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April 26, 2010

Why I’ve Started a Blog

I got hooked on blogging last winter during the Copenhagen climate negotiations, when I contributed to a group blog at Politico. Pretty soon after that, I decided to make it a permanent thing. I star…

April 28, 2017

Global
Play RTSQA6Y_EC.jpg Keynote: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, m…

February 3, 2017

Religion
Play RTX1UA7D_EC.jpg Countering Religious Extremism: A Conversation with Michael B. Curry

Bishop Michael B. Curry reflects on his recent trip to Ghana and discusses the role religious communities can play in countering radicalization and violent extremism.

April 14, 2011

Defense and Security
The minute-men of the Revolution. (Currier & Ives/courtesy the Library of Congress) The World Next Week: NATO Debates, Patriots’ Day Awaits

The minute-men of the Revolution. (Currier & Ives/courtesy the Library of Congress) The World Next Week podcast is up.  Bob McMahon and I talked about the NATO foreign ministers’ talks on Libya; the…

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

May 28, 2004

China
Kristof: 15 Years Later, Tiananmen Square Remains ’Elephant’ in Chinese Politics

Nicholas D. Kristof and his wife, Sheryl Wudunn, were Beijing-based correspondents for The New York Times when, on June 3-4, 1989, Chinese authorities brutally cracked down on pro-democracy demonstra…

May 14, 2003

Iraq
Arms Expert Says U.S. Estimate of Iraq’s Weapons Arsenal Was ’Incorrect’

David Albright, president of the Institute for Science and International Security and a former weapons inspector at the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), says that &#14…

December 18, 2003

Iraq
Former CIA Profiler: Saddam’s Arrest Can Produce ’Real Shift’ in Supporters’ Attitudes

Dr. Jerrold M. Post, who during a 21-year career at the Central Intelligence Agency provided assessments of foreign leaders for the White House, says the capture of Saddam Hussein can have important…

November 21, 2003

United Kingdom
Hoge: Bush’s Image and Message Likely Enhanced by Trip to Britain

Warren Hoge, the chief London correspondent for The New York Times, says that as a result of his trip to Britain, President Bush “has certainly improved his image” overseas. What remains t…