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Pisco: A liquor hot enough to have ambassadors?

The Peruvian government believes it has a diplomatic solution to a spirited problem.The problem? Not enough Americans are familiar with pisco, a Peruvian liquor that has been riding a popular...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-10-06/pisco-liquor-hot-enough-have-ambass
Neighbors
May peace reign in Syria

...response, President Obama has postponed seeking Congressional authorization for military action while pursuing a diplomatic solution that would lead to the destruction of all Syrian chemical weapons and the dismantling of production facilities...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-09-15/may-peace-reign-syria
Opinion
Alaska delegation reacts to Obama's address on Syria

...asked Congress to postpone a vote on a U.S.-led military strike in Syria while his administration pursues a diplomatic solution.More than 100,000 people have been killed in Syria since a civil war broke out in March 2011. More than 1...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-11/alaska-delegation-reacts-obamas-address
State
Moscow and Washington hold key to Syria's future

...countries support Salafi or Brotherhood groups.Of course, an alternative to all-out Syrian war would be a diplomatic solution that forced President Bashar al-Assad to step down in favor of a transitional government, leading to elections...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-06-12/moscow-and-washington-hold-key-syrias
Opinion
My Turn: Nation's Founding Fathers were thinkers and subversives

...inconvenient responsibilities, for restraint as well as for action. It advocates thoughtful consideration and diplomatic solutions to conflict, in wartime as well as in peacetime. It only means something if we do it when it's hard. To insist...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/070203/opi_myturn1.shtml
Opinion
What do you think?

...preemptive strike against Iraq. Invading Iraq to settle a Bush family score is the height of immorality. Why is a diplomatic solution to the North Korean crisis acceptable to the administration whereas they appear to be totally committed to armed...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011903/opi_wdyt.shtml
Opinion
An arctic Cold War with Russia?

...fears are exaggerated. There are few, if any, signs of military buildups or tensions, as states are pursuing diplomatic solutions to border delimitation issues. But new confidence-building measures could help avert future risks. Russia...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111810/opi_737971928.shtml
Opinion
Libya: An end game enveloped by deception

...the carving up of his country and his own death are likely outcomes; otherwise, there is no reason to achieve a diplomatic solution. And that is where Operation Odyssey Dawn will meet its real test: either as a feckless bluff, unmasked at the...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032311/opi_803953848.shtml
Opinion
Sanctions on Iran may help, but economic pain can't be the sole pressure point

...cracks in Iran's defiant stance: Will increased sanctions compel Tehran to make real concessions and allow for a diplomatic solution to the standoff? This characterization is too simplistic, however, and the record suggests there may be some...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-10/sanctions-iran-may-help-economic-pain
Opinion
Outside column: How to deal with North Korea

...Pyongyang who hope to escalate tensions to justify their acts. The door remains open, as it should be, to a diplomatic solution to denuclearization. It would be foolish, however, not to shape American policy based on the reality that North...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/053109/opi_445612121.shtml

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