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February 22, 2006

Capital Flows
The (strange) politics of globalization

Maybe the US would be better off if China owned Unocal's Asian oil fields Not economically.  Unocal's oil and gas fields are presumably worth a bit more now than they were last summer.  But s…

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Anglo-U.S. Relations Can Overcome WikiLeaks Fallout

The diplomatic fallout triggered by the Wikileaks debacle has been front and center this week. The Times of London asked me to comment on what the leaked cables mean for the special relationship wi…

Anglo-U.S. Relations Can Overcome WikiLeaks Fallout

June 27, 2011

United States
Preventive Force and U.S. Foreign Policy

USS Florida launches a Tomahawk cruise missile during Giant Shadow in the waters off the coast of the Bahamas in this file photograph taken in 2003 and released to Reuters on March 19, 2011. U.S. and…

Preventive Force and U.S. Foreign Policy

April 26, 2011

Defense and Security
The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza on Obama’s Foreign Policy

President Barack Obama steps off Marine One at Los Angeles International Airport on April 22, 2011. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker has written his take on President Obama’…

President Barack Obama steps off Marine One at Los Angeles International Airport on April 22, 2011.

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

July 1, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

Above the Fold. I wrote two weeks ago that nothing would come of congressional efforts to reverse President Obama on Libya. Lo and behold, lawmakers have given speeches, pounded tables, and held vo…

Friday File:Congress Still Not Biting on Libya

June 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Obama Answers Boehner on Libya

President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) President Obama didn’t take long to answer Speaker Boehner’s letter yesterday want…

President Barack Obama walks to board Marine One on the South Lawn at the White House. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

January 27, 2012

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Chinese Drones, Conflict-Related Sexual Violence, and Human Rights

Adam Entous, Julian E. Barnes, and Siobhan Gorman, “More Drones, Fewer Troops,” Wall Street Journal, January 26, 2012. The plan, to be unveiled by Defense Secretary Leon Panetta on Thursday and…

Congolese women

February 3, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: 2012 National Security Threat Assessment, Drone Strikes, and More

2012 THREAT ASSESSMENT Selections from the Hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, "World Wide Threats," January 31, 2012. Senator Fienstein: Closer to home, since our hearing las…

National intelligence hearing