What The State Department’s First Strategic Review Accomplished

Vikram J. Singh is the Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress

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Zeng Qinghong’s Relative Reported for Involvement in Corruption
Zeng Qinghong’s Relative Reported for Involvement in Corruption Zeng Qinghong’s Relative Reported for Involvement in Corruption

Follow us on TWITTER: Like us on FACEBOOK: Dai Yuqing, former President of the Guangzhou Daily is facing trial on charges of bribery.

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Meet The Companies That Just Promised To Pull 60 Million Dollars From Private Prisons

CREDIT: Shutterstock Three investment groups announced this week that they will divest from the two major private prison corporations that constitute a massive share of America’s prison-industrial complex. Scopia Capital, DSM, and Amica Mutual Insurance have all pledged to remove their collective investments of about $60,000,000 from the Corrections Corporation of America and the GEO Group — the two prison companies that own 75 percent of the nation’s private prisons.

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How Obama Is On Course To Reduce Hundreds, If Not Thousands, Of The Longest Prison Sentences

CREDIT: Shutterstock The Obama administration announced the details Wednesday of a new executive program that could shorten the sentences of long-serving drug offenders behind bars. The program comes after six years of Obama’s exceedingly stingy use of his executive power to shorten these sentences, encompassed in the constitutional “pardon power.” Now, the Justice Department is overhauling the office that reviews clemency applications, and has developed a systematic process for all inmates who have served at least ten years of their sentence and believe they meet six new criteria for clemency.

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RUN AWAY FROM the Responsibility of Her Failure: The Regime Failed Miserably in the ‘Rescue & Search’ Mission of Korea’s Most Tragic…

WSJ Polls on Park Draw Strong Response   South Korean President Park Geun-hye looks around the site where the Sewol ferry sank and rescue operations are taking place, from a ship in the sea off Jindo, April 17, 2014. Reuters     Even before Monday, when South Korean President Park Geun-hye called the actions of the

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Obama – Asia tour: The US’ “commitment to Japan’s security is absolute”
Obama – Asia tour: The US’ “commitment to Japan’s security is absolute” Obama – Asia tour: The US’ “commitment to Japan’s security is absolute”

US President Barack Obama has assured ally Japan that it is committed to the country’s defence including the Senkaku Islands or the Diaoyu Islands as they are known in China, which are at the centre of a row with Beijing. They fall under a security treaty that commits the United States to act if Japan comes under attack.

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At war from a distance

Nicole Colson reports on new casualties in the Obama administration’s drone war. Aftermath of a U.S. drone strike in Yemen THE OBAMA administration killed dozens of people last week—but you probably didn’t hear much about it in the mainstream media

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Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan | BREAKING NEWS – 24 APRIL 2014

Obama begins Asia tour with reassurance to Japan | BREAKING NEWS – 24 APRIL 2014 For more Latest and Breaking News Headlines SUBSCRIBE to President…

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Brazil’s ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ a Victory for Web Freedom

Brazil President Dilma Rousseff signed into law the first ‘Internet Bill of Rights’ at the NETmundial conference in Sao Paulo on Wednesday. (Photo: Roberto Stuckert Filho/PR) A landmark law that guarantees equal access to the nation’s internet and protects the privacy of users was signed by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Wednesday, in a move that is being hailed as a historic step for online freedom worldwide

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Fatah and Hamas mend fences

Hamas has announced the signing of a reconciliation deal with Fatah, including the provisions of the Cairo and Doha agreements which were never implemented. Under the current terms, both factions are to form a unity government within five weeks and hold elections within six months. During the transition period, Mahmoud Abbas will remain in office

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