Syria: Strategic or tragic?

WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 (UPI) -- There is agreement that more active engagement by the Obama administration from increasing humanitarian assistance to arming the Syrian opposition is needed and needed now.
HARLAN ULLMAN, UPI Outside View Commentator

Ben Bernanke takes post at Brookings Institution

WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (UPI) -- The Brookings Institution in Washington said Monday its newest employee is former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

China's think tanks, despite number, seen lacking in quality

BEIJING, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- China has the world's second-largest number of think tanks after the United States, but experts question their quality.

U.S. refiner backs oil export restrictions

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. refining company Valero said keeping crude oil produced in the United States in the domestic market shields the economy from overseas shocks.

Xinhua: U.S. oil boom most underreported story in 2013

WASHINGTON, Jan. 1 (UPI) -- China's official news agency says the U.S. shale oil boom that will make it the world's top oil producer by next year was the most underreported story of 2013.

U.S. lags behind global average in population growth

WASHINGTON, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- The U.S. population grew by 0.7 percent in 2013, while the global population was up 1.1 percent, the U.S. Census Bureau reported.
Iran FM: Iran could resume uranium enrichment quickly

Iran FM: Iran could resume uranium enrichment quickly

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif warned his country could resume 20 percent uranium enrichment in less than a day if talks fall apart.
Kerry alleged to be dooming Mideast peace talks

Kerry alleged to be dooming Mideast peace talks

JERUSALEM, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, who returns to Israel Thursday, is dooming peace talks by siding with Israel, sources told Palestinian newspaper al-Ayam.

Iran's Zarif warns against further sanctions during Iran nuclear talks

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif says any new sanctions by the United States would undermine the interim nuclear pact reached last month in Geneva.

Documents indicate U.S., British spymasters infiltrated online gaming

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- U.S. and British spies collected real data on millions of players from the online fantasy worlds of "Worlds of Warcraft" and "Second Light," documents revealed.
U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

U.S. experts discuss Afghanistan, Karzai stand

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- U.S. experts, writing separately in The New York Times and the Washington Post on Afghanistan, strongly criticized President Hamid Karzai's current stand.

Bridal shop owner to plead to stealing $5M from medical college group

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- A Maryland woman was scheduled to appear in federal court Monday to plead to charges she embezzled $5.1 million from a non-profit agency, officials say.

Sea change needed in U.S. policy on North Korea

WASHINGTON, Oct. 17 (UPI) -- There is "no diplomatic mechanism in place" to slow North Korea's nuclear weapons ambitions, a U.S. scholar said.

U.S., Turkey to announce global anti-terrorism fund

NEW YORK, Sept. 27 (UPI) -- U.S. officials hope a $200 million fund will be effective in stemming extremism by eroding jihadists' ideological and recruiting appeal in havens for terrorists.

Documents: NSA spied on Martin Luther King, Muhammad Ali

WASHINGTON, Sept. 26 (UPI) -- The National Security Agency monitored overseas communication of U.S. critics of the Vietnam War including Martin Luther King, newly released documents show.
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One of Washington's oldest think tanks, Brookings conducts research and education in the social sciences, primarily in economics, metropolitan policy, governance, foreign policy, and global economy and development. Their stated mission is to "provide innovative and practical recommendations that advance three broad goals: strengthen American democracy; foster the economic and social welfare, security and opportunity of all Americans; and secure a more open, safe, prosperous and cooperative international system."

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