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February 8, 2011

Egypt
"Why He Must Go Now"

Opposition supporters wave flags and shout slogans during a huge rally in the opposition stronghold at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 8, 2011 (Yannis Behrakis/Courtesy Reuters) Hi everyone, A…

"Why He Must Go Now"

January 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Tunisia - The Weekend After

A protester chants slogans as she holds a placard during a demonstration in downtown Tunis January 18, 2011. Tunisia’s new coalition government hit trouble on Tuesday, with three ministers quitting a…

Tunisia - The Weekend After

April 8, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Who Will Succeed Bob Gates as Secretary of Defense?

U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates and Admiral Mike Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma's speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011. (Larry…

U.S. Secretary of Defense Gates and Admiral Mullen enter the auditorium before Oabma’s speech about the conflict in Libya at the National Defense University on March 28, 2011.

February 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
Uganda Heads to the Polls

As Ugandans head to the polls on Friday, we can expect two outcomes. First, President Yoweri Museveni will likely defeat his challenger, Kizza Besigye, and extend his 25 year rule. Afrobarometer’s re…

February 22, 2011

Elections and Voting
Museveni "Wins" Uganda’s Elections

Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni addresses a campaign rally at the Makerere university Freedom Square in the capital Kampala, February 14, 2011. (James Akena/Courtesy Reuters) To nobody’s surp…

Museveni "Wins" Uganda’s Elections

March 3, 2011

United States
The Blame Game

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters) The blame game.  It’s an old inside the Beltway tradition that too often spills into the 24 hour news …

The lobby of the CIA Headquarters Building in McLean, Virginia (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters)

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

February 28, 2011

Political Movements
Fathers and Sons

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he speaks during an interview on state television, in this still image taken from video on February 24, 2011 (Reuters/Courtesy Reuters…

Fathers and Sons

May 16, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: A Looming Breakdown in U.S.-Pakistan Relations?

Protesters condemn the killing of Osama bin Laden in Mutlan, Pakistan on May 8, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters) My colleague, Dan Markey, has been in Islamabad for the past week doing book research. Here’s…

Protesters condemn the killing of Osama bin Laden in Mutlan, Pakistan on May 8, 2011.

May 16, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: Is Cutting Off U.S. Aid to Pakistan a Good Idea?

Pakistani workers unload relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Mian Khursheed/courtesy Reuters) When I introduced the guest post that Dan Markey kindly wrote this morn…

Pakistani workers unloads relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).