Will Congress Take on Drones in 2013?

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Rebecca Griffin: Thus far, Congress has not engaged on an in-depth level on important questions surrounding the reliance on this technology and the overarching policy governing its use.

Maya Presence

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Rosemary Joyce: Now that the world hasn’t ended, it’s fine to return to ignoring the conditions of millions of Maya people living in Mexico and Central America.

Goma Falls; US Responds with Weasel Words

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Georgianne Nienaber: When the Congolese government on Monday refused to accept an ultimatum from the Congolese Revolutionary Army (M23) to open negotiations and accept a buffer zone, Kinshasa opened the door for the fall of the provincial capital of Goma

Ignoring the Eastern Sea

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James Rhodes: If we have another armed conflict, it will not be in Iran or the Middle East, it will be here.

Let’s Not Bomb Iran First and Ask Questions Later

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James Rhodes: The Bush administration lied us into a war with Iraq and now GOP hopefuls are leading us down that same path with Iran.

DHS Extends Temporary Protective Status for Haitians

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Seth Hoy: The extension would allow approximately 48,000 Haitian nationals—whose homeland was devastated by an earthquake in 2010 and is still plagued by disease and instability—to extend their TPS for an additional 18 months.

More People Displaced In Americas Than Middle East

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Andrea Nill: As the drug-related violence in Latin America escalates, dealing with migration to North America may start to require addressing U.S. drug and gun policies along with the nation’s broken immigration system itself.

U.S. Needs to Listen to Arias on Latin American Issues

Oscar Arias

Tough as it may be, Americans building war machines and munitions need to start retooling themselves for peace work.

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