Tag : Blinken, Antony J

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For Biden, Deliberation and Caution, Maybe Overcaution, on the World Stage

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The most telling of his decisions centers on Saudi Arabia. After banning the arms sales to halt what he called a “catastrophic” war in Yemen,...
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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

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WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken used his first major address on Wednesday to rally a domestic constituency for President Biden’s foreign policy...
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Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach

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WASHINGTON — President Biden has decided that the price of directly penalizing Saudi Arabia’s crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, is too high, according to senior...
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Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed

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WASHINGTON — President Biden held his first call with King Salman of Saudi Arabia on Thursday, but the official White House description of it made...
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On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Vaccine Queue

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WASHINGTON — In the best of times, working at the United States Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo, was always difficult: Pollution, poor electricity, unreliable internet service...
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Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad

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Behind the jokes, however, there is frustration. Mr. Blinken and President Biden say the United States faces a herculean challenge in restoring bonds with key...
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Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Resurrects Bitter Debate Over Nuclear Deal

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But Mr. Malley, the son of a Jewish, Arab leftist, is a well-known advocate for engaging with groups and governments — including, over the years,...
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Biden’s Pick for Iran Envoy Resurrects Bitter Nuclear Deal Debate

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But Mr. Malley, the son of a Jewish, Arab leftist, is a well-known advocate for engaging with groups and governments — including, over the years,...
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U.S. Prepares to Lift Terrorist Designation Against Yemeni Rebels, Despite New Attacks

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WASHINGTON — Houthi rebels in Yemen will be stripped of a U.S. terrorist designation next week, the State Department said on Friday, despite a recent...