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September 18, 2017

United States
Air Force Birthday The United States Air Force Celebrates Its 70th Birthday Today

The United States Air Force (USAF) turns 70 years-old today. On September 18, 1947, Chief Justice Fred Vinson swore in Stuart Symington as the first secretary of the air force, officially founding a …

January 10, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Senator Arthur Vandenberg TWE Remembers: Sen. Arthur Vandenberg’s Conversion to Internationalism

  In a post earlier today, I mentioned that Sen. Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI), a leading isolationist voice on Capitol Hill in the years before World War II, dismissed the Ludlow Amendment as a terrib…

February 13, 2018

Economics
Play Stalin 'The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War' by Benn Steil

Benn Steil discusses his new book, The Marshall Plan: Dawn of the Cold War.

November 30, 2017

Space
Play Who Owns Space Who Owns Space? Commercial Activity Beyond Earth

Panelists discuss the robust and competitive commercial space sector, including the current legal framework governing territorial claims in space and what steps should be taken to ensure that human a…

August 15, 2014

United States
Ballistic Missile Defense Ballistic Missile Defense

U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from North Korea and Iran, but critics say these systems are too costly and largely unproven.

January 28, 2016

International Organizations
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks with her Russian counterpart, Vitaly Churkin, before the UN Security Council votes on a resolution—which Russia goes on to veto—regarding the Ukrainian crisis on March 15, 2014. The Tragic Irony of Syria: The System “Worked”

For nearly five years, the UN Security Council has failed to end Syria’s suffering. The numbers are numbing: The war has claimed 250,000 lives and displaced over 50 percent of Syria’s prewar populati…

March 17, 2009

United States
Missile Defense Technology

U.S. missile defense in the twenty-first century is focused on emerging threats from North Korea and Iran, but critics say these systems are too costly and largely unproven.

September 11, 2014

United States
Senator Levin Calls for International Coalition to Oppose ISIS

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) joins Michael Getler of PBS to discuss the ongoing crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq and the U.S. response.

September 11, 2014

United States
Senator Levin Calls for International Coalition to Oppose ISIS

Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) joins Michael Getler of PBS to discuss the ongoing crises in Ukraine, Syria, and Iraq and the U.S. response.

June 5, 2012

United States
lindsay marshall speech 2012 06-05 TWE Remembers: The Marshall Plan

Most commencement addresses are forgettable. The speaker gives some advice on how to live a productive life, advice that typically means more to the wistful parents in the audience recalling the mist…