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Will the US continue to lead on climate change?

  • On March 1, the temperature in Washington was a record-setting 80 degrees Fahrenheit. During the month of February, almost 6,000 other high temperature records were recorded across the US, while over the past two years, many parts of Europe and the Middle East experienced unusual weather patter...
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Strong ties with US require good ties with president, Congress

  • The phrase “checks and balances” has become synonymous with the US political system. It refers to the way governmental power is divided among the three branches of government — executive, legislative and judicial — and how each branch has mechanisms and powers to oversee the other two branches ...
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Is UN secretary-general the most difficult job in the world?

  • Some American historians have long maintained that being US president is the most demanding position in the world. Overseeing the world’s biggest economy and military is an enormous undertaking. The officeholder’s decisions impact the lives of over 330 million Americans and potentially millions...
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The Super Bowl offers a window into American culture

  • Football is the most popular sport in the world. In the US, however, a different kind of football captivates a wider swath of society, cutting across socioeconomic and racial cleavages like no other. The sport is so uniquely American that the world refers to it as American football (Americans c...
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Resetting Saudi-US relations

  • It has become commonplace for political pundits to declare that bilateral relations between two nations have been “reset” soon after a new government or leader comes to power in one or both countries. That has been the case for some observers who are evaluating the current state of relations...
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US unlikely to withdraw from world stage

  • It has been a week since Donald Trump was sworn in as the 45th US president. People in the US and abroad listened very carefully to his inaugural address, for it is on that occasion that new presidents enunciate their worldviews and domestic policy agendas most clearly.Trump said his domestic and...
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If Daesh is to be defeated, the carnage in Syria must end

  • As 2016 comes to a close and Jan. 20 — inauguration day — draws nearer, analysts in the US and observers in the Middle East are eager to sketch out the contours of the incoming Donald Trump administration’s foreign policy. Generally speaking, foreign policy was not a focal point of the...
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Tillerson brings impressive credentials to State Department

  • After several weeks of speculation, US President-elect Donald Trump nominated Rex Tillerson, chief executive of energy conglomerate ExxonMobil, to be his secretary of state. The selection generated lively debate among Washington political pundits almost immediately after it became official.Some...
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Trump’s defense pick garners wide praise

  • US President-elect Donald Trump announced last week that he would nominate retired Marine Gen. James Mattis to be his administration’s secretary of defense.Mattis’ 40-year career in the military has compelled some military observers to characterize him as a “legendary” figure and an “icon.” When...
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