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December’s jobs report and where we go from here

AEI - 2021-01-16 00:00
The key to getting the economy under control is getting the virus under control, but the United States has been failing to do so. The disappointing December jobs report shows the consequences. The post December’s jobs report and where we go from here appe ...

United States sends COVID-19 aid to the Kurdistan... | Rudaw.net

Rûdaw - 2021-01-15 06:41

The Way Forward for the United States in Somalia

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2021-01-13 03:13
The United States Africa Command (AFRICOM) is on track to withdraw almost all U.S. forces from Somalia by January 15, 2021, providing a gratuitous public relations and operational windfall to al-Shabaab, Somalia’s potent al-Qaeda affiliate. The hasty exit ...

U.S. blacklists Iraqi Shiite militia leader Faleh Fayyadh

E-Kurd - 2021-01-09 17:22
WASHINGTON,— The United States on Friday imposed sanctions on an Iraqi militia leader and former national security adviser, connecting him to human rights abuses during the 2019 anti-government demonstrations in which hundreds of protesters were killed. T ...

United Van Lines’ top 10 inbound vs. top 10 outbound US states in 2020: How do they compare on a variety of measures?

AEI - 2021-01-09 06:26
A new US national migration study for 2020 was released this week by United Van Lines and this post uses the report’s state-to-state migration patterns based on household moves last year to answer the question: What differences are there between America’s ...

A smart move on criminal justice

AEI - 2021-01-08 00:02
Senators Robert Casey of Pennsylvania and Joni Ernst of Iowa recently introduced the Clean Slate Act in the United States Senate to follow up on last year’s First Step Act. This legislation is both overdue and a step in the right direction. The post A sma ...

Singapore arrests man who spied for China in United States

Yahoo - 2021-01-02 03:57

Turkey and United States in talks to discuss sanctions imposed over S-400s » TechnoCodex

Technocodex - 2020-12-31 06:21

U.S. Relations With Syria - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-29 22:07

U.S. Relations With Qatar - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-29 12:46

Ghazal Omid Pt.2 - Islam Today: Iran, China, & The United States - The Taiwan Times

Thetaiwantimes - 2020-12-27 15:28

AP News Digest 3 a.m. photo United States AP Donald Trump Florida | The Independent

Independent - 2020-12-25 12:07

Iraqi Kurdistan gov’t requests US force deployment on border with Syrian Kurdistan: spox

E-Kurd - 2020-12-24 14:18
HEWLÊR-Erbil, Iraqi Kurdistan region,— The KDP-dominated Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) has officially requested that the United States deploy its forces on Iraqi Kurdistan Region-Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava) border to patrol the area and prevent clashe ...

U.S. Relations With Saudi Arabia - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-24 03:05

Kurdistan Region Presidency condemns attack on US Embassy

Presidency of Kurdistan - 2020-12-21 02:57
ERBIL, Kurdistan Region, December 20, 2020 We condemn the rocket attack on the Embassy of the United States in Baghdad. Attacks on diplomatic missions and their representatives violate conventions on international relations. They are assaults on the sover ...

Vaccine rollout in full swing across the United States

Yahoo - 2020-12-19 13:04

Sanctions against Turkey over Russian arms: Has the United States found a sweet spot? - Atlantic Council

Atlanticcouncil - 2020-12-17 20:05

Factbox: Rifts that divide NATO allies Turkey and United States | Reuters

Reuters - 2020-12-14 22:52

US sanctions Turkey for purchasing Russian missile system

ANF - 2020-12-14 21:55
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Turkey to resolve the S-400 problem immediately in coordination with the United States. ...

Al Jazeera: What Biden can and cannot do for the Kurds

Justice for Kurds - 2020-12-14 20:43
Biden may have sympathies for the Kurdish cause, but as US president, he will not always act in the Kurdish interest. Many Kurds across the Middle East welcomed Joe Biden’s victory over Donald Trump in the recent elections in the United States. The former ...

US hegemony and the Kurds - An interview with Giran Özcan

ANF - 2020-12-14 11:40
Giran Özcan, representative of the Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) to the United States, speaks about the present situation in the US. ...

United States to impose sanctions on Turkey over S400

ANF - 2020-12-11 15:13
The US will place sanctions on Turkey for purchasing S-400 defense systems from Russia last year, Reuters reported. ...

Factbox-Rifts that divide NATO allies Turkey and United States | Reuters

Reuters - 2020-12-11 12:47

The United States is stabilizing the Middle East by Arez Ramazani

Michael Arizanti - 2020-12-10 03:57
The United States is stabilizing the Middle East by ensuring that Iran’s forces are withdrawn back to Iran. Withdrawing Iran’s forces and weakening missiles that are close to Iran will stabilize the area substantially, and hopefully get other countries to ...

Joint Call on States to Support the Resolution on Human Rights in Iran

Kurdistan Human Rights - 2020-12-08 02:01
Monday, 7 December 2020 TO: All Permanent Missions to the United Nations in New York Your Excellencies, The undersigned national, regional and international civil society organizations urge your government to support resolution… The post Joint Call on Sta ...

Secretary Pompeo's Call With Former Iraqi Kurdistan Region President Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-07 19:52

Department Press Briefing - August 3, 2017 - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-05 13:36

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Kurdistan Regional Government Security Council Chancellor Masrour Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-12-03 06:35

The United States Needs a Truth Commission on Racial Injustice. It Should Be Televised.

Foreignpolicy - 2020-11-29 18:21

Quotation of the day on the ‘privilege of prosperity’ and ‘American privilege’……

AEI - 2020-11-28 06:29
….. is from Alyssa Ahlgren’s op-ed in Alpha News “The privilege of being woke” (bold added): The institutions running our society are subscribing to the dogma of wokeness because, frankly, they have nothing better to do. The United States, and Western cou ...

Tracking COVID-19 across the United States

Yahoo - 2020-11-26 22:21

Biden’s plan to create millions of energy jobs might work, but only because renewables are so labor intensive and only at a very high cost

AEI - 2020-11-26 08:44
According to president-elect Joe Biden “If executed strategically, our response to climate change can create more than 10 million well-paying [clean energy] jobs in the United States that will grow a stronger, more inclusive middle class enjoyed by commun ...

Turkey hired the KDP to complete the 'Collapse Plan'

ANF - 2020-11-24 08:20
The essence of the Collapse Plan, a plan of the Turkish state and the United States to eliminate the PKK, incorporates the complete annihilation of the Kurdistan Freedom Movement by attacking it with a genocidal method inspired by the Sri Lanka Model. ...

A Force for Good: America Reinvigorated in the Middle East - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-24 01:55

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo's Call with Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Masrour Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-23 06:17

Ali Velshi: 'The United States is the richest country in the world, yet millions are food insecure'

Yahoo - 2020-11-22 13:23

A Plan to End the War in Syria: Competing with Russia in the Levant

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-11-19 22:22
The United States has an interest in allowing the Russian Federation to “win” an outright victory in Syria, so long as it secures from Moscow an agreement that is favorable to the Syrian Kurds, builds in negative consequences for an external actor targeti ...

United States: Kamala Harris selection causes racist and sexist backlash by Trump | Green Left

Greenleft - 2020-11-18 07:43

U.S. : Joe Biden's challenges as president of the United States

Explica - 2020-11-16 12:15

Department Press Briefing - April 25, 2017 - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-14 11:15

Our allies deserve loyalty. Otherwise, we do not deserve them.

AEI - 2020-11-11 00:05
If the United States is to meet its enemies abroad and not on our own soil, we are going to have to rely on Afghan and Iraqi nationals who provide support. To abandon them is the height of disloyalty, beneath this great nation. The post Our allies deserve ...

‘Failed state’ America just ran a great election and produced an impressive vaccine advance

AEI - 2020-11-10 00:03
There has been talk about the United States being a “failed state,” but the US just conducted a massively high-turnout election during the middle of a worsening pandemic and has supported the private sector's development of a successful COVID vaccine. The ...

Armenian PM Congratulates Joe Biden on Winning the United States Presidential Election • MassisPost

Massispost - 2020-11-08 22:06

07/11/2020 Biden wins presidential race in a deeply divided United States, several networks say

ESTA - 2020-11-07 17:59

UK Climate Diplomacy Staff Cut Again as Post-Brexit Links to Trump and US Deniers Strengthen

John Bolton - 2020-11-07 01:55
Read time: 3 minsWith Donald Trump set to become the President of the United States, the international climate change political scenery has shifted. The president-elect’s stance on “quitting” the Paris Agreement seems to have softened in recent days. But ...

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo's Call with Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Prime Minister Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo's Calls With Iraq's Prime Minister Abadi and Iraqi Kurdistan Region Prime Minister Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting with Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region President-elect Nechirvan Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Joseph S. Pennington - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo’s Call with Iraqi Kurdistan Region’s Prime Minister Masrour Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Kurdistan Regional Government Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Secretary Pompeo's Call With Iraqi Kurdistan Region's Prime Minister Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Briefing on Iran - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's Referendum - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

U.S. Relations With Turkey - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Foreign Terrorist Organizations - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Country Reports on Terrorism 2019 - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:48

Concern Over the Situation in Afrin, Syria - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Political Situation in Iraq - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

International Religious Freedom Day and U.S. Policy on Religious Freedom - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Secretary Michael R. Pompeo With Joel Ebert of The Tennessean - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Iran - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Briefing With Ambassador Michael Kozak on the Release of the 2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Executive Order 13224 - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Interview With Chris Wallace of Fox News Sunday - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

LiveAtState with Ambassador James Jeffrey U.S. Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Syria - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Turkey - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

U.S. Security Cooperation With Iraq - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Iraq - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Denise Natali - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

2018 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices Translations - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Foreign Language Training - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:43

Political Transition in Iraqi Kurdistan Region - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:39

Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government's Planned Referendum - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:36

Remarks Before Meeting With Kurdish Prime Minister Nechirvan Barzani - United States Department of State

United States Department of State - 2020-11-06 18:29

Sensing a Trump Defeat, Israel, the UAE, and Turkey Are Trying to Squeeze as Much Out of the United States as They Can Now

Foreignpolicy - 2020-11-04 06:25

Short perspectives on the United States’ foreign policy in the Middle East after the November 2020 presidential election – The Cairo Review of Global Affairs

Thecairoreview - 2020-11-03 10:00

AUK announces 48 + 25 new scholarships and a 15% discount on tuition fees

The American University of Kurdistan - 2020-11-03 02:00
Duhok, Kurdistan Region – October 1st, 2020 – The American University of Kurdistan announces the reduction of its tuition fees by 15%, the offering of 48 scholarships funded by the United States Department of State and 25 more scholarships for Nursing stu ...

The Weekly Rundown: Election Day in the United States

Stratfor - 2020-10-31 17:10

US Commission on International Religious Freedom visits Rojava

ANF - 2020-10-31 08:42
The United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has been visiting North East Syria since Wednesday. ...

Purple State China: China’s Preferences in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election are…Complicated

Foreign Policy Research Institute - 2020-10-31 06:28
In 2016, policy-relevant opinion in China favored Donald Trump’s election. In an overly simplistic and partisan assessment, and echoing claims by Trump himself, United States National Counterintelligence and Security Center (NCSC) Director William Evanina ...

The United States Must Stand Up to Putin and Assad in Northeast Syria

Foreignpolicy - 2020-10-21 13:22

Is the United States still a land of opportunity? My long-read Q&A with Scott Winship

AEI - 2020-10-20 00:56
Critics on both the left and the right point to widespread poverty, stagnating wages, skyrocketing inequality, and the end of upward mobility in order to explain how capitalism has failed Americans. But it’s important to carefully evaluate each of these c ...

HS analysis Turkish President Erdoğan wants the Ottoman Empire, which fell apart a hundred years ago, – the United States has allowed the country to bulge, but now the tone has changed – Pledge Times

Pledgetimes - 2020-10-17 19:30

Defending Iraq Needs To Be Iraq's Job, Not The United States's

Thefederalist - 2020-10-16 15:16

14/10/2020 United States pleased Iraq doing more to protect U.S. embassy: Pompeo

ESTA - 2020-10-14 22:29

How Iraqi Kurdistan officials scammed a Canadian oil company and British charity for profit

E-Kurd - 2020-10-05 07:05
Michael Rubin, Goran Zangana and George R. Wilkes | 1001iraqithoughts The 2003 Iraq War was sharply polarizing. Even Canada, long among the world’s most pro-American countries, saw a 12 percent plunge in favorable attitudes toward the United States betwee ...

As the United States Pulls Out of Syria and Iraq, the Soldiers Who Remain Are Preparing for Information Warfare

Foreignpolicy - 2020-10-04 18:49

United States sent $400 million in aid to Syrian Kurdish YPG - Anadolu | Ahval

Ahvalnews - 2020-10-03 19:37

The United States Can't Ignore Turkey's War on Syrian Women | The National Interest

Nationalinterest - 2020-10-01 14:40

Petition to the White House asks to expel Turkey from NATO

ANF - 2020-10-01 13:11
A petition has been promoted by We the people to get the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to answer a question on the all-out war against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh. ...

The United States Shouldn't Sell F-35 Jets to the UAE. It Will Help Russia

Foreignpolicy - 2020-09-30 17:28

Iran’s Rouhani says he supports Iraqi efforts to evict United States

Rûdaw - 2020-09-28 13:29

Second stage in the October 9 period- VII

ANF - 2020-09-26 15:51
The Kurdish People's Leader had to leave the Middle East on October 9, 1998. "From now on, a relentless pursuit and control were to be continued by the NATO and the United States wherever I went." ...

The United States Announces Additional Humanitarian Assistance for the Syrian People - Syrian Arab Republic | ReliefWeb

Reliefweb - 2020-09-25 08:40

Army Ranger to receive Medal of Honor for hostage rescue mission | Article | The United States Army

WWW - 2020-09-25 04:01

More charts and commentary on last week’s Census Bureau report on income

AEI - 2020-09-25 00:02
The Census Bureau released its annual report last week on “Income and Poverty in the United States: 2019” with lots of new, updated data on household and family incomes, household demographics, and poverty statistics through 2019. I posted two reports on ...

Checking in on the American Dream: 3 charts that show US living standards and upward mobility are far from stagnant

AEI - 2020-09-22 00:05
Over the past few decades, the United States has seen solid, but not spectacular, growth in living standards, contrary to the common narrative of stagnation. The post Checking in on the American Dream: 3 charts that show US living standards and upward mob ...
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