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Julian Pecquet


People search among the rubble of a destroyed building at the site of a Saudi-led air strike on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Saada, Yemen, Nov. 4, 2016. (photo by REUTERS/Naif Rahma)

Democrats urged Obama to cease Yemen war role before Trump took over

Monday, Jan. 23, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Twenty-five House Democrats wrote to Barack Obama earlier this month to ask him to stop supporting the Saudi-led coalition.

US strike rekindles debate over Trump plans for Libya

Sunday, Jan. 22, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Barack Obama made a show of battling the Islamic State in conjunction with Tripoli's UN-backed unity government. Will the new president drop the GNA for an anti-Islamist strongman?

Trump's UN nominee reassures advocates of Iran deal, two-state solution

Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley offered a measured counterpoint to Donald Trump's inflamed rhetoric during her confirmation hearing Jan. 18.

Tillerson faces tough questions on Iran, Russia

Thursday, Jan. 12, 2017 | Laura Rozen, Back Channel

Portraying himself as a clear-eyed realist, Rex Tillerson showed keen insight into Russia but faced tough questions from senators, both Republican and Democrat, on whether he would stand up for American values.

Political Islamists brace for Trump era

Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

The president-elect and his advisers take a dim view of the Muslim Brotherhood and its cousins, but could shutting them out end up hurting America the most?

Obama administration allows Americans to train Iranians

Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

New regulations unveiled Dec. 22 allow drug, medical device and agricultural experts to travel to Iran.

Iran hawks lay out their wish list for Trump era

Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016 | Julian Pecquet, Congressional Correspondent

Outright repeal is out, sanctions and military pushback are in.

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