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“The question of withdrawing all of our forces is not something that we foresee or want to pursue,” he told reporters in Kabul. “So zero is not an option for us.”
Mr. Karzai has delayed signing the agreement, even after tribal leaders endorsed the pact last week. He has demanded new conditions “in addition to an agreement that we have already reached,” Mr. Cunningham said.
Strobe Talbott sees a crack in Vladimir Putin’s armor after the authoritarian Russian president strong-armed Ukraine into rejecting an agreement with the European Union that would have included a free-trade pact among other benefits for the former Soviet republic.
Mr. Talbott, a deputy secretary of state under President Bill Clinton and now president of the Brookings Institution in Washington, blamed Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich, a pro-Moscow politician, for unleashing a violent police raid against peaceful pro-EU demonstrators over the weekend.
He was referring to the massive protests in 2004 that led to a pro-Western government in Ukraine.
Foreign visitors in Washington this week include:
• Former Polish President Lech Walesa, the former Solidarity union leader who helped defeat Soviet communism. He is the guest of honor at a screening of a film based on his life hosted by Polish Ambassador Ryszard Schnepf.
• Kemal Kilicdaroglu, chairman of the Republican People’s Party of Turkey, the main political opposition. He meets with members of Congress, after having dedicated a Washington office Sunday. On Wednesday, he addresses the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
• Two Croatian members of the European Parliament — Tonino Picula, a former foreign minister and member of the Socialists and Democrats Party; and Davor Stier of the European Peoples Party. They address the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
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James Morrison joined the The Washington Times in 1983 as a local reporter covering Alexandria, Va. A year later, he was assigned to open a Times bureau in Canada. From 1987 to 1989, Mr. Morrison was The Washington Times reporter in London, covering Britain, Western Europe and NATO issues. After returning to Washington, he served as an assistant foreign editor ...
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