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Saudi Crown Prince Visits United States

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Prince Mohammed bin Salman, crown prince of Saudi Arabia, arrived in Washington D.C. on Monday, 20 March 2018, beginning a two-week tour of the United States (Reuters 1). According to Nader Hashemi, director of the Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, the prince’s visit has several […]

Trump Proposes Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

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On Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to sign an order imposing tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, further weakening the long-standing international free trade system. Trump announced the tariffs last week, promising to levy a 25% rate on imported steel and a 10% rate on imported aluminum. The Commerce Department recommended the protectionist […]

Afghan President Calls Taliban to Peace Talks

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On Wednesday, 28 February 2018, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani made a formal overture to the Taliban. Ghani offered members of this Islamist insurgency incentives to join negotiations in Kabul, agree to a ceasefire and become a peaceful political group (AP 1). Ghani’s proposed incentives include passports and visas for former insurgents, the removal of sanctions, […]