- Making News: Middle East Reacts to Dubai Ports Debacle
Although Dubai has promised to "transfer" its interests in US ports to an American "entity," President Bush today said he's concerned about "the broader message" that Congressional hostility has sent to Arab allies in the war on terror. William Wallis, correspondent in Cairo for the Financial Times, says this recent controversy will likely make other Arab multi-nationals think twice before investing money in the US.
- Reporter's Notebook: US Gets a Failing Grade for Ocean Management
America's oceans, coastal waters and Great Lakes are plagued by pollution, over-fishing and habitat destruction. Former Clinton Chief-of-Staff Leon Panetta Leon Panetta recently headed the Oceans Commission for the Pew Charitable Trust, which gave state and federal governments failing grades for ocean stewardship. President Bush's 2004 US Commission on Ocean Policy, headed by retired Admiral James Watkins, a Republican and former Chief of Naval Operations, has reached similar conclusions.
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After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program? Make diplomatic peace with allies in Europe? Convince North Korea the U.S. can be trusted?
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