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[OP-ED]: Trump stumbles into another decade of war in the Middle East

 06/27/2017 - 09:39
During the campaign, Trump seemed to be genuinely reflective about America’s role in the Middle East. “This is not usually me talking, OK, ‘cause I’m very proactive,” he once said on the subject. EFE
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While we have been focused on the results of special elections, the ups and downs of the Russia investigation, and President Trump’s latest tweets, under the radar, a broad and consequential shift in American foreign policy appears to be underway. Put simply, the United States is stumbling its way into another decade of war in the greater Middle East. And this next decade of conflict might prove to be even more destabilizing than the last one.

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During the campaign, Trump seemed to be genuinely reflective about America’s role in the Middle East. “This is not usually me talking, OK, ‘cause I’m very proactive,” he once said on the subject. EFE

Trump’s Partial Victory on Travel Ban

 06/27/2017 - 07:33
People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO
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 The Supreme Court allowed parts of Donald Trump’s revised travel ban from six Muslim-majority countries to stand, for now. 

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 7:30am
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People gather outside the Supreme Court where the justices are expected to deliver a much-anticipated ruling on US President Donald J. Trump's travel ban on visitors to the US from six predominantly Muslim countries in Washington, DC, USA, 26 June 2017. EPA/JIM LO SCALZO

The Supreme Court has approved the partial implementation of Trump's travel ban

 06/26/2017 - 15:25
Dozens of people queue in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, USA, today, June 26, 2017. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo
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Today, the US Supreme Court has partially ruled in favor of President Trump's travel ban, and will allow hearings of oral arguments in the case.

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Monday, June 26, 2017 - 3:00pm
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Dozens of people queue in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, USA, today, June 26, 2017. EFE/Jim Lo Scalzo

Trump to announce new Cuba policy today

 06/16/2017 - 04:15
Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

In a speech in Miami, the US President is expected to reverse Obama's policy of rapprochement with Cuba and to announce stiffer rules on travel and commercial ties with the Caribbean island. 

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 3:30am
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Donald Trump is expected to put an end to Obama's efforts to normalize economic and diplomatic relations with Cuba. Clamping down on travel and commercial ties with the island will affect the tourism industry. Photo: EFE/Ernesto Mastrascusa

[OP-ED]: The Middle East morass

 06/13/2017 - 14:50
Si la administración Trump desea estabilidad en el Oriente Medio debería ayudar a mediar un nuevo equilibrio de poder. Esto no puede suceder puramente en términos sauditas. Irán es un gran jugador en la región, con influencia real y su rol deberá ser reconocido. EFE
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Donald Trump returned from his first overseas trip convinced that he had unified America’s historic Arab allies, dealt a strong blow against terrorism and calmed the waters of an unruly Middle East. Since then we have seen a series of terror attacks in Europe and the Middle East, and an open split within the Arab world. What is going on?

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If the Trump administration wants stability in the Middle East, it should help broker a new balance of power. This cannot happen purely on Saudi terms. Iran is a major player in the region, with real influence, and its role will have to be recognized. EFE

One for All?: Trump calls for unity in the Arab region after Qatar freeze out

 06/07/2017 - 04:05
US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT
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In a series of tweets, Trump said recent trip to Middle East prompted Saudi Arabia and four other countries to break diplomatic relations with Qatar, arguing the small energy -rich emirate is financing Islamic terrorism.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 3:00am
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US President Donald J. Trump, First Lady Melania Trump, King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi  opening the World Center for Countering Extremist Thought in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, 21 May 2017. EPA/SAUDI PRESS AGENCY HANDOUT

El Efecto Trump en Medio Oriente aísla a Qatar

 06/05/2017 - 12:54
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Las potencias más grandes del mundo árabe han ratificado el día de hoy la suspensión de relaciones diplomáticas con Qatar, por el supuesto apoyo que ofrece la nación a grupos islamistas y a Irán, a tan sólo dos semanas de la visita del Presidente Donald Trump.

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Trump lleva al Supremo el bloqueo a su veto migratorio

 06/02/2017 - 08:18
A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART
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La Casa Blanca ha llevado al Tribunal Supremo el bloqueo que pesa sobre el veto migratorio con el que el presidente, Donald Trump, pretendía prohibir la entrada al país a musulmanes de determinados países y refugiados.

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Friday, June 2, 2017 - 5:00am
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Una mujer protesta contra el veto migratorio de Trump frente a la Terminal 4 del John F. Kennedy International Airport en Queens, Nueva York, el pasado 4 de Febrero de 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Trump asks Supreme Court to reinstate travel ban against Muslims

 06/02/2017 - 05:17
A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART
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The White House has asked the US supreme court to allow his ban on travelers from six Muslim-majority countries to be reinstated after it was blocked by lower courts that found it discriminatory.

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A woman dressed as the Statue of Liberty holds a placard 'Liberty and Justice for All' as she stands inside the arrivals section of Terminal 4 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, USA, 04 February 2017. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Putin: "We Are Ready to Talk with Trump"

 06/02/2017 - 02:41
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

This week, Vladmir Putin, President of Russia, gave an interview with a pool of international journalists, in which he said that the policy of sanctions towards Cuba only worked to punish the Cubans, and that Obama was on the right path.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a meeting with heads of international news agencies on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum at the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna, outside St. Petersburg, Russia, 01 June 2017. EPA/ALEXEI DRUZHININ / SPUTNIK / KREMLIN / POOL

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