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June 7, 2010

Fossil Fuels
Obama Needs More Oilmen

President Obama caught some flak last week for appointing former EPA Administration William Reilly to cochair his oil spill commission. Rachel Maddow’s blog has highlighted the fact that Reilly sits …

April 10, 2010

Climate Change
Krugman on Climate: The Good

Paul Krugman’s essay in tomorrow’s New York Times Magazine is generating a lot of buzz. I like it more than most of what’s written on climate and economics these days, but I’ve still got a few rese…

August 25, 2010

North Korea
The Cheonan Incident and its Impact on Regional Security

I spent last week at several meetings in Tokyo, Seoul, and Jeju that revolved around the Cheonan incident and its implications for regional security. Some Asia Unbound readers may have the impressi…

The Cheonan Incident and its Impact on Regional Security

May 17, 2010

China
Will China Follow Lomborg’s Advice on Carbon Taxes?

Barbara Finamore at NRDC has a nice rundown of internal Chinese discussions about imposing a carbon tax beginning in 2012. A Chinese carbon tax would be a positive development. But it’s important for…

November 12, 2010

China
Obama in Seoul: Underscoring the Sino-U.S. Gap on North Korea

Although the main stories of the Obama visit to Korea revolved around the gap between the United States and China on global rebalancing issues at the G-20 and the failure of Presidents Obama and Le…

Obama in Seoul: Underscoring the Sino-U.S. Gap on North Korea

November 12, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Obama in Asia

Above the Fold: The big news of the week has been President Obama’s Asia trip.  The coverage at home has generally been positive.  Walter Russell Mead reviews the India leg of the trip and applauds…

Friday File: Obama in Asia

January 21, 2011

Friday File: Obama 2.0

President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington. (Poll New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama has reached the halfway po…

U.S. President Barack Obama and his wife Michelle examine the bible used for his swearing-in ceremony in Washington

March 6, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Is Sarah Palin Running for President?

Sarah Palin addresses Glenn Beck's Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall in Washington. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Sarah Palin sat down with Fox News’s Bill O’Reilly on Friday night…

Sarah Palin addresses Glenn Beck’s Restoring Honor rally on the National Mall in Washington

May 10, 2011

Defense and Security
What Are Obama’s Options on Afghanistan?

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public…

A U.S. Marine from Bravo Company of 1st Battalion, 6th Marines, gestures during a gun battle in Helmand province. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters)

April 19, 2011

TWE Mailbag: The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere--An Update

A woman mails envelopes at the James A Farley Post U.S. office in New York on April 15, 2010. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Yesterday’s post on "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere" attracted a couple…

A woman mails envelopes at the James A Farley Post U.S. office in New York on April 15, 2010. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters)