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    • Fear of Flying: GOP Lawmakers Worry about Security Gaps at Cuban Airports

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    In pursuing his historic opening of relations with Cuba, President Obama has frequently pushed legal and political boundaries. Now congressional Republicans are up in arms about another such initiative: an airline travel agreement they say exposes the United States to dangerous security gaps at Cuban airports.

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    • Vice President Pence Is Quietly Becoming a Foreign Policy Power Player

    • By: Josh Rogin
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    He is a voice for traditional hawkishness inside an unconventional administration.

    "Vice President Pence Is Quietly Becoming a Foreign Policy Power Player" is from the March 05, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • General Cartwright Is Paying the Price for Hillary Clinton's Sins

    • By: Josh Rogin
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    The Obama administration Justice Department has investigated three senior officials for mishandling classified information over the past two years but only one faces a felony conviction, possible jail time and a humiliation that will ruin his career: former Joint Chiefs of Staff vice chairman General James E. Cartwright.

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    • Obama's Failed Legacy on Child Soldiers

    • By: Josh Rogin
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    President Obama will leave office having failed to use the tools at his disposal to make significant progress on getting child soldiers off the battlefield. That’s the consensus among human rights groups who point to the fact that for six consecutive years, the Obama administration has subverted U.S. law requiring the president to sanction foreign governments that force children to fight.

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    • Japan's Prime-Minister-In-Waiting Trades Nationalism for Globalism

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    Japan’s new defense minister, Tomomi Inada, is pushing her country to become a stronger, more independent actor on the world stage - and trying to make herself prime minister in the process. But as she gets closer to both goals, she’s finding that Japan’s success is more dependent than ever on deepening cooperation with its neighbors and the United States.

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    • Inside the Coming War Between the United States and the United Nations

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Even before Donald Trump’s inauguration as president, Congress is planning to escalate the clash over the U.N. Security Council’s anti-Israel resolution into a full-on conflict between the United States and the United Nations. If Trump embraces the strategy — and all signals indicate he will — the battle could become the Trump administration’s first confrontation with a major international organization, with consequential but largely unpredictable results.

    "Inside the Coming War Between the United States and the United Nations" is from the December 28, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Will Trump Let Assad Get Away with Using Chemical Weapons in Syria?

    • By: Josh Rogin
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    The Trump administration maintains that it won’t tolerate chemical weapons attacks by Bashar al-Assad’s regime and its partners in Syria, despite reported widespread use of chlorine gas, along with credible reports of the nerve agent sarin. But there’s no real plan to stop these war crimes, and America’s credibility is on the line.

    "Will Trump Let Assad Get Away with Using Chemical Weapons in Syria?" is from the March 18, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • "The Uncomfortable Truth About Getting Back Soldiers’ Remains From North Korea"

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Caroline Miller
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    For the first time in 13 years, the United States may soon send teams into North Korea to search for remains of U.S. soldiers killed during the Korean War.That’s encouraging news for the families of many long-lost loved ones, but we must not mistake that as real progress toward the far more important security goal: denuclearization.

    "The Uncomfortable Truth About Getting Back Soldiers’ RemainsFrom North Korea" is from the August 16, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Caroline Miller.

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    • Ethnic Cleansing Makes a Comeback — in China

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Jenny Hoops
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    If ethnic cleansing takes place in China and nobody is able to hear it, does it make a sound? That’s what millions of Muslims inside the People’s Republic are asking as they watch the Chinese government expand a network of internment camps and systematic human rights abuses designed to stamp out their peoples’ religion and culture.

    "Ethnic Cleansing Makes a Comeback — in China" is from the August 02, 2018 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Jenny Hoops.

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    • State Department Writes Anti-Leak Memo, Which Promptly Leaks

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Jill Melancon
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    The State Department legal office prepared a four-page memo for Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warning of the dangers of leaking by State Department employees. It promptly leaked, to me. That’s only the latest sign that the relationship between the Trump administration political appointees and the State Department professional workforce is still very much a work in progress.

    "State Department Writes Anti-Leak Memo, Which Promptly Leaks" is from the February 24, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Jill Melancon.

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    • The State Department’s Entire Senior Administrative Team Just Resigned

    • By: Josh Rogin
    • Narrated by: Sam Scholl
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    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s job running the State Department just got considerably more difficult. The entire senior level of management officials resigned Wednesday, part of an ongoing mass exodus of senior foreign service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.

    "The State Department’s Entire Senior Administrative Team Just Resigned" is from the January 26, 2017 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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    • Russia Is Harassing U.S. Diplomats All over Europe

    • By: Josh Rogin
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    "Russia Is Harassing U.S. Diplomats All over Europe" is from the June 27, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Josh Rogin and narrated by Sam Scholl.

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