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Without clearer American leadership and backing, said Awan Riak, a top adviser to South Sudanese President Salva Kiir Mayardit, the cycle of violence that has gripped the country since it achieved independence will only continue.

U.S. has obligation to support struggling South Sudan, top diplomat says

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The struggling government of South Sudan says the U.S. must do more to support the democracy it helped create in the nation four years ago, asserting that the Obama administration and the international community are unfairly blaming the leadership in Juba for dragging its feet on a peace deal with rebels in the country’s civil war.

Syed Tariq Fatemi, special assistant on foreign affairs to Pakistan's prime minister, said his country is in constant contact with Iran about prospects for commercial ties. (Associated Press)

Pakistan banking on Iran trade bonanza after Obama nuclear deal

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: The lifting of economic sanctions on Iran will open “massive trade” opportunities for Pakistan and could effectively transform the energy markets of South Asia by paving the way for a long-awaited gas pipeline across the Iranian-Pakistani border, said a top Pakistani diplomat, expressing his nation’s deep hope that the Obama administration’s nuclear deal with Tehran goes into effect as soon as possible.

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker made clear that he plans to distinguish himself in a crowded field of 15 to 17 candidates by embracing conservative policy prescriptions, regardless of their perceived popularity in the media and polls. (Associated Press)

Scott Walker promises to turn back the clock on taxes to Reagan era

- The Washington Times

NEWSMAKER INTERVIEW: Jumping into a crowded 2016 presidential field, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker vowed Monday to return federal tax rates to their levels under Ronald Reagan, eliminate the sequester cuts restraining Pentagon spending and tackle federal budget deficits by reforming entitlement programs and returning money and power to the states.

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Moroccan Ambassador to the U.S. Mohammed Rachad Bouhlal talks to editors and reporters at The Washington Times on Wednesday. (J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

European woes spark challenges for Moroccans

- The Washington Times

Morocco may have avoided the upheaval of an Arab Spring revolution, but it faces other challenges due to its economic closeness to crisis-riddled Europe and heavy reliance on remittances.

Zoltan Kovacs, Hungary's state secretary for government communication, said his country's government has become a "whipping boy" of the Western media. As a result, "we've found that whatever we do is being criticized." Judicial, media, banking and religious laws pushed through by the Fidsz Party's parliamentary supermajority have raised concern. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Hungarian leaders see hysteria among critics of reforms

- The Washington Times

The United States and the European Union have fallen victim to a "kind of hysteria" in their reactions to the new constitution enacted this year by Hungary's ruling nationalist, a leading spokesman for the Central European nation says.

Marion C. Blakey, president & CEO of Aerospace Industries Association, is interviewed at The Washington Times in Washington, D.C. on Thursday, May 17, 2012. ( J.M. Eddins Jr./The Washington Times)

Defense contractors eye cuts to jobs, plants

- The Washington Times

Defense contractors already are preparing for the layoffs and plant closures that will occur if Congress fails to reach a deal on the federal deficit this year, triggering $600 billion in automatic Pentagon spending cuts.

Enrique Pena Nieto (Keith Dannemiller/Special to The Washington Times)

Charismatic front-runner in Mexican presidential race vows shift on drugs, trade

- The Washington Times

The front-runner in Mexico's presidential race has attracted throngs of supporters among elite and ordinary citizens alike with his calls to boost his country's trade relationships with Canada and the U.S. — a refocusing effort his staffers call "NAFTA 2.0" — and to tamp down the drug violence that has muddied Mexico's reputation.

Newt Gingrich, with wife Callista, speaks at the airport of Lake in the Hills, Ill., Thursday. The former House speaker sounds less hawkish on foreign-policy matters. "Instability rather than aggression is the great threat," he recently said of North Korea. (Associated Press)

Gingrich edges away from hawkish past on campaign trail

- The Washington Times

Once considered a leading voice of the foreign interventionist wing of the Republican Party, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on the presidential campaign trail this year has been edging away from his trademark "Make my day" aggressiveness toward those hostile to the United States.

NFIB leader not impressed by GOP hopefuls

- The Washington Times

He's been sharply critical of President Obama and his economic agenda, but Dan Danner, president of the National Federation of Independent Business, said he has not been overly impressed so far by what the opposition is offering for small businesses.

Rep. John Kline, Minnesota Republican and chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee, says President Obama must be ousted in the next election because of government overreach, such as in higher education. (J.M. Eddins/The Washington Times)

Lawmaker: Obama wooing youth vote with tuition costs

- The Washington Times

President Obama keeps tossing ideas to curb rising college tuition costs against the wall in the hope that a few will stick and re-energize young voters ahead of the November election, the Republican chairman of the House Education and the Workforce Committee contends.

Jimmy Glotfelty, executive vice president of external affairs for Clean Line Energy Partners, tells editors at The Washington Times that wind power could eventually replace natural gas. (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

Tax-credit debate imperils wind power

- The Washington Times

U.S. wind power faces an uncertain future as lawmakers grapple over whether to extend a key tax credit that has for years helped the business compete financially with fossil fuels.

John Engler, president of the Business Roundtable, speaks with editors and reporters of The Washington Times in December. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

Business leader: Regulations stunt growth

- The Washington Times

The U.S. business community is facing "an epidemic" of regulatory overreach from the Obama administration that is creating uncertainty for corporate leaders and holding back the economic recovery, a top business leader warned Tuesday.

Federal Communications Commission Commissioner Robert McDowell answers a question during a meeting with editors and reporters of The Washington Times on Monday, Dec. 19, 2011. (Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times)

FCC official: 'Internet freedom' threatened

- The Washington Times

The United States is unprepared for an international fight that's brewing over whether the Internet will remain free from government regulations or fall increasingly under the control of emerging global powers, Federal Communications Commissioner Robert McDowell warned Monday