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Talks in Northern Ireland on political violence end with no resolution

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 31 (UPI) -- Marathon talks in Northern Ireland on issues such as sectarian parades and national flags ended early Tuesday with no agreement, officials said.

U.S.: N. Ireland talks at 'critical juncture'

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Talks to end sectarian violence in Northern Ireland "have reached a critical juncture," the White House said Sunday.

U.S. diplomat tells Northern Ireland: 'Fish or cut bait'

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, Dec. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. diplomat Richard Haass said negotiators need to "fish or cut bait" in talks on sectarian issues in Northern Ireland.

Ireland negotiators fail to reach agreement after overnight talks

STORMONT, Ireland, Dec. 24 (UPI) -- Northern Ireland negotiators who held talks on national flags and parades have failed to reach an agreement, former U.S. diplomat Richard Haass said Tuesday.
U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

U.N. urges Syria neighbors to keep borders open

LONDON, Aug. 27 (UPI) -- U.N. officials urged Syria's neighbors to keep borders open amid "escalation of the Syrian conflict" as the United States planned for a strike against Syria.

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Amid ongoing Belfast violence, Orange Order applies for parade permit

BELFAST, Ireland, July 17 (UPI) -- Belfast's Orange Order applied to stage a parade on Saturday following five days of rioting in Northern Ireland since their parade was banned last Friday.

Belfast police targeted by bombs in fourth night of rioting

BELFAST, Northern Ireland, July 15 (UPI) -- Rioters threw Molotov cocktails, homemade grenades and pipe bombs at police during a fourth night of violence Monday in Belfast, authorities said.

Erdogan dismisses Turkey protesters, Gul is conciliatory

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Haass: Drop Hagel anti-Semitism debate

WASHINGTON, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- U.S. Council on Foreign Relations President Richard Haass said Sunday accusations that Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel is anti-Semitic are irrelevant.
Report: U.S. preps for extended protests

Report: U.S. preps for extended protests

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) -- The Obama administration is preparing for the possibility that protests in dozens of countries will persist beyond "the foreseeable future," officials said.
Ehud Barak: Iran nukes would boost terror

Ehud Barak: Iran nukes would boost terror

DAVOS, Switzerland, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak says a nuclear Iran would lead to increased terrorism and oil shortages.
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Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton chats with Council on Foreign Relations' (CFR) Richard Haass after delivering a speech in Washington on September 8, 2010. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg
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Richard Nathan Haass (born July 28, 1951, Brooklyn) has been president of the Council on Foreign Relations since July 2003, prior to which he was Director of Policy Planning for the United States Department of State and a close advisor to Secretary of State Colin Powell. The Senate approved Haass as a candidate for the position of ambassador and he has been U.S. Coordinator for the Future of Afghanistan. He succeeded George J. Mitchell as the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland to help the peace process in Northern Ireland, for which he received the State Department's Distinguished Service Award. At the end of 2003, Mitchell Reiss succeeded him as special envoy.

From 1989 to 1993, Haass was Special Assistant to United States President George H. W. Bush and National Security Council Senior Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs. In 1991, Haass received the Presidential Citizens Medal for helping to develop and explain U.S. policy during Operation Desert Shield and Operation Desert Storm. Previously, he served in various posts in the Department of State (1981-85) and the Department of Defense (1979-80) and was a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate.

Haass's other postings include Vice President and Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, the Sol M. Linowitz Visiting Professor of International Studies at Hamilton College, a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a Lecturer in Public Policy at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, and a research associate at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. A Rhodes Scholar, Haass obtained a B.A. from Oberlin College in 1973 and went on to earn both a Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from Oxford University.

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