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April 23, 2015

United States
Warren Weinstein, R.I.P.

Today President Obama announced that the American hostage Warren Weinstein had been killed by an American drone strike last January, presumably in Pakistan. Here is part of the White House statement…

June 10, 2015

Trade
A container ship sails underneath the Bridge of the Americas in the Panama Canal in Panama City August 14, 2014 (Rafael Ibarra/Reuters). How Warren Would Expand Trade With Asia

Over the past half century changes in trade infrastructure, such as the growth of container shipping and increases in the size of ports and canals, have had a huge effect on expanding international t…

April 16, 2018

United Kingdom
Northern Ireland The Northern Ireland Peace Process

The Good Friday Agreement has dampened sectarian tensions and brought stability to Northern Ireland since 1998, but Brexit negotiations and local political paralysis are throwing the region’s hard-wo…

February 26, 2018

Trade
Jonathan Ernst/Reuters The Real Game Trump Is Playing on NAFTA

He isn’t negotiating. He’s stalling for time.

September 19, 2014

Politics and Government
Scotland-Votes-No Better Together It Is: The Scots Choose Union Over Independence

The United Kingdom has survived its near-death experience. Scots voted 55 percent to 45 percent yesterday in a record turnout to remain within the union. The sighs of relief this morning in London ar…

September 16, 2014

International Organizations
UK Ambassador to the UN Mark Lyall Grant speaks with his U.S. counterpart, Ambassador Samantha Power, during a UN Security Council meeting on the crisis in Ukraine in March 2014. Scot-Free? The UK’s Security Council Seat is Safe, No Matter What

As Scotland approaches its independence referendum on Thursday, desperate unionists are groping to bolster the “No thanks” cause. There is no shortage of compelling reasons to stick together. But one…

March 4, 2002

United States
The ’Axis of Evil’: Warren Bass

On January 29 in his first State of the Union address, President Bush described Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” that needed to be targeted by the United States, drawing criticism from…

May 15, 2017

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
NATO_6.jpg The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)

Russian aggression in Ukraine has breathed new life into the Cold War-era security alliance, prompting allies to reinforce defenses in Eastern Europe and expand cooperation with nonmembers.

March 2, 2017

United Kingdom
RTX2HJY4_617 The Scottish Play: Will Brexit Spell the End of a United Kingdom?

The decision by British voters last June to leave the European Union (EU) has thrown that bloc into turmoil. But its implications for Great Britain could be even more profound, portending the dissolu…

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…