How America is Helping Africa Develop: The African Union-United States Partnership

While the importance of a U.S. presence in Africa cannot be overlooked, other countries have deepened their interest in Africa and have allocated considerable resources to the continent’s development.

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Persian Posturing: Relating Religious History to Current Disputes in the Middle East

Military maneuvering and Iran are related topics. The Strait of Hormuz is a narrow waterway that connects 40 percent of oil tanker traffic through the Persian Gulf. Since 1980, Iran has threatened to mine the waterway, but the American Navy’s Fifth Fleet patrols the region from its base in Bahrain and vows to stop threats to maritime traffic.

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Why are You Going to Pakistan?

The U.S.-Pakistan Interreligious Consortium brings together non-governmental participants in civil society to increase the mutual respect and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Pakistan through face-to-face interactions. Initially created as a program of Intersections International, a New York City-based NGO, its work is now continuing under the auspices of Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations.

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North-South Korean Peace Talks

In a crucial and historical time, the stage is set for the two leaders from North Korea and South Korea to meet at a summit that could bring permanent peace and security to the Korean Peninsula after decades of serious tensions. Furthermore, a joint statement regarding the “denuclearization” issue is also on the negotiation table,

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American Mid Term Elections

On November 2, four days before the United States midterm election, polls predicted that the Democratic Party is likely to gain control of the House of Representatives while the Republican Party will keep its majority in the Senate. The trends indicate a balance of power on Capitol Hill for the next two years, and the possibility of legislative deadlocks.

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