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Tag Archives: Diplomacy & Conflict

JCPOA with Iran will increase global security: An open letter to uncommitted Democrats

Excerpt: Text of NPI's open letter to Democratic members of Congress from the Pacific Northwest who have not yet committed to support to Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran.
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Patty Murray announces support for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action with Iran

Excerpt: Wash­ing­ton’s senior U.S. sen­a­tor and the fourth-rank­ing Demo­c­rat in the Unit­ed States Sen­ate, Pat­ty Mur­ray, has just released a lengthy state­ment pledg­ing to sup­port Pres­i­dent Barack Oba­ma by vot­ing against a res­o­lu­tion of dis­ap­proval con­cern­ing the  Joint Com­pre­hen­sive Plan of Action with Iran. The first para­graphs of the state­ment are as follows: There are no more […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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G‑7 democracies suspend participation in G‑8 summit in Sochi to protest invasion of Ukraine

Excerpt: If Vladimir Putin and his entourage were bet­ting that the G‑8 sum­mit could still go for­ward with­out the par­tic­i­pa­tion of the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, France, and the Unit­ed King­dom in the wake of their inva­sion of Ukraine, they were mistaken. The White House has announced that the oth­er three G‑7 coun­tries (Ger­many, Italy, and Japan) […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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Ukraine asks NATO, UN for help as Russians move in; new government mobilizes military

Excerpt: The news out of Ukraine just keeps get­ting worse. In the wake of the Russ­ian par­lia­men­t’s vote to endorse (or rub­ber stamp) Vladimir Putin’s already script­ed inva­sion of its neigh­bor, the new Ukran­ian gov­ern­ment is appeal­ing to the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty for help and mobi­liz­ing its mil­i­tary, fear­ing that Putin has designs on more than just the […]
Written by:Andrew Villeneuve
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