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"Aid Agencies Deal With Terrorists To Reach Somalia's Starving"

"For aid donors and humanitarian agencies, it is a Faustian bargain: reach and save tens of thousands of people on the verge of starving to death. The price: come to an 'understanding' with one of the most active affiliates of al Qaeda, and perhaps help it retain control of large swathes of Somalia."

Source: CNN, 07/22/2011

"Why the CIA Is Spying on a Changing Climate"

CIA intelligence analysts have focused more intensely in the past year on a threat to national security they find highly worrisome: geopolitical chaos caused by climate change. Speaking on background, they say the U.S. is frighteningly unprepared. The CIA analysts must stay anonymous, because the public is not supposed to know.

Source: Medill/McClatchy, 01/10/2011

"G.O.P. Opposition Dims Hope for Arms Treaty With Russia"

"President Obama’s hopes of ratifying a new arms control treaty with Russia by the end of the year appeared to come undone on Tuesday as the chief Senate Republican negotiator moved to block a vote on the pact, one of the White House’s top foreign policy goals, in the lame-duck session of Congress."

Source: NYTimes, 11/17/2010

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