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  • Brexit extension ultimately up to Britain

    It will ultimately be up to Britain whether or not it seeks more time to negotiate a trade agreement with the European Union after it leaves the bloc, the head of the European Commission said on Wednesday.

  • How Iran and the United States came to the brink

    A key question is how will Iran respond to the U.S. drone strike that killed top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani near the Baghdad airport in Iraq.  Angry with an attack just outside their capital, members of Iraq’s parliament approved a nonbinding resolution calling for American forces to leave the country. Iranian leaders vowed revenge. Meanwhile, the Pentagon has told 4,500 sailors and Marines they might be called on to support a military operation in the Middle East. The United States and Iran...
  • What’s next for the United States and Iran

    We should all worry about war with Iran, but we should also worry about how it may be stopped. If our military leaders tell their commander in chief they will not follow his order to strike Iran or elsewhere, as indeed we might hope they will, we will have had a total change in our long tradition of military subservience to civilian leadership.

    Washington Post