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March 5, 2009

China
A global stimulus shortage …

China doesn’t exactly want to make it easy to evaluate the size of its stimulus. Bragging about the small size of your fiscal deficit -- especially in relation to the US deficit -- suggests a rath…

August 1, 2009

North Korea
The Missing Consensus: U.S. Policy Specialist Views on Korea

Stephen Costello is President of ProGlobal, Inc. He previously directed the Program on Korea at the Atlantic Council of the United States and was Director of the Kim Dae-jung Peace Foundation, U.S…

Amb. Susan Rice on North Korean Missile Launch

March 1, 2010

South Korea
The United States and South Korea: Challenges and Remedies for Wartime Operational Control

Bruce E. Bechtol Jr. is Professor of International Relations at Marine Corps Command and Staff College. The views expressed in this paper are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the of…

39th Security Consultative Meeting

September 23, 2010

Iran
The Iranian Nuclear Program: Some Observations from Israel

I spent the first part of this week in Israel talking to people about the Iranian nuclear program. I thought I’d share a few observations. (While I’m writing about travel: I’ll be in Shanghai and Hon…

November 29, 2010

China
Why the Cancun Climate Talks Matter

Why the Cancun Climate Talks Matter The sixteenth annual UN climate negotiations kick off today in Cancun. I’ve got a couple pieces out this morning looking at different aspects of the talks, in …

February 17, 2011

The World Next Week: Egypt Fever Continues to Spread in the Middle East

Government backers hurl rocks at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. (Ammar Awad/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I disc…

Government backers hurl rocks at anti-government protesters during clashes in Sanaa February 17, 2011. Hundreds of Yemen government loyalists wielding batons and daggers chased off a small group of protesters trying to kick off a seventh day of rallies on Thursday to demand their president end his thirty-two year rule. (Ammar Awad/ courtesy Reuters)

August 17, 2010

Summer Reading

I’m traveling for the next couple weeks and so will be posting lightly (at best). In lieu of analysis, here are a few things I’ve been reading that I’d encourage others to look at too: “Evaluation o…

February 4, 2011

United States
The Turkish Model for Egypt? Beware of False Analogies

Turkish air force cadets march during a graduation ceremony at the Air Force war academy in Istanbul. (Osman Orsal/courtesy Reuters) Despite my best efforts and those of others including the estima…

Turkish air force cadets march during a graduation ceremony for 197 cadets at the Air Force war academy in Istanbul

May 13, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Will We Come to Regret the Raid on Abbottabad?

A policeman walks in front of Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound. (Faisal Mahmood/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Actions, even virtuous ones, have consequences. Sometimes those consequenc…

A policeman walks in front of the compound where al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden was killed in Abbottabad.

May 27, 2011

International Organizations
“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

G8 leaders walk together after a lunch meeting during the G8 summit in Deauville (Pool New/ Courtesy Reuters). In a review of the Deauville summit posted here on CFR.org, I argue that the Group of 8…

“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8