Why Europe Feels Rejected by Obama

New York Times November 16, 2009 Why would an American president not come to a celebration marking the fall of the Berlin Wall, and with it, the triumphant end of the Cold War — one of the high points of the United States’ and Europe’s common 20th-century history? more

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U.S. Asks More From Pakistan in War

New York Times November 15, 2009 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is stepping up pressure on Pakistan to expand and reorient its fight against the Taliban and Al Qaeda, warning that failing to do so would undercut the new strategy and troop increase for Afghanistan that President Obama is preparing to approve, American officials say. […]

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Clinton sets benchmarks for progress in Afghanistan

The Washington Post November 15, 2009 Recognizing that the potential instability of Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s government remains a main obstacle to an effective American strategy in the region, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton today touted broad accountability procedures in Afghanistan that will aim to combat corruption. more

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