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Trump Promises North Korea’s Kim Can Stay in Power

U.S. President Donald J. Trump tried to put his summit with North Korea's Kim Jong-Un back on track Thursday, offering the North Korean leader guarantees of staying in power if he abandons nuclear weapons.

EU to Move Friday to Block US Sanctions on Iran

The E.U. will on Friday begin moves to block the effect of U.S. sanctions on Iran in the bloc, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker said.

Merkel, Putin Revive Dialogue After Trump Scraps Iran Deal

Russian President Vladimir Putin hosts German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss the explosive global issues of Iran, Syria and Ukraine amid a deepening U.S.-European crisis of confidence.

North Korea Threatens to Cancel US Summit, White House Still Hopeful

North Korea threatened Wednesday to cancel the forthcoming summit between leader Kim Jong-Un and President Donald J. Trump, accusing the US administration of trying to force it "into a corner" on unilateral nuclear disarmament.

[Book Review] Not Your Father’s Gasoline: Evolving Geopolitics of Natural Gas

In a world surging toward a global price for natural gas, might this energy resource play more prominently in shaping global energy security in the long-term? A timely new book, The New Geopolitics of Natural Gas, helps navigate these questions.

52 Dead in Gaza Border Clashes as US Embassy Opens in...

Palestinians followed through with their vow to protest massively along the Gaza border with 37 killed by Israeli fire as clashes erupted over the controversial inauguration of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem.

Historic Trump-Kim Summit Set for June 12 in Singapore

U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Thursday revealed his historic summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un will take place in Singapore on June 12.

Trump’s Hubristic Exit From Iran Deal Paves Way for War

President Trump’s egocentric announcement to withdraw the US from the Iran nuclear accord may represent one step towards a larger goal within his administration of effecting regime change in Tehran.

Russia and Iran Will Continue ‘Close Coordination’ on Nuclear Deal

Moscow and Tehran will continue to cooperate on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran's nuclear programme after the U.S. pulled out of the deal, Russia's foreign ministry said.

How Can Iran Respond to Trump’s Nuclear Deal Decision?

Iran finds itself in a tricky balancing act as it weighs a response to U.S. President Donald J. Trump's decision to pull out of a landmark nuclear deal.

Trump: US Withdraws from ‘Defective’ Iran Nuclear Deal

President Donald J. Trump on Tuesday announced the U.S. withdrawal from the "defective" multinational nuclear deal with Iran.

Iran Nuclear Deal: What Can Trump Do, With What Consequences?

U.S. President Donald J. Trump has threatened to pull out of the nuclear deal with Iran. But he has a range of options at his disposal as he makes his decision this week on whether to scrap the 2015 accord.

Chinese Déjà Vu: Beijing Sends Foreign Minister to N.Korea

Earlier this week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi visited North Korea for the first time in 11 years. This development created a sense of déjà vu: circumstances were similar in 2007, when Yang Jiechi, then foreign minister of China, visited Pyongyang.

Illegal Crossings at US Southwest Border With Mexico Triple

Illegal crossings on the border with Mexico climbed in April to triple the year-earlier levels, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security said.

Iran Deal: a Stepping Stone to Further Talks on Regional Security

To resolve the issues surrounding Iran’s role in the region, further talks on regional security should be pursued, separately from the nuclear matter, incorporating as many of the main Middle Eastern powers as possible.

Netanyahu’s Iran Nuke Claims Fail to Convince Deal Proponents

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's televised unveiling of an intelligence trove on Iran's alleged nuclear ambitions led to skepticism from backers of a landmark 2015 accord.

S. Korea President: Trump Can Have Nobel Peace Prize

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday U.S. President Donald J. Trump can have the Nobel Peace Prize for the historic summit with North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un.

Armenia’s Velvet Revolution: Implications for US Foreign Policy in the South...

The direction of foreign policy in Armenia is ambiguous as a result of the recent mobilization of Armenian civil society and the resignation of two-term President turned Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan.

EU, US Police Cripple Islamic State Media Mouthpieces

European and U.S. police forces have struck at the heart of Islamic State's propaganda machine, seizing servers and "punching a hole" in its ability to spread its radical jihadist message online.

Power Struggle in Libya: Are Haftar’s Days in Politics Over?

Increasing speculation about Libyan strongman Khalifa Haftar's health has raised concerns not just about his future political career, but whether this could mean further instability in Libya.

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