James Campbell
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Pakistan Election Results: Was the Election Rigged From the Start?

The 2013 elections in Pakistan are shaping up to be the country's most violent. What does the violence say about the future of democracy in Pakistan?

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Drone Strikes Are Another Sign Of American Arrogance

The myth of American exceptionalism is one reason why Obama's international drone program sees popular support while his domestic policies are regularly contested.
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North Korea Sanctions Supported By China

North Korea's recent actions have caused alarm and increased militarization on the Korean peninsula. What will new UN sanctions mean for its relationship with China and the rest of the region?
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AIPAC Conference 2013: U.S., Israeli Policies Towards Iran Differ

Recent speeches to AIPAC by Vice President Biden and Prime Minister Netanyahu reveal a fundamental difference between the two in regard to Iran.
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Chuck Hagel Confirmed: 5 Biggest Challenges He'll Face in the Coming Months

What can Hagel expect this year and how will his conservative outlook influence how he deals with these issues?
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Talks With Iran Resume in Kazakhstan, But Are Unlikely to Succeed

The P5+1 begin another round of talks with Iran in an attempt to diffuse the nuclear crisis. Will this lead to any breakthroughs? Judging by past P5+1 talks, the answer is no.

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CPAC 2013: Did the GOP Deliberately Ban Gay Republicans?

What does the banning of conservative gay rights groups from the CPAC tell us about American politics?
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Egypt's Revolution Isn't Over Yet

Did Egypt's revolution end with Egypt being ruled by radical Islamists? Not quite: the struggle to liberate Egypt from autocracy simply isn't over yet.
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Hugo Chavez Returns Home: What Does That Mean For Venezuela's Political Future?

Chavez is back in Venezuela after over two months of cancer treatment, and his arrival has raised questions as to who will become his successor and what that means for U.S. policy in Venezuela.
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6 Largest National Security Threats Facing the U.S. Today

In President Obama's State of the Union on Tuesday, he highlighted concerns as new as cyber security and as old as border security as imperative to American national security.
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Obama's Drone Strikes Conspicuously Absent From SOTU Address

The word "drones" was noticeably absent from President Obama's State of the Union speech, but they play a major role in this national security policy.

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Obama Israel Visit: What to Expect On the President's Trip

President Obama will make his first visit to Israel in late March, and will discuss American-Israeli relations, especially concerning Palestine and Iran.