A member of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) in the Golan Heights stands near Red Cross trucks loaded with apples at the Kuneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria (REUTERS/Nir Elias).
On World Humanitarian Day, Elizabeth Ferris highlights this as a time to remember and honor humanitarian workers everywhere, risking their lives to assist the people and places devastated by war and disaster. However, she also emphasizes World Humanitarian Day as an opportunity to look inward and acknowledge the collective failure of the international community that is unable to prevent the conflicts that make humanitarian work necessary. Read More ›
July 29, 2013, Washington, D.C. – Martin Indyk, vice president and director of Foreign Policy at Brookings, has been named the U.S. Special Envoy for Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations, Secretary of State John Kerry announced today. Indyk will assume his new post effective immediately, taking a leave of absence from Brookings. Ted Piccone, currently deputy director of the Foreign Policy Program, will serve as acting vice president and director in the interim.
"Mostly we’re talking about regulation. For example, safety standards, emission testing: all these things the [U.S.] producers need to comply with in order to bring their products to the [Japanese] market."
Through the Afghanistan, Iraq and Pakistan indexes, Foreign Policy at Brookings assembles and examines the best possible indicators and tracks them over time, to offer an objective set of criteria for benchmarking performance.
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