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By Yahel Arnon  .

When looking at the Trump administration through the prism of the stages of starting a new job, we should remember that the new President, as well as most of the people appointed to support him in the execution of his task, are inexperienced in the management of the systems and the people under their responsibility. In other words, if we rush to examine the Trump administration during its first few months in order to assess its future actions – against the background of orders banning the entry of Muslims from some countries defined as threats; ambivalent moves regarding Russia; attacks on the American media; settling accounts with members of the previous administration and attempts to erase the Obama legacy... (Full Story)

by Oded Eran and Owen Alterman,

President Barack Obama and Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney met on stage on Monday night, October 22, 2012, for their foreign policy debate. The headline was clear: continuity and consensus on the fundamentals of US policy. (Full Story)

by Oded Eran, and Rachel Beerman

Americans will choose their next president and Congressional representatives on November 6, 2012, i.e., in just under three months. At this point in the campaign, the economy continues to be the driving issue for voters.  (Full Story)

Protest rallies and marches continue across the United States with calls for legal action in the shooting death of an unarmed African American teenager by a white, Hispanic neighborhood watch volunteer a month ago.  (Full Story)
by Bethsaida Nieves

Madison, Wisconsin - What does it mean to be a Muslim woman in America today? In I Speak for Myself, 40 Muslim American women share their experiences of growing up in America. Their personal narratives of struggles and triumphs remind us that we share much more in the journey of life than we often realise. (Full Story)

U.S. President Barack Obama says the midterm vote on Tuesday confirmed that the American people are deeply frustrated with the struggling U.S. economy. (Full Story)
A resurgent Republican Party is basking in the afterglow of its best midterm electoral showing in 16 years. Republicans scored a huge majority in the U.S. House of Representatives, pared the Democratic majority in the Senate, and captured a slew of governorships across the nation. (Full Story)
The war of words is heating up in Washington ahead of U.S. President George W. Bush's expected unveiling this week of a new strategy for Iraq. Opposition Democrats -- who control Congress -- are warning they will not support an "escalation" of the war. But they have yet to unveil an alternative, making their own strategy for responding to the president unclear. (Full Story)
By Al Pessin 

President Bush and members of the Senate served notice on the Iraq Study Group Thursday that its 79-recommendation report on U.S. Iraq policy is not likely to be adopted in its entirety. But the group's co-chairs re-stated their view that the report offers a comprehensive approach that should be used in full, or as close to that as possible. (Full Story)


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