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December 16, 2010

Politics and Government
Tea Parties

Two hundred and thirty seven years ago today the Sons of Liberty dumped 342 chests of tea into Boston Harbor.  It must have been unseasonably warm in Boston in December 1773. The arctic blast now g…

Tea Parties

December 9, 2010

Climate Change
A View from Kenya on Cancun

I asked Josh Busby, an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, to write a guest post for this blog. Josh is conducting research on climate change…

A View from Kenya on Cancun

April 1, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part IV

The Supreme Court, photographed on January 10, 2010, the day of Elena Kagan’s investiture ceremony. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) In my posts on the constitutionality of Operation Odyssey Dawn I …

Supreme Court, Washington, DC. (Larry Downing/courtesy REUTERS)

April 5, 2011

Climate Change
Kyoto Zombie Still Walking

Here’s what I wrote the morning after the Cancun climate talks ended: “There is one big hole in the Cancun agreement that many observers, in their excitement, appear to have quickly forgotten: its t…

August 5, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Debt Debate—The Sequel

A woman walks past the U.S. Capitol dome, seen through a porthole in nearby brick-work on August 2, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Circle November 23 on your calendar. That’…

Friday File: Debt Debate—The Sequel

August 25, 2011

International Organizations
UN Peacekeeping: Ready for Libya?

Indian U.N. peacekeepers patrol through a camp for people displaced by fighting in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Finbarr O'Reilly/ Courtesy Reuters). With the United Nations Security Council…

UN Peacekeeping: Ready for Libya?

October 6, 2011

Intelligence
Targeted Killings and America’s ’Kill Lists’

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Ho New / Courtesy of Reuters) In June 2010, former Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta w…

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.

January 27, 2012

Elections and Voting
Friday File: Will Foreign Policy Matter Much in Campaign 2012?

Above the Fold. A dinner obligation kept me from watching last night’s GOP presidential debate in Jacksonville, Florida, breaking my streak of eighteen straight debate viewings. From what I can tell …

Protesters take part in a rally for jobs in New York on January 16, 2012. (Eduardo Munoz/courtesy Reuters)

May 18, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Yemen and Drone Wars

Iona Craig, "Toll Climbs in Yemen’s Fight Against al-Qaeda," USA Today, May 18, 2012. Julian E. Barnes, "U.S. Rethinks Secrecy on Drone Program," Wall Street Journal, May 17, 2012. The policy chang…

Yemen protester

December 14, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Predicting Future Wars, Drones, Secrecy

Remarks by Secretary Leon Panetta at Ali Salem Air Base, December 12, 2012. “The war of the future is going to involve cyber war.  That’s a reality.  We will do that; others will do that.” (3PA: Ac…

Reaper for Takeoff