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April 26, 2012

United States
The Pentagon’s Threat Smorgasbord

Last week, while discussing U.S. military planning for the Korean Peninsula, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta warned, “No question we’re within an inch of war almost every day in that part of the wo…

Panetta Buffet

January 20, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Progress in U.S. Household Deleveraging

Debt and Deficits Progress in U.S. Household Deleveraging A report from the McKinsey Global Institute examined the deleveraging progress in the United States, the UK, and  Spain, and offers a comp…

December 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Linda Robinson on the End of the Iraq War

Members of the U.S. Air Force board a plane at al-Asad air base in Iraq before flying to the United States. (Mohammed Ameen/courtesy Reuters) I woke up this morning to an email inbox full of news al…

Members of the U.S. Air Force board a plane before flying to the U.S., at al-Asad air base in Iraq’s western province of Anbar November 1, 2011. U.S. President Barack Obama announced on Oct. 21 that American troops would fully withdraw from Iraq by year-end, as scheduled under a 2008 security pact between the two countries. Picture taken November 1, 2011. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen

December 1, 2011

The World Next Week: Can the EU Rescue Itself?

European national flags outside of the EU Parliament in Brussels. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Sebastian Mallaby kindly sat in for me this week. He and Bob M…

European national flags outside of the EU Parliament in Brussels. (Francois Lenoir/courtesy Reuters)

October 24, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Is the West Helping Kenya on Somalia?

Kenya troops move supplies from a helicopter at the Garrisa airstrip near the Somali-Kenya border October 18, 2011. (Gregory Olando/Courtesy Reuters) The New York Times quotes a Kenyan military spok…

Is the West Helping Kenya on Somalia?

August 18, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: Bollyky on Tobacco and Trade

  Jagdish, a thirty-two-year-old daily wage laborer, smokes a cigarette while working at a timber market in Mumbai on June 7, 2011. (Danish Siddiqui/courtesy Reuters)   President Obama…

Jagdish, a 32-year-old daily wage labourer, smokes a cigarette while working at a a timber market in Mumbai June 7, 2011. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

June 22, 2011

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

Colonel Gian Gentile. Courtesy of the Council on Foreign Relations. This is the first installment of an occasional series for Politics, Power, and Preventive Action (3PA): “Ten Whats With….”  In ea…

Ten Whats With...Col. Gian Gentile

March 4, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential Candidate?

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) Someone had to go first. So Newt Gingrich did. While the other major …

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual CPAC meeting in Washington

December 5, 2006

Americas
Welcoming Latin America's New Left

Over the last eighteen months Presidential elections occurred in twelve Latin American countries. While Hugo Chavez and his anti-American tirades grab most of the headlines, these elections actually …