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Former Secretary of State Albright says U.S. must once again be a force for good in the world

World leaders were gathering at the United Nations this week, including Barack Obama, to speak to an assemblage of world leaders and ambassadors during the meeting of the United Nations General Assembly. If Obama's remarks are to have effect, former Secretary of State Madeline Albright said the U.S. will have to again be seen as a force for good.

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Obama and Netanyahu discuss Iran’s nuclear program

On Monday, President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel meet in Washington for talks surrounding rising tensions with Iran. Speaking at the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee’s policy conference on Sunday, Obama stressed his support for Israel. The two leaders are set to discuss Iran’s nuclear capacity, sanctions, and regional security concerns.

Author argues Israeli militarism is as much to blame for failed peace efforts as anything

There's been an effort to strike a peace agreement between Israel and its neighbors for decades. For one reason or another, it never seems to quite work. One author, who spent years in Jerusalem as a foreign correspondent, says the reason for the failure has as much to do with Israel's military orientation.