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September 2, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Saluting General David Petraeus

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul on July 18, 2011. (Ahmad Masood/courtesy Reuters) Abov…

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul July 18, 2011. U.S. General John Allen took over the ISAF command from General Petraeus. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011

February 25, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
TWE Remembers: John Foster Dulles

Every day thousands of people fly into and out of Washington’s Dulles International Airport. Few of them think about the man for whom the airport is named, John Foster Dulles. He was born on this day…

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March 29, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Secrets, Noise, and Civil Liberties

Jameel Jaffer, “The Drone Secrets We Should See,” Politico, March 29, 2013. The administration owes the public a fuller account of the program. It should begin by releasing the legal memos that supp…

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July 22, 2010

Trade
America is Being Left Behind in Asia ... East Asia Summit Edition

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Na Son-Nguyen/Pool So the U.S. is going to join the East Asia Summit (EAS) … and you can hear the cheers all the way to Hanoi. But why exactly are they cheering? Here are…

America is Being Left Behind in Asia ... East Asia Summit Edition

December 21, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Year: 2013 Edition

Bob McMahon and I typically use our weekly podcast to discuss major foreign policy issues likely to be in the news in the coming week. In honor of the approaching New Year, we decided to change thing…

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October 8, 2013

Regional Organizations
Missing the Boat to Indonesia: Shortchanging a Strategic Partner

An unfortunate casualty of President Obama’s cancelled trip to Asia was the missed opportunity to cement stronger U.S. ties with Indonesia, the emerging giant of Southeast Asia. The bilateral relatio…

Indonesia's President Yudhoyono shakes hands with U.S. Secretary of State Kerry during a bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the APEC Summit in Nusa Dua

December 23, 2011

The World Next Year: 2012 Edition

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong use umbrellas to write "2012" (courtesy Reuters). Bob McMahon and I sat down for our usual weekly podcast session but with a twist. Rather than discussing what’…

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong use umbrellas to write

September 25, 2015

United States
Obama’s War of Choice: Supporting the Saudi-led Air War in Yemen

Six months ago today, the White House announced U.S. support for the Saudi-led military intervention in Yemen via press release: “President Obama has authorized the provision of logistical and intell…

Saudi Strike in Yemen

September 12, 2013

Corporate Governance
The Renewing America Interview: Bill Bradley on Leadership and U.S. Tax Reform

Months of relative calm on the U.S. fiscal front are set to end this month as Congress returns from summer recess, staring down the barrel of a possible government shutdown on October 1 (start of FY …

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