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June 30, 2010

Economics
IER Study is Wrong on Kerry-Lieberman

The Institute for Energy Research has published an analytically weak study written by Chamberlain Economics (CE) that distorts the Kerry-Lieberman energy and climate bill and overstates its costs. Ex…

May 13, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Kerry-Lieberman and the International Climate Talks

[IMPORTANT UPDATE BELOW] I’ve got three quick thoughts on what the big Kerry-Lieberman energy and climate bill means for the international negotiations, and they’re not good. (More to come later; I’…

June 15, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Simulating the Effects of Kerry-Lieberman on Energy Security

A couple weeks ago, I wrote about the Chamber of Commerce’s new Energy Security Risk Index. At the end of the post, I asked a question: “It will be interesting… to see how various energy and climate…

Simulating the Effects of Kerry-Lieberman on Energy Security

May 20, 2010

Economics
Kerry-Lieberman is Looking Like a Nuclear Energy Jobs Bill

Trevor Houser and his colleagues at the Peterson Institute have a sharp economic analysis of the Kerry-Lieberman energy and climate bill out this morning. Take a look here. (There’s a lot more in it …

Kerry-Lieberman is Looking Like a Nuclear Energy Jobs Bill

November 23, 2016

Donald Trump
Trump May Inadvertently Force Netanyahu’s Hand

The election of Donald Trump has fueled an intense struggle within Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government over the future disposition of the West Bank that Israel has occupied for nea…

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May 8, 2012

Israel
The Reconstitution of Likud

On August 7, 2005, Israel’s Minister of Finance resigned his post in protest against Prime Minister Sharon’s plan to remove settlements and military bases from Gaza. That man was Benjamin Netanyahu. …

October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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March 6, 2012

Iran
The President Degrades the Debate on Iran

At his news conference today President Obama was asked about the debate over Iran’s nuclear weapons program. The context, of course, is the AIPAC Policy Conference at which he and a number of other A…

September 12, 2017

Middle East and North Africa
Realism and Democracy

A personal story of the development of U.S. human rights policy in the last forty years and an argument, both "realist" and principled, for supporting the expansion of democracy in the Middle East.