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Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…
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U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.
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Relations between the Vatican and Israel are a complex combination of diplomacy mixed with interfaith discussion.
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U.S. political conventions offer the parties a place to unite around presidential candidates and a vision for foreign and domestic policy.
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Multiethnic armies like the Lebanese, Iraqi, and Afghan national forces face enormous challenges as they attempt to become viable forces. Historically, successes in unifying a military force often ha…
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How will the North Korea crisis affect U.S.-Japan relations?It depends on how U.S. policy evolves. Relations between Japan and the United States will remain strong, …