Israel Absorbs Twin Rebukes From Top Allies

The New York Times March 23, 2010 WASHINGTON — Israel found itself at odds with its two most stalwart allies on Tuesday as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu culminated a tense visit to Washington with a face-to-face session with President Obama that apparently failed to resolve the impasse between the two over a comprehensive Middle East […]

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Obama Is Making Bush’s Big Mistake on Russia

Foreign Policy March 22, 2010 Still in the midst of a diplomatic fracas with Israel, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton also found herself in a mini-crisis with Russia during last week’s Moscow trip. Prime Minister Vladimir Putin publicly snubbed Clinton during a meeting Friday, hectoring her in front of reporters after announcing Thursday that Russia […]

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Europe Increases Pressure on Chancellor Merkel

Spiegel March 22, 2010 German Chancellor Angela Merkel has been consistent in her refusal to consider a European Union bailout for Greece. But Brussels continues to insist that a plan is in the works. On Monday, Barroso urged Berlin to make a “constructive contribution” to solving the crisis. more

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