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August 7, 2009

Climate Change
Strengthening the Neighborhood: the Guadalajara Trilateral Summit

Steep economic decline, rising public insecurity, and the resurgence of swine flu threaten North America today. As North America’s leaders head to the Guadalajara summit, it is time to appreciate the…

September 8, 2009

Immigration and Migration
American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives

In May 2009 I participated in a workshop entitled “American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives” sponsored by the Naval War College.

American Foreign Policy: Regional Perspectives

March 8, 2011

Politics and Government
Will Libya Hurt Obama in 2012?

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf on March 4, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Will the administration’s slowness in responding to events in Libya hurt…

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

November 16, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

A water tower seen from the highway in Independence, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Herman Cain has been in Iowa defending his halting answer on Libya earlier this week by saying that he w…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

December 2, 2011

Elections and Voting
2012 Campaign Roundup: No Invitation for Ron Paul

Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) The Republican Jewish Coalition  (RJC) is hosting a forum for the GOP presidential candidates on December 7. Miche…

Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters)

January 30, 2012

China
China’s Game-Changing Water Policies

Water is an issue that preoccupies Chinese officials throughout the country, but nowhere perhaps as much as in Beijing. The already water-scarce capital has been suffering a continuous and precipitou…

A farmer digs a trench to allow water to irrigate his field planted with winter wheat crop near the village of Lidong, located around 217 miles south of Beijing.

February 3, 2012

Politics and Government
Friday File: Is a U.S. Military Strike on Iran Nearing?

Above the Fold. The rhetoric on Iran certainly heated up this week. Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta noted ominously on Sunday “if we have to do it, we will do it” when asked what the United States …

U.S. warships carrying 17,000 personnel enter the Gulf in a show of force off Iran's coast. (U.S. Fifth Fleet handout/courtesy Reuters)

October 5, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iran, Drones, and U.S. Government Surveillance

Bill Sizemore, “Ex-Defense Chief Says Hit on Iran Would Be Disastrous,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 4, 2012. Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability,…

Yemen Hadi

October 17, 2012

Infrastructure
American Decline or Economic Renewal?

On October 15, the Renewing America initiative hosted the BBC's The World Tonight radio program at CFR in Washington for a special event, "American Decline or Economic Renewal?," which was broadcast …

A teacher reads to students at an elementary school in Walla Walla, Washington (Dick_Morgan/Flickr).