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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

November 10, 2010

Defense and Security
Birthday Wishes to the United States Marine Corps!

The Corps turns 235 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. The rest, as they say, is history. I a…

Birthday Wishes to the United States Marine Corps!

September 12, 2011

Seven Best Books on 9/11 and the U.S. Response

The "Tribute in Lights" illuminates the sky over lower Manhattan on the tenth anniversary of  9/11. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) I am in the middle of reading In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Po…

The

October 13, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: The Alleged Iranian Assassination Plot

 Manssor Arbabsiar is shown in this courtroom sketch during an appearance in a Manhattan courtroom in New York, New York on October 11, 2011. (Jane Rosenberg/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week po…

Manssor Arbabsiar is shown in this courtroom sketch during an appearance in a Manhattan courtroom in New York, New York on October 11, 2011. Arbabsiar, 56, who is a naturalized U.S. citizen and holds an Iranian passport, was arrested at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on Sept. 29. U.S. authorities broke up a plot by two men linked to the Iranian government to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in the United States, U.S. officials said on Tuesday, escalating tensions between Tehran and Washington. Arbabsiar was ordered detained and assigned a public defender. REUTERS/Jane Rosenberg

March 6, 2012

United States
The Obama Administration and Targeted Killings: "Trust Us"

Over the past few years, I have been fortunate to speak with a number of dedicated and thoughtful officials in the executive branch about U.S. targeted killing policies. Due to the highly-classified …

Holder testifies

April 19, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: General Douglas MacArthur’s Speech to Congress

Americans love generals. We have elected twelve of them president. But for a president, generals can be an enormous pain—and a political threat. James K. Polk worried (rightly) that Winfield Scott wa…

lindsay macarthur speech 2012 04-19

January 3, 2012

United States
Iran’s Nuclear Program: History and Eight Questions

A view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor south of Tehran, Iran on August 21, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Raheb Homavandi). The April 24, 1984, edition of the British defense magazine, Jane’s Defence We…

A view of the Bushehr main nuclear reactor south of Tehran, Iran on August 21, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Raheb Homavandi).

May 14, 2012

North Korea
Information Penetration and North Korean Regime Survival

The conventional wisdom is that there could be nothing more dangerous to North Korea’s current leadership than the penetration of information into North Korea from the outside world.  A new empirical…

Balloons containing leaflets and CDs denouncing Pyongyang are seen_Reuters_Lee Jae Won

June 5, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: The Marshall Plan

Most commencement addresses are forgettable. The speaker gives some advice on how to live a productive life, advice that typically means more to the wistful parents in the audience recalling the mist…

lindsay marshall speech 2012 06-05

October 4, 2012

Politics and Government
The World Next Week: Biden and Ryan Debate, Venezuela Votes, and the Nobel Peace Prize Is Awarded

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the vice presidential debate; presidential elections in Venezuela; and nominations for the Nobel Peace Prize. [audio: http://www.cfr.or…

Centre College in Danville, Kentucky, which hosted a vice presidential debate on October 4, 2000, will host another vice presidential debate on October 11, 2012. (Jeff Christensen/ courtesy Reuters)