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The president has claimed that he was one to release the funds, and that there was no quid pro quo for his call to investigate Joe Biden.
The New York Times finds more evidence of a quid pro quo: Ukraine's president was happily off the hook on the investigation once military funds were released.
Former federal prosecutors say the president’s interactions with Ukraine also amount to extortion, as defined by the Hobbs Act.
Sanders' idea linking U.S. aid to Israel's conduct “has no support here on Capitol Hill,” said a Democratic member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
A running list of who's who in the attempted quid pro quo between Donald Trump and Ukrainian leaders that fueled an impeachment inquiry.
Giulio Regeni’s death was hardly a freak incident, the resolution says, but instead occurred within a “context of torture, death in custody and enforced disappearances across Egypt.”
On February 24, representatives from Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala will meet with Vice President Biden in Washington to discuss the past and future of the Alliance for Prosperity, a multi-year U.S. aid package to Central America.
The situation was 'too big' for aid groups, but bringing in military can cause 'confusion and unintended harm.'
She suggested the killings could violate the Leahy Law, which would require some military aid be withheld.
High-ranking Colombian Army commanders bear responsibility for hundreds of civilian killings committed by troops under their command, according to a scathing report released by Human Rights Watch last week, "On Their Watch."
The principal goal of these programs is to bolster allies and promote stability. But done poorly, it can fuel conflicts, enable human rights abuses, and draw the United States into unnecessary wars. Unfortunately, U.S. military aid programs perform poorly far too often, and they are growing rapidly without adequate congressional or public scrutiny.
The dominance of the military over politics has held back the emergence of functional civilian political contestation, leaving a vacuum filled by extremists despite the aspiration of millions of Egyptians for human dignity and non-corrupt government.
ISIS is trying to establish its own Sunni state, the so-called Islamic Caliphate, across borders that have their origins in the Ottoman Empire and post-World War I diplomacy.
From Egypt, it was off to Baghdad for John Kerry to see whether Iraq's bold effort in democratic nation building could be resuscitated in the face of imminent collapse. The problem there is that Kerry will have trouble locating a military strongman to back.
At this point, we have no ally in Syria with any strength or credibility. The U.S. has a choice of backing the Islamic Front, which it finds repugnant, or it can acquiesce to Assad's continued rule. Another bad choice. The January peace conference in Switzerland will be a farce if it even occurs.
The United Nations is working to finish a blueprint for a Haiyan Action Plan reconstruction strategy by Dec. 9. The World
Egypt and Russia are far from strangers. For twenty years, the two countries were the closest of allies. But in the early 1970s, President Anwar Sadat ordered 20,000 Soviet military advisers out of Egypt.