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Frustration: US secretary of state Antony Blinken, in Qatar for peace talks, has accused Hamas of obstructing a ceasefire deal. Ibraheem Al Omari/Pool Photo via AP)

Gaza ceasefire talks: the politics behind the stalemate

Recent events in the Middle East reveal internal divisions in both the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships.
Trump and Netanyahu participate in a joint news conference on Feb. 15, 2017. P Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais

Netanyahu’s meeting with Trump: Good for Israeli-Palestinian peace?

Israeli settlements are one main reason many observers are increasingly pessimistic about the prospects for peace between Israel and the Palestinians. Can Trump break through?
A harbinger of things to come? VP Joe BIden up close and personal with Brazil’s President Rousseff Ricardo Moraes/Reuters

Around the world in 2015: the big stories predicted

The New Year always provides an opportunity for both introspection and speculation. So it seems a good time to consider what the big stories are likely to be this year. Some of the five major stories I…

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