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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

September 21, 2012

International Law
The International Criminal Court: A New Approach to International Relations

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her vision for the ICC, her current caseload, and the court's role on the international stage. This meeting is par…

September 21, 2012

International Law
The International Criminal Court: A New Approach to International Relations

Fatou Bensouda, prosecutor for the International Criminal Court (ICC), discusses her vision for the ICC, her current caseload, and the court's role on the international stage.

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

April 12, 2013

Iraq
The Lessons and Legacy of the Iraq War

SUSAN CHIRA: So thanks for coming. We have this wonderful panel to talk about the lessons and the legacy of the Iraq War. I'm going to briefly introduce our panelists, but you have their full bios. …

April 12, 2013

Iraq
The Lessons and Legacy of the Iraq War

Experts discuss what lessons the military learned during the Iraq war, and how the war in Iraq will influence future policy making.

June 5, 2013

Defense and Security
Hello, Susan Rice: National Security Adviser

When one door closes another one opens. Susan Rice can certainly vouch for that pithy piece of advice. Early last fall the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations looked to be a shoe-in to succeed Hill…

U.S. ambassador to the UN Susan Rice speaks in the Rose Garden after Obama's announcement that Rice will be his next national security adviser (Joshua Roberts/Courtesy Reuters).