Jeff Christiansen
Jeff Christiansen
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Econ Reform Tops List for Tunisia and Egypt

Higher standards of living in post-Arab Spring countries are being deflated by poor economic conditions. Government spending could solve this.

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International Task Force on Afghanistan Calls for Opening Talks on a Regional Peace Settlement

Consensus is building in Washington that there's no military solution to the war in Afghanistan. A new report by The Century Foundation urges all parties to engage in a negotiated solution.
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Obama, Settlements, & the Missing Leverage

President Obama was right to confront Netanyahu over Israeli settlements, but he simply did not go far enough in leveraging U.S. influence over Israel to advance his objectives.
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A Regional Solution to Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations

To salvage Israeli-Palestinian negotiations, Obama should expand the peace process to involve Arab nations and start laying the groundwork now.