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August 25, 2005

Capital Flows
Peter Galbraith and Iraq

I think the folks over at TPM Café are right: David Brooks' latest New York Times column is a real flip-flop.  He has gone from celebrating the United States firm commitment to universal democrat…

July 31, 2006

Financial Markets
Growth slowing, oil rising … not good

If Roubini  hasn’t done enough to convince you that the US is at risk of a slump … check out Calculated Risk.   A big fall in residential investment would put something of a dent in the US economy.An…

January 12, 2011

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: Congress’s Vote to Authorize the Gulf War

  On this day in 1991, Congress voted to authorize President George H.W. Bush to use military force against Iraq to end the Iraqi occupation of Kuwait. The House vote was 250 to 183. The Senat…

George H.W. Bush in Kuwait

February 14, 2011

Egypt
Egyptian Military’s Moment of Truth

Egyptian soldiers chat as they stand on their tank before moving to another location at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 12, 2011 (Dylan Martinez/Courtesy Reuters) Hi everyone, Here is my "firs…

Egyptian soldiers chat as they stand on their tank before moving to another location at Tahrir Square in Cairo on February 12, 2011 (Dylan Martinez/Courtesy Reuters)

December 17, 2010

Roundup

Shi’ite pilgrims pray at Imam Abbas shrine in the holy city of Kerbala in Iraq. Shi’ite Muslims are commemorating Ashura, the most important day in the Shi’ite calendar which remembers the death of…

egypt israel muslim brotherhood syria

February 28, 2011

Political Movements
Fathers and Sons

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he speaks during an interview on state television, in this still image taken from video on February 24, 2011 (Reuters/Courtesy Reuters…

Fathers and Sons

April 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Making Qaddafi Go

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011. (Youssef Boudlal/courtesy Reuters) President Obama has demanded that Li…

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011.

April 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Justice and Accountabilty: Kenya and Uganda

Kenya's Finance Minister Uhuru Kenyatta (L, back row), Cabinet Secretary Francis Muthaura (2nd L, front row), and former police chief Hussein Ali appear (2nd R, front row) at the International Cr…

Justice and Accountabilty: Kenya and Uganda

May 3, 2011

Politics and Government
Bin Laden’s Death Raises Obama’s Approval Ratings

People cheer outside the White House on May 1 , 2011 after learning of the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Yesterday I noted that Osama bin Laden’s death shoul…

People cheer outside the White House on May 1 , 2011 after learning of the death of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

August 2, 2011

United States
Osama Bin Laden: What Did Pakistan Know?

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden and U.S. President Barack Obama (bottom L) in Karachi May 9, 2011 (Athar Hussain/Courtesy Reut…

A newspaper stand displays magazines and posters bearing the pictures of al Qaeda leader bin Laden and U.S. President Obama in Karachi