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June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

Above the Fold. Don’t count the New START Treaty out just yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the treaty could be approved by year’s end. Sen. George Voinovich…

Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

July 27, 2011

Ten Whats With...Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett. Courtesy of Laurie Garrett. Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been aw…

LaurieGarrett

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

August 10, 2011

Ten Whats With…Kevin Benson

Kevin Benson (Courtesy Univ. of Kansas, Creative Commons License). Quick Bio (2-3 sentences): I was raised in Wisconsin and left after high school to go to West Point, 1973-1977.  I served on active…

Kevin-Benson

June 20, 2011

’HeroRATs’ Corner Landmines and Tuberculosis in Africa

Belgian Frank Weetjens holds a Gambian giant pouch rat (Cricetomys Gambianus) at a suspected anti-personnel minefield near the town of Vilancoulos, 450 km north east of the capital of Mozambique. (H…

’HeroRATs’ Corner Landmines and Tuberculosis in Africa

April 13, 2011

Politics and Government
Obama’s Plan to Reduce Government Red Ink

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at George Washington University on April 13, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) CFR.org has just posted …

President Barack Obama delivers a speech on the U.S. fiscal and budgetary deficit policy at the George Washington University on April 13, 2011.

May 17, 2011

Technology and Innovation
Open, Interoperable, Secure, and Reliable

Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildi…

Howard Schmidt Releases International Strategy for Cyberspace

December 28, 2011

Politics and Government
Ten Who Will Be Missed

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Year’s end is time for taking stock, to count up successes and as…

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals, featuring this year’s ’Let There Be Friendship’ design, on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square in New York December 27, 2011. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the annual ball drop at midnight marking the beginning of 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

January 9, 2012

Defense and Security
Iran’s Nuclear Program: What Intelligence Would Suffice?

In August 2006, I wrote a piece for the Washington Post, “Share the Evidence on Iran,” which called on the George W. Bush administration to declassify the main findings of a National Intelligence Est…

Fordo nuclear site