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November 19, 2010

United States
The Treaty of Versailles Remembered

Today marks the anniversary of the Senate vote to reject the Treaty of Versailles. I am flagging the vote not because it was one of the pivotal moments in the history American foreign policy, though …

Borah, Lodge, and Smoot

February 4, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Revolution and Reaction

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. This week’s crackdown on anti-government protesters in Egypt makes clear that President Hosni Mubarak—o…

Riot police clash with protesters in Cairo January 26, 2011.

March 16, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Fight over the Panama Canal Treaties

President Obama begins his Latin America trip on March 19. When he stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador the official business will range from trade to energy to regional security. One issue that w…

President Jimmy Carter at the White House discussing the Panama Canal Treaty during a nationally televised fireside chat. (Courtesy National Library of Congress)

January 14, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Reading the Constitution

U.S. Constitution. (Courtesy the National Archives) I had intended to blog last week about the Republicans setting aside time last Thursday morning to read the U.S. Constitution out loud on the Hou…

U.S. Constitution.

February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

November 23, 2010

Politics and Government
Obama’s Gamble

The White House can count well as anyone else.  Passing the New START Treaty during the lame-duck session means holding all fifty-eight Senate Democrats and picking up nine Republican votes.  But…

Obama’s Gamble

December 15, 2010

Politics and Government
Senator Kyl’s Line in the Sand

Just as the prospects for the New START Treaty started to look good, they no longer do.  Josh Rogin reports that Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) just drew a line in the sand: Kyl said Tuesday he still does…

Senator Kyl’s Line in the Sand

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011

November 11, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
TWE Celebrates Veterans Day

TWE tips its cap to all of America’s veterans for their service to the country. Thank you. History buffs know that Veterans Day began as a way to commemorate the armistice that ended the fighting…

TWE Celebrates Veterans Day

March 9, 2011

Mexico
TWE Remembers: Pancho Villa’s Raid on Columbus, New Mexico

The events in Columbus, New Mexico had a back story. It began five years earlier when Porfirio Díaz was pushed out as president (more accurately, dictator) of Mexico after thirty-five years in power…

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