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While Washington publicly advocates for open dialogue and reform between Bahrain's regime and the opposition, its policy has so far avoided exerting any real pressure on the kingdom to achieve these ends.
While the official narrative of the Obama administration is sceptical of arming militant groups in Syria, divisions within the administration leave the door open for any number of policies toward the country.
In one region of the world - in this century at least - the sun never rose on US-choreographed torture.
The Washington Post, along with other news outlets, had by "an informal arrangement" agreed two years ago to suppress news of a secret Saudi drone base - at the request of the Obama administration.
Who would you believe: JSOC operatives past and present or the U.S. government?
Barack Obama's SOTU speech emphasizes "nation-building at home." But that doesn't mean an end to nation-bombing abroad.
Focusing on the executive actions you can take without Congress is a great idea, Mr. President.
Migration is one of the best mechanisms for reducing poverty.
The U.S. 'pivot' to the South and East China Seas has energised the American industrial-military complex, dimming the prospects for a peaceful resolution of the ongoing disputes in the region.
Not to mention executioner.