Biden administration attempts to revive Iran nuclear talks, but tensions persist

The Biden administration’s attempts to revive talks with Iran over curbing its nuclear program are complicated by continuing tensions over human rights abuses, the unsolved fate of the longest-held American hostage, Iranian proxy attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq, and…

At Brookings talk, Van Hollen calls for “quiet diplomacy,” strategic partnerships

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, criticized what he called the Trump administration’s isolationist foreign policy and called for greater collaboration with American allies in a discussion on defense and international affairs at the Brookings Institution Thursday. Van Hollen…

Van Hollen and Graham seek sanctions against Turkey for attack on Kurds

WASHINGTON — Maryland Sen. Chris Van Hollen and South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham intend to press next week for the passage of a bipartisan bill that would impose severe sanctions on Turkey for its attack on Kurdish forces in Syria…

White House protest calls on Trump administration to issue report, apply sanctions for the murder of Washington Post journalist

February 8th is the deadline for President Trump’s administration to provide a report on what happened to slain journalist Jamal Khashoggi, and how the U.S. will respond. On Thursday the Committee to Protect Journalists and other organizations gathered in front of the White House to demand that President Trump hold Saudi Arabia accountable for the murder of Khashoggi.

Van Hollen, Rubio seek ballot protections against foreign meddling

WASHINGTON – Sens. Chris Van Hollen of Maryland and Marco Rubio of Florida are teaming up on a bill aimed at bolstering protections for U.S. elections against foreign interference. Van Hollen, a Democrat, and Rubio, a Republican, introduced the “Defending…

Russian occupiers silence Crimean journalist in court

Dangerous Reporting: A series of profiles about foreign journalists imprisoned, in hiding, or silenced by courts for reporting on the most sensitive subjects in their countries By MAEVE DUNIGAN Capital News Service COLLEGE PARK, Maryland – In the early morning…

Maryland Democrats join in pressuring White House on Russia

WASHINGTON – Maryland lawmakers on Wednesday joined Democratic efforts in Congress on several fronts to hold the Trump administration accountable on its policies toward Russia and controversial dealings with that nation’s officials. House Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Mechanicsville, introduced bipartisan…

Maryland Democrats press for Flynn-Russia probe

WASHINGTON – Maryland Democratic lawmakers whose committees have jurisdiction over foreign policy and investigations on Tuesday urged a probe into the resignation of national security adviser Gen. Michael Flynn and the full scope of the Trump administration’s dealings with Russia.…

Dems Divided on Iran Sanctions Bill

Maryland’s two Democratic Senators disagree on a bill that would introduce new economic sanctions on Iran and potentially derail a historic nuclear agreement struck between the Islamic republic and the United States.