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December 23, 2006

United States
Malpass on the US trade deficit …

Tis the season to be compassionate. And I guess that also applies to those who are allowed to grace the Wall Street Journal’s oped page – The opinions there rarely come as much of a surprise. …

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

Above the Fold. Don’t count the New START Treaty out just yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the treaty could be approved by year’s end. Sen. George Voinovich…

Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

June 24, 2011

United States
Libya: "Justifications" for Intervention

Rebels fighters are reflected on a side mirror at the front line in Ajdabiyah June 22, 2011. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany As anyone who reads this blog probably knows, I have been a critic of the U…

Libya: "Justifications" for Intervention

April 13, 2011

Politics and Government
Obama’s Plan to Reduce Government Red Ink

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at George Washington University on April 13, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) CFR.org has just posted …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University on April 13, 2011.

July 7, 2011

United States
A Primer on Air Power

A F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes The military intervention…

A Primer on Air Power

January 26, 2012

Elections and Voting
Does Obama Have a Solution for Rising College Costs?

I have one child in college (Wahoowa!), another set to start this September, and two more who will join them within the next four years. So my ears perked up during Tuesday night’s State of the Union…

A graduate at Columbia University’s commencement ceremony in 2005. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters)

May 14, 2012

Is the Soaring Cost of College a Problem?

The New York Times ran a fascinating article yesterday on soaring student college debt. To make a long story short—and at 4,500+ words it was a long story—students are taking on a lot more debt to ge…


July 25, 2012

Guest Post: The Trappings of Power: Turkey and the Future Middle East

Aaron Stein is an Istanbul-based PhD Candidate at King’s College London. You can follow him on Twitter @aaronstein1. The Arab uprisings have complicated Turkey’s approach to the Middle East. Both lo…

Egypt's President Mohamed Mursi attends a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Davotoglu at the presidential palace in Cairo

November 27, 2012

United States
U.S. Drones: The Counterinsurgency Air Force for Pakistan, Yemen, and Somalia

This past Sunday, Scott Shane of the New York Times reported that the U.S. presidential election spurred the Obama administration to develop and formalize a set of explicit rules to govern the U.S. t…

Global Hawk Drone

June 25, 2013

Edward Snowden and Presidential Power

This morning on CBS News, Rep. Paul Ryan discussed the Obama administration’s efforts to compel Russia to extradite Edward Snowden, former contract employee for the National Security Agency (NSA), to…

Snowden on news monitor in China