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Many farewell speeches, one message: Senate must learn to cooperate

Many farewell speeches, one message: Senate must learn to cooperate Coming off the Senate floor on Tuesday, Sen. Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota met with a young constituent. As the two sat side-by-side in the chandeliered anteroom, Senator Heitkamp slowly turning the pages of her gift, the lawmaker began to tear up. It’s an emotional time in the Senate, as those who won’t be returning say goodbye to colleagues, staff, and constituents – notably through reflective “farewell” speeches on the Senate floor, where senators sometimes have to pause to collect themselves.


Moral authority or national interest? Senate weighs both in Saudi relations

Moral authority or national interest? Senate weighs both in Saudi relations Can the United States exercise its moral authority in foreign policy without giving its vital national interests short shrift? To a degree not seen in decades, senators of both parties have asserted the importance of factoring in America’s long-held values and global role as moral guide as they wrestle with two key questions: How to address the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and how involved the US should be in the Saudi intervention in the Yemen conflict.


An unlikely place for women to help end a tragic war

An unlikely place for women to help end a tragic war The country of Yemen on the Arabian Peninsula has two notable distinctions. It is currently home to the world’s worst humanitarian catastrophe, caused by a war raging since 2015. Yemen’s warring parties agreed to a cease-fire for the port city of Hudaydah, the main entry for aid to feed a country on the brink of mass famine.


In Armenia, a democratic revolution that no one noticed

In Armenia, a democratic revolution that no one noticed Young people drove Armenia’s “Velvet Revolution” – that’s the common narrative. This is the first time we are having free and fair elections,” says Siransush Abovyan. Recommended: Armenia is having a 'color revolution.' So why is Russia so calm?


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