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December 12, 2011

Politics and Government
Assessing Saturday Night’s GOP Debate

Republican presidential candidates pose before the Republican presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa on December 10, 2011. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters) Apparently 7…

Republican presidential candidates (L-R) former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Texas Governor Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA), U.S. Representative Ron Paul (R-TX), and U.S. Representative Michele Bachmann (R-MN), pose before the Republican Party presidential candidates debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, December 10, 2011. REUTERS/Jeff Haynes

May 14, 2012

United States
Escalating America’s Third War in Yemen

America’s Third War is escalating quickly in the skies over Yemen. Despite previous rebuffs from the White House, last month the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC) and the CIA—which both run par…

Brennan and Hadi

May 8, 2012

Israel
Israel’s Midnight Surprise

I just returned from Israel and the West Bank where I accompanied the Quartet Representative, former Prime Minister Tony Blair, for meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders. Israelis and Palesti…

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May 21, 2012

Israel
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Deconstructors

This week’s Time magazine cover story features Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and attempts to divine the Israeli leader’s true ambitions. Time asks: Now that he has formed Israel’s strongest coali…

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 7, 2012 (Gali Tibbon/Courtesy Reuters).

April 4, 2013

China
Big Data: An Interview with Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger

Kenneth Cukier and Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, authors of the new book Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think, published last month, answered several questions on big d…

Big Data: A Revolution That Will Transform How We Live, Work, and Think (Courtesy Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin)

May 15, 2012

Israel
Implications of Israel’s New National Unity Government

Israel’s political landscape was just redrawn last week with the surprise agreement between Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Kadima party head Shaul Mofaz to form a new government rather than ho…

Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu and newly appointed vice premier Shaul Mofaz attend the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on May 13, 2012 (Oded Balilty/Courtesy Reuters).

March 22, 2013

Japan
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 22, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Xi and Li begin their first week in office. Though the world has known who China’s chosen leaders are since November…

U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew speaks with China's President Xi Jinping during their meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing March 19, 2013.

March 29, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 29, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. North Korean belligerence: Kim Jong-un and his militaristic regime have ratcheted up tensions on the Korean peninsul…

North Korean leader Kim Jong-un presides over an urgent operation meeting on the Korean People's Army Strategic Rocket Force's performance of duty for firepower strike at the Supreme Command in Pyongyang on March 29, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/KCNA)

April 19, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 19, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. China released a white paper on defense on Tuesday. The 2013 National Defense White Paper blamed Japan and the Unite…

Members of the People's Liberation Army guard of honour stand with red flags during an official welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People, in Beijing on April 15, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/Jason Lee)

April 26, 2013

China
Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of April 26, 2013

Sharone Tobias and Will Piekos look at the top five stories in Asia this week. 1. Earthquake kills scores, injures thousands in China. A massive earthquake in Ya’an, Sichuan, on Saturday left at lea…

A woman sits with her head down next to a damaged house after Saturday's earthquake hit Lushan county, Ya'an, Sichuan province, on April 22, 2013.