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December 17, 2010

China
Wouldn’t hold my breadth for IPR protection in China

U.S. Commerce Secretary Gary Locke (L) shakes hands with China's Vice Premier Wang Qishan in Hangzhou October 29, 2009. (Eugene Hoshiko/Courtesy Reuters) The two-day meeting of the U.S.-China Jo…

Gary Locke  (L) and Wang Qishan (R)

August 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Sanctions on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama’s call yeste…

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)

May 23, 2011

Cybersecurity
Chinese responses to the International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 16, 2011. (Lawrence Jackson…

Secretary Clinton at Release of Cyber Strategy

August 18, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Movie Review: The Interrupters

An aerial view of downtown Chicago is seen from Air Force One July 6, 2006 (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters). I want to highly recommend a new documentary film, “The Interrupters,” which provides a grip…

Movie Review: The Interrupters

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Arms Sales to Taiwan

Five F-16 jets fly in formation. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The Palestinian statehood bid is not the only issue the Obama administration has been struggling with this week. On Wednesd…

Five U.S. Air Force F-16

August 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
Five Foreign Policy Questions for Tonight’s GOP Presidential Debate

A cornfield in Atalissa, Iowa. (Jessica Rinaldi/courtesy Reuters) Republican presidential candidates are gathering tonight in Ames, Iowa for their third debate. Jon Huntsman, who hadn’t yet joined t…

A cornfield is pictured in Atalissa, Iowa.

October 24, 2011

Defense and Security
Are Republicans Turning Isolationist?

Military personnel hold an American flag during the national anthem at the San Diego Chargers' season opening. (Mike Blake/courtesy Reuters) Sam Tanenhaus argued in yesterday’s New York Times t…

U.S. military personnel hold a huge American flag holding it over the football field during the national anthem prior to the San Diego Chargers season opening NFL football game in San Diego, California September 11, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Blake

October 3, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Awlaki, Iran, Mexico

Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born cleric linked to al-Qaeda's Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) The decision by the Red Sox to pass on the baseball playoffs…

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric linked to al Qaeda’s Yemen-based wing, gives a religious lecture in an unknown location in this still image taken from video released by Intelwire.com on September 30, 2011. Anwar al-Awlaki has been killed, Yemen’s Defence Ministry said on Friday. A Yemeni security official said Awlaki, who is of Yemeni descent, was hit in a Friday morning air raid in the northern al-Jawf province that borders oil giant Saudi Arabia. REUTERS/Intelwire.com

September 22, 2011

Politics and Government
Does It Make Sense to Watch Tonight’s GOP Debate?

http://youtu.be/HR3soNTfouo Click here to view this video on YouTube. They’re back! The Republican presidential candidates gather in Orlando tonight at 9 PM for another debate. This time the sponso…

September 12, 2011

Politics and Government
Another Week, Another GOP Presidential Debate

Republican presidential candidates (L-R): Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, and Jon Huntsman stand on stage before the start of the Reaga…

Republican presidential candidates (L-R): Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, and Jon Huntsman stand on stage before the start of the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate on September 7, 2011. (Mario Anzuoni/courtesy Reuters)