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Report: Iran, World Powers Aim to Draft Nuclear Accord by May

The U.S. and some of its allies will reopen talks about the Iran’s nuclear program this week in order for negotiators to begin drafting a final accord by May, CNN reported Friday. Negotiations will build upon an interim nuclear agreement reached between Iran and the U.N. Security Council’s five permanent …

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Susan Rice: White House Remains Committed to Asia Policy Pivot

The Obama administration has reiterated its intention to re-balance its foreign policy focus toward the Asia-Pacific, Reuters reported Wednesday. Steve Holland writes Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Obama, spoke about the administration’s effort to strengthen ties with allies in Asia during a recent speech at Georgetown University in …

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Afghan Tribal Assembly to Decide on Security Accord with the U.S

An assembly of Afghan tribal elders will convene next week to examine a security pact between the U.S. and Afghanistan concerning post-2014 U.S. troop presence, Agence France-Presse reported Tuesday. The article notes nearly 2,500 Afghan civilian leaders will participate in the Loya Jirga forum beginning Nov. 21 and consider whether …

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Report: US, NATO Confident in Afghan Security Accord

The U.S. and NATO are optimistic that Afghan leaders will approve a deal to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond 2014, Reuters reported Tuesday. Phil Stewart writes Afghanistan’s tribal elders assembly, Loya Jirga, is scheduled to meet next month to discuss the new bilateral security agreement. “Im confident we will …

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Report: Iran Lays Out Nuclear Disclosure Plan at Geneva Meeting

Iran outlined a plan to resolve the dispute over its nuclear program during talks with six world powers Tuesday in Geneva, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Michael Adler writes Iranian negotiators proposed to reduce the country’s buildup of weapons-grade uranium and disclose more information about its reactor project in Arak. Abbas …

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US, China Hold Military Talks in Beijing; James Miller Comments

Top U.S. and Chinese defense officials met Monday in Beijing for annual talks focused on improving military cooperation between the two nations, the American Forces Press Service reported Tuesday. Jim Garamone writes James Miller, defense policy undersecretary, told reporters that his meeting with Wang Guanzhong, deputy chief of general staff …

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