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May 3, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: France Votes, Putin Returns, North Korea May Test, and Clinton Visits India and Bangladesh

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the second and final round of France’s presidential elections; Vladimir Putin’s return as president of Russia; a possible North Korean n…

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February 20, 2013

Fossil Fuels
The Carbon Price Equivalent of Blocking Keystone XL

In an exchange about the Keystone XL pipeline earlier today, NASA’s Gavin Schmidt made an important point: “Many things can raise the effective carbon price: tax, cap-and-trade, regulatory action (me…

May 1, 2013

Europe
What to Expect From the ECB

I’d like to think that the ECB will surprise us tomorrow with a package that includes both a rate cut and measures to increase the flow of credit to the periphery.  That could produce a meaningful ea…

What to Expect From the ECB

May 31, 2013

You Might Have Missed: Drone Transparency, Cyber Warfare, and Syria

Michael Riley, “How the U.S. Government Hacks the World,” Bloomberg Businessweek, May 23, 2013. The men and women who hack for the NSA belong to a secretive unit known as Tailored Access Operations…

November 22, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Afghanistan, Threat Deflation, and Signature Strikes

“The Uses of Force,” Economist, November 23, 2013. “It’s too easy to use force,” says Admiral Mike Mullen, a former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “It’s almost the first choice.” “Securit…

Pakistan Drone Strike

December 6, 2013

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Snowden, Homeland Security, and Drone Strikes

Karen Parrish, “Hagel Arrives in Bahrain for Speech at Dialogue,” American Forces Press Service, December 5, 2013. Hagel noted during a press conference yesterday that even as it focuses more attent…

Ipsos Reuters Poll

May 4, 2017

United States
Eleven More Classic Vietnam War Protest Songs

Two years ago, I posted my picks for "The Twenty Best Vietnam Protest Songs." I compiled the list as part of a series of posts commemorating the fiftieth anniversary of the first U.S. combat troops a…

Mick Jagger featured in the 1970 documentary, "Gimme Shelter." (Photo : Reuters)

September 19, 2017

Myanmar
Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

As the Myanmar military attacks the Rohingya minority, the country's female leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, has done little to stop the violence. The harsh lesson from it all: women leaders do not always p…

A placard with the picture of Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of crimes against humanity, is seen at a rally near the Myanmar embassy during a protest against the treatment of the Rohingya Muslims minority by the Myanmar government, in Jakarta, Indonesia September 8, 2017.

September 7, 2018

Syrian Civil War
Global Conflict This Week: Idlib Offensive Looms

Developments in conflicts across the world that you might have missed this week.

Man looks our from a shelter in Syria

November 9, 2018

China
Selling U.S. China Policy

Vice President Mike Pence’s October 4 speech on China, which many commentators have referred to as the administration’s defining China moment, was a leaden litany of Chinese vices and a hyped-up asse…

US-China meeting