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November 24, 2015

Global
Five Things to Watch at Paris Climate Summit

The Paris talks have been built up as a critical moment for confronting climate change, making even the perception of success important for momentum on lowering carbon emissions, writes CFR’s Michael…

July 16, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

Central bankers necessarily spend a great deal of time studying economic and market data that they believe to be forward-looking indicators of the economy’s health.  One such is the so-called “LIB…

More Evidence That LIBOR Is Hazardous to Economic Health

November 3, 2011

International Organizations
Palestine and UNESCO: We’ve Only Just Begun

Palestinian Foreign Minister al-Malki and Palestinian ambassador to UNESCO Sanbar attend a press conference during the 36th session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris (Benoit Tessier/Courtes…

Palestine and UNESCO: We’ve Only Just Begun

November 1, 2011

United States
UNESCO and After: Multiple Wrongs Won’t Secure Rights

General view of the leaders' forum room during the 36th session of UNESCO's General Conference in Paris on October 26, 2011 (Benoit Tessier/Courtesy Reuters). The vote by UNESCO to admit Pal…

UNESCO and After: Multiple Wrongs Won’t Secure Rights

October 27, 2011

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: NATO in Libya, the G20 Meets, “7 Billion Day”

A French jet returns from a mission in Libya to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to discuss NAT…

A French jet returns from a mission in Libya to the aircraft carrier Charles de Gaulle. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)

October 12, 2011

United States
Still Exceptional After All These Years?

The replica of the Statue of Liberty is seen in Paris September 11, 2011. (Benoit Tessier/Courtesy Reuters) Over at Foreign Policy.com, prominent realist Stephen Walt has a thought-provoking article…

Still Exceptional After All These Years?

August 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Sanctions on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama’s call yeste…

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)

March 23, 2011

Syria
Syria in Play?

Syria's President Bashar al-Assad (Benoit Tessier/Courtesy Reuters) It seems from my twitter feed and news reports that Syria might be in play. Amid a complete media blackout, best that anyon…

Syria in Play?

March 12, 2009

France
French Military Strategy and NATO Reintegration

France’s move to rejoin NATO’s integrated military command structure reflects a shift in French strategic thinking about new reliance on allies and diminished projection of unilateral power abroad.