Syria and Yemen represent two of the final embers of the Arab Spring which swept across the region this decade. The conflicts in both countries have become, in part, proxy wars which have attracted regional players and international actors alike. For its part, U.S. policy has often exacerbated, and not...
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Washington Watch: The Kavanaugh Controversy Hit Close to Home
by James Zogby in Washington Watch
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court exacerbated our nation's deep partisan divide. It has also profoundly affected my neighborhood and my church.
My family has lived in Northwest Washington, DC for almost four decades. During all this time, we have gone to the Catholic church that's a few blocks from our home. My five children attended the neighborhood Catholic school, where for 17 years, I coached basketball. After graduating, all five went to three different local Catholic high schools. Continue Reading...
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