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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, to impose ...

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 remark ...