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April 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Gary Johnson, GOP Presidential Candidate

A worker sits on a pile of presidential campaign T-shirts for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson at the Conservative Political Action conference in Washington on February 10, 2011. (Kevin Lamarq…

A worker sits on a pile of presidential campaign T-shirts for former New Mexico Governor Gary Johnson at the Conservative Political Action conference in Washington February 10, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

April 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Should Obama Arm the Libyan Rebels?

A sign displayed during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011. (STR New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Should the United States arm the rebels fighting to oust Muammar Qaddafi? After initial signs…

Man holds a sign during prayers in Benghazi on April 1, 2011.

February 22, 2011

Myanmar
Is Aung San Suu Kyi Going Back to Jail?

Myanmar's pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with youths at the National League for Democracy (NLD) head office in Yangon February 8, 2011. (Soe Zeya Tun/Courtesy Reuters) Speaking wit…

Myanmar’s pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi speaks with youths at the National League for Democracy head office in Yangon

November 1, 2010

United States
Peace Process?

I have it on good authority, which in Washington means that I read it in Laura Rozen’s foreign policy blog at Politico and confirmed it through various conversations with colleagues who had coffee …

Peace Process?

March 17, 2011

The World Next Week on Injured Reserve

U.S. President Obama meets with Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Technical problems derailed today’s recording of The World Next Week. No, that is…

U.S. President Obama meets with Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House.

May 9, 2011

Elections and Voting
Quick Takes: So Who Won the GOP Presidential Debate?

Herman Cain speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation's "Presidential Summit on Spending and Job Creation" in Manchester, New Hampshire on April 29, 2011. (Brian Snyder/courtesy Reuters) …

Herman Cain speaks at the Americans for Prosperity Foundation’s

December 8, 2010

United States
I Still Don’t Get It

Sorry for the light posting recently - I am finishing up my book on Egyptian politics. But I could not resist responding to  today’s headline on the settlements. Like I said a few weeks ago, I don’…

I Still Don’t Get It

June 14, 2011

TWE Remembers: Happy Flag Day!

American flags seen at the Washington Monument. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Happy Flag Day everyone. Two hundred and thirty-four years ago today, the Second Continental Congress adopted the de…

American flags seen at the Washington Monument. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

June 9, 2011

China
America’s Global Future on the Chopping Block

Students from Harvard Kennedy School cheer as they receive their degrees during the 360th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 26, 2011. (Brian Snyder/Courtesy…

Students from Harvard Kennedy School cheer as they receive their degrees during the 360th Commencement Exercises at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts May 26, 2011.

August 24, 2011

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: The British Sack Washington

  August can be a tough month in Washington, D.C. The temperature can run as high at 107 degrees Fahrenheit, and the mugginess can make it feel even hotter. On occasion, a hurricane batters th…

Sack of Washington