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August 25, 2011

You Might Have Missed: Libya Edition

A man holds a weapon and a Kingdom of Libya flag as people gather near the courthouse in Benghazi on August 22, 2011 (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters). --Joby Warrick and Scott Wilson, “U.S. Presses…

You Might Have Missed: Libya Edition

November 11, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Bachmann on Foreign Policy, Perry on Iran, Pundits on Romney

Michele Bachmann, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry on stage at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library. (Mario Anzuoni/courtesy Reuters) Protestors disrupted Michele Bachmann’s major foreign policy speech …

U.S. Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney (C) and Texas Governor Rick Perry stand on stage before the start of the Reagan Centennial GOP presidential primary debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California September 7, 2011. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

February 17, 2012

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: Anthony Shadid

Above the Fold. Anthony Shadid, a New York Times foreign correspondent, died yesterday while covering the ongoing political upheaval in Syria. He wasn’t cut down by the violence of what is becoming a…

Anthony Shadid (right) with other New York Times journalists and Turkey's Ambassador to Libya on March 21, 2011. (Handout/courtesy Reuters)

November 7, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Huntsman on Cain, Paul on "Isolationism"

The Capitol Rotunda. (Joshua Roberts/courtesy Reuters) Only a smattering of foreign policy news from the campaign trail over the weekend: Herman Cain drew some barbs on the Sunday morning news show…

A statue stands in Capitol Rotunda on Capitol Hill in Washington July 31, 2011. U.S. lawmakers were close to a last-gasp $3 trillion deal on Sunday to raise the borrowing limit and assure financial markets that the United States will avoid a potentially catastrophic default. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

April 2, 2012

Egypt
Egypt’s "Engineer": A Look Under the Hood

My research associate, Alexander Brock, and research intern, Jessica Cusano, have written the below profile of newly nominated Egyptian presidential candidate Khairat al-Shater, affiliated with the M…

Egypt's-Engineer-A-Look-Und

March 6, 2012

United States
The Obama Administration and Targeted Killings: "Trust Us"

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to speak with a number of dedicated and thoughtful officials in the executive branch about U.S. targeted killing policies. Due to the highly-classified …

Holder testifies

December 17, 2010

Defense and Security
The World Next Week

The podcast for the The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to talk about the U.N. Security Council’s upcoming debate of its Afghanistan mission; the Obama administration’s Afghan strat…

The World Next Week

April 1, 2012

International Organizations
Don’t Worry Be Happy: The UN Happiness Summit

At first glance, this Monday’s high-level event in the UN General Assembly would appear to confirm the worst suspicions of UN skeptics. Given all the crises engulfing the globe, what geniuses in New …

Women, their teeth red from chewing betel nuts, laugh at a vegetable market in Bhutanese capital Thimpu, October 23, 2006 (Gopal Chitrakar/Courtesy Reuters).

April 27, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: China, Air Power, and Bahrain’s Democracy Deficit

Background Briefing on the U.S. Military Realignment in Japan, April 26, 2012. QUESTION: And then how this [US-Japan security agreement] fits into the emerging strategic view of this building that r…

Woman running Sudan

June 7, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue, U.S. House Recess, and Thomas Lubanga

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming U.S.-India strategic dialogue; the U.S. House breaking for its Flag Day recess; and the International Criminal Court’s (ICC…

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