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December 23, 2006

United States
Malpass on the US trade deficit …

Tis the season to be compassionate. And I guess that also applies to those who are allowed to grace the Wall Street Journal’s oped page – The opinions there rarely come as much of a surprise. …

January 15, 2010

China
The Fallout from Google

I am going to stay away from the by now well-trod debate about why Google made its decision to stop censoring the web and possibly retreat from the China market (you can read those here, here, here, …

May 14, 2010

Trade
America, Trade, and Asia

Photo courtesy of the MIT Visualizing Cultures project. Here’s the thing about trade policy:  the United States can’t be a leader in Asia without one. That was true in the 19th century, as fast-sai…

America, Trade, and Asia

May 3, 2010

Cybersecurity
Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Dano Cyber conflict remains an issue in search of a conceptual framework. In his widely noted, and controversial piece in the Washington Post, Michael McConnell, the forme…

Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

March 9, 2010

Japan
Notes From the (Cyber) Road: Japan

I am in Japan and Korea this week, doing some interviews on cybersecurity issues. You can get a pretty good overview of current Japanese policy in this document from the National Information Security…

January 25, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Watching the State of the Union Address

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) President Obama goes before a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. tonight to deliver the S…

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington.

February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

November 19, 2010

United States
The Treaty of Versailles Remembered

Today marks the anniversary of the Senate vote to reject the Treaty of Versailles. I am flagging the vote not because it was one of the pivotal moments in the history American foreign policy, though …

Borah, Lodge, and Smoot

March 10, 2011

United States
America Shouldn’t Hijack Egypt’s Revolution

Hillary Clinton met with Hosni Mubarak in Washington in August 2009 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters) Hi folks, Below is my take on how America should respond to Egypt’s revolution. It appeared on …

America Shouldn’t Hijack Egypt’s Revolution

March 16, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Fight over the Panama Canal Treaties

President Obama begins his Latin America trip on March 19. When he stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador the official business will range from trade to energy to regional security. One issue that w…

President Jimmy Carter at the White House discussing the Panama Canal Treaty during a nationally televised fireside chat. (Courtesy National Library of Congress)