Category: Robert Loftis

Maduro Claims Growing Support as Venezuelans Protest

February 25th, 2014 in 2014, Bloomberg, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Loftis 0 comments

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Robert Loftis, College of Arts & Sciences

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said the government was gaining support ahead of a “peace conference” he called for tomorrow following two weeks of protests that have killed 14 people…

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“If the U.S. accepts the nomination, it signals a softening of attitudes and opens the way for the U.S. to return its ambassador.”

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POV: Iran Nuclear Accord Is a Good Deal

December 9th, 2013 in 2013, BU Today, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Robert Loftis 0 comments

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By Robert Loftis, College of Arts & Sciences

Strip away all the rhetoric, and the November 23 agreement with the Islamic Republic of Iran over its nuclear program emerges as an exercise in realism…

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Coalition apologizes for killing Afghan child, seeks to shore up prospects of security deal

December 2nd, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Robert Loftis, Washington Post 0 comments

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Robert Loftis
, College of Arts & Sciences

The U.S.-led coalition in Afghanistan apologized Friday for mistakenly killing a 2-year-old boy during an airstrike, the latest crisis to confront American officials hoping to finalize a long-term security agreement between the two countries…

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“If he represents what the majority of Afghans want, it’s going to be hard to maintain those kind of missions. He’s playing a dangerous game here, and he may convince, if not the [Obama] administration, the American public, ‘Hey, why are we doing this?’ ”

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The Last Time an American President Met an Iranian Leader

September 24th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Robert Loftis, Time 0 comments

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Robert Loftis, College of Arts & Sciences

The much-hyped potential encounter between U.S. President Barack Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the UN during this week’s General Assembly would be the first in-person interaction between the two nations’ leaders since 1977…

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“If both sides want it to happen, then it will happen. One of the rules in diplomacy is you really do try to avoid surprises.”

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