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February 15, 2013

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Monday is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. Enjoy the three-day w…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

February 17, 2014

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

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February 16, 2015

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enoug…

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

October 9, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: TPP and Syria

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) deal and Russian airstrikes in Syria dominated the foreign policy news from the campaign trail this week. This won’t be the last time you will hear from the candid…

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October 16, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Afghanistan, the Democratic Debate, and Syria

A bit of bipartisanship blossomed this week when Republican presidential candidates voiced support for President Obama’s plan to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2016…

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October 23, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: 9/11, Afghanistan, and Benghazi

Campaign 2016 didn’t generate a lot of foreign policy news this week. To the extent it did, the candidates were rehashing the past rather than laying out what they would do in the future. Most of the…

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November 6, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: U.S. Forces on the Ground in Syria

President Obama’s announcement last Friday that he is sending about fifty special operations forces to Syria to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State sparked some foreign policy talk on the campaig…

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October 30, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Taking the Back Seat

Foreign policy continues to take a back seat on the campaign trail. Republican candidates debated on Wednesday night, but they said little about turmoil in the Middle East, the rise of China, or the …

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October 6, 2015

Live Today: What to Do About Cyberattacks?

Tune in today at 12:45 p.m. for a CFR event entitled "What to Do About Cyberattacks?" Styled as a mock National Security Council meeting, I’ll be on stage with Michael Hayden, former director of the …

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