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October 11, 2019

Election 2020
Election 2020 Foreign Policy Roundup: Syrian Kurds, the NBA, and LGBTQ Rights

The big foreign policy news this week was President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops who have been working with Syrian Kurds, effectively greenlighting Turkey’s subsequent invasion of …

People flee Turkish air strikes in Ras al Ain along the northern Syrian border.

September 27, 2019

Elections and Voting
Election 2020 Foreign Policy Roundup: Treason, Debates, and Progressive Foreign Policy

The 2020 campaign continues even as impeachment talk dominates the news this week. Since I spend a lot of time reading what President Donald Trump’s challengers have to say about foreign policy, as w…

President Trump's Republican contenders debate each other in New York on September 24.

February 17, 2013

Egypt
Egyptian Realities

It would be far easier to understand Egypt if the trend lines pointed up or down, rather than presenting an immensely complex picture. But consider two groups of issues: relations with Hamas, and res…

April 26, 2016

International Organizations
The Peace Imperative: Creating Sustainable Peace through Gender Inclusion

Coauthored with Erin Sielaff, intern in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. The United Nations is attempting to restart yet another set …

Democratic Forces of Syria women fighters gesture while riding a pick-up truck near the town of al-Shadadi in the Hasaka countryside of Syria on February 18, 2016.

January 19, 2016

You Might Have Missed: Academic Journals IV

This is the fourth blog post in this series. The previous three were published in February, July, and October 2015, and highlight earlier academic findings.  Cullen S. Hendriz, “A House Divided: Thr…

Rwanda Library

November 16, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

A water tower seen from the highway in Independence, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Herman Cain has been in Iowa defending his halting answer on Libya earlier this week by saying that he w…

Campaign 2012 Roundup: Cain on Libya, Huntsman on Afghanistan

December 15, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Is the GOP Embracing Neoconservatism?

Republican presidential candidates before a GOP debate in November. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters) The New York Times’s Trip Gabriel has a story today assessing the “nascent Gingrich Doctrine, one t…

Republican presidential candidates before a GOP debate in November. (Jeff Haynes/courtesy Reuters)

March 10, 2011

The World Next Week: A No-Fly Zone for Libya?

U.S. Navy FA-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. (KYODO Kyodo/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I talke…

U.S. Navy F-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.