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National Security Brief: January 17, 2012

– Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, who has regularly made sanctions against Myanmar a legislative issue since 2003, visited the country and met with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi, praising early reform and adding, “There is, however, as everyone knows, much left to be done.” – Syria’s Foreign Ministry “absolutely reject[ed]” any plans to [...]
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News : Huffington Post (5 years ago)

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News : CNN's This Just In (2 years ago)

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News : Field Notes (2 years ago)

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