021
Russian and U.S. officials coordinating on Iran nuclear talks in Vienna
U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin were likely to discuss the Iran nuclear talks on Thursday, a senior Biden administration official said.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Dec 13, 2021
The curious case of a map and a disappearing Taiwan minister at U.S. democracy summit
A video feed of Taiwanese Digital Minister Audrey Tang was cut during the summit after a map in her slide presentation showed Taiwan in a different color to China.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 30, 2021
U.S. warns Russia of 'serious consequences' for any new Ukraine aggression
Two Russian troop build-ups this year on Ukraine's borders have alarmed the West. In May, Russian troops there numbered 100,000, the largest since Russia's annexation of Crimea in 2014.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Sep 19, 2021
French break-up a blow to Biden's China-focused alliance rebuilding
Analysts say Washington's deal with Britain to supply Australia with nuclear-powered submarines has the potential to do lasting damage to the U.S. alliance with France and Europe.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / FOCUS
Mar 28, 2021
On eve of Myanmar coup, Pompeo rejected effort to declare Rohingya 'genocide'
The 11th-hour scramble inside the State Department underscores how the United States had struggled to formulate consistent policy toward Myanmar.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / ANALYSIS
Feb 22, 2021
Road to renewed Iran nuclear deal likely to be long and bumpy
It took seven years from the summer's day in 2008 when a top U.S. diplomat first sat down with his Iranian counterpart until the two sides sealed the 2015 Iran nuclear deal that aimed to keep Tehran from acquiring nuclear weapons.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Dec 17, 2020
Biden likely to keep using sanctions weapon but with sharper aim
Biden is expected to make clear that sanctions will remain a central instrument of U.S. power — although it will no longer be deployed with the 'America First” bravado.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
May 31, 2015
Islam takes center stage as Turkish election campaign enters final week
Evoking the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and vowing the Muslim call to prayer would forever ring out, President Tayyip Erdogan put religion at center stage on Saturday as campaigning for Turkey's parliamentary election entered its final week.

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