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Mideast Madness

Mideast Madness

April 02, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Gazette opinion: Daines was wrong on Iran letter

Gazette opinion: Daines was wrong on Iran letter

Montana Sen. Steve Daines would have you believe that his signature on a controversial letter to the government of Iran was born from a concern about nuclear arms.

March 17, 2015 6:30 am Related (40)
Enzi, Barrasso defend signing Iran letter

Enzi, Barrasso defend signing Iran letter

Wyoming’s Sens. Mike Enzi and John Barrasso were among 47 Republican senators who signed a letter to Iran’s leaders about the Obama administration’s negotiations over its nuclear program.

March 16, 2015 7:00 am Photos

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Open Letter to Iran

Open Letter to Iran

March 12, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Daines explains why he signed open letter to Iranian leaders

Daines explains why he signed open letter to Iranian leaders

HELENA — U.S. Sen. Steve Daines said Wednesday he signed Senate Republicans’ “open letter” to Iranian leaders this week to ensure that any nuclear agreement reached by President Barack Obama has the approval of Congress and prevents Iran from having a nuclear weapon.

March 11, 2015 5:55 pm(39)

David Ignatius: On Iran, wait and see

MUNICH — Sitting next to Iran's foreign minister on Sunday as he said that another extension of the nuclear talks isn't "in the interests of anybody," it seemed clear that this particular can isn't going to get kicked down the road much farther.

February 13, 2015 12:00 am(0)
Downtown Billings gains rug shop, second Montague jewelry store

Downtown Billings gains rug shop, second Montague jewelry store

Downtown Billings is welcoming one new face and one new expansion from an old, familiar name.

November 07, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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David Ignatius: In troubled world, some optimism on Iran, Afghanistan

WASHINGTON — The world has been so chaotic lately that it was easy to overlook two U.S. diplomatic maneuvers — involving the turbulent nations of Afghanistan and Iran — that avoided what could have been dangerous ruptures.

July 29, 2014 12:00 am(0)

E.J. Dionne Jr.: Cheneys' chutzpah in recasting Iraq war story

WASHINGTON — The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

June 20, 2014 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: History argues for crisis conference in shattering Middle East

WASHINGTON — Let’s look at the reality on the ground in the Middle East: Iraq and Syria are effectively partitioned along sectarian lines; Lebanon and Yemen are close to fracturing; Turkey, Egypt and Saudi Arabia survive intact, but as increasingly authoritarian states.

June 19, 2014 12:00 am(0)

Guest opinion: Congress, give diplomacy with Iran a chance

How do we stop Iran? Considering the threat that a nuclear-armed Iran would pose to Israel and the Middle East at-large, it’s a critical question to ask ourselves.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Iran wants a deal and its nukes, too

TEHRAN — Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif said that despite hitting a “snag” in nuclear negotiations last week, Iran is committed “100 percent” to reaching a comprehensive final agreement. But he voiced tough positions on key issues and said “it’s going to be a bumpy road,” with…

December 18, 2013 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Obama's relentlessly pragmatic diplomacy

ABU DHABI — This has been a year when America re-embraced diplomacy after a frustrating decade of war, displaying a relentlessly pragmatic approach that recalls the days of such deal-making former secretaries of state as Henry Kissinger and James A. Baker III.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: America must make new global connections

The crackup ahead lies in the mismatch between the challenges facing America and the public’s willingness to support an activist foreign policy to deal with them. Simply put: There is a splintering of the traditional consensus for global engagement at the very time that some big new problems…

December 10, 2013 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Next steps in Iranian nuke deal will be harder than first

WASHINGTON — Now that the Obama administration has won its breakthrough first-step nuclear deal with Iran, officials are planning strategy for the decisive second round that over the next six months will seek a broader and tougher comprehensive agreement.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am(0)
Tester in Israel meets with prime minister as Iran nuclear deal is announced

Tester in Israel meets with prime minister as Iran nuclear deal is announced

HELENA — On the day the Obama administration revealed an interim nuclear agreement with Iran, U.S. Sen. Jon Tester was in Israel, meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu – and Tester says Netanyahu was not happy.

November 26, 2013 11:58 am(0)
Enzi, Cheney stake positions on Iran

Enzi, Cheney stake positions on Iran

CASPER, Wyo. — With the fracas over Iran’s nuclear ambitions back in the spotlight, Liz Cheney and Sen. Mike Enzi laid out their positions on that country’s nuclear policy on Thursday.

November 14, 2013 7:42 am Photos

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David Ignatius: Obama's diplomatic opportunity in Persian Gulf

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is approaching one of those moments when a big turn in foreign policy is possible. People can debate whether it's the equivalent of the opening to China or the end of the Cold War, but there's no doubt that this is a time of opportunity — and that, as the …

October 07, 2013 12:00 am(0)

David Ignatius: Obama's 2nd-term foreign policy test

WASHINGTON -- On foreign policy, President Obama effectively posted a sign on the White House lawn last summer that said: Come back after Election Day. 

November 11, 2012 12:05 am(1)
Gen. James Mattis: Insider attacks part of war

Gen. James Mattis: Insider attacks part of war

LARAMIE, Wyo. — Attacks on international forces by Afghan soldiers and police are disheartening but will not diminish the United States' commitment in Afghanistan, said Gen. James Mattis, the top U.S. commander in the Middle East.

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