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December 12, 2018

Elections and Voting
Ten Elections to Watch in 2019

Millions of people around the world voted in 2018. Russian President Vladimir Putin earned his fourth term in office, though the contest was far from free and fair. Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Or…

elections 2019

June 21, 2018

Donald Trump
On Trade, Should Allies Treat the United States as a Rogue Nation?

The idea of targeting President Trump's personal assets may be tempting, but it is the wrong approach.

US President Trump

March 1, 2018

Donald Trump, Steel Tariffs, and the Costs of Chaos

Donald Trump's decision to impose tariffs on steel and aluminum is the most significant set of U.S. import restrictions in nearly half a century. It will have huge consequences for the global trading…

A worker checks steel wires at a warehouse in Dalian, Liaoning province, China.

May 30, 2017

U.S. Foreign Policy
Manuel Noriega, 1934-2017

Manuel Noriega died over the weekend, and therein lie many tales. The ancient Latin bromide de mortuis nihil nisi bonum must be stretched to discuss Noriega, who until his capture and jailing by t…

July 10, 2012

Human Rights
Thinking About the International Criminal Court

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague delivered a sentence of 14 years yesterday against a Congolese warlord, Thomas Lubanga. This is not much cause for celebration, for it is the first…

September 9, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
The EU’s Migration Crisis: When Solidarity and Sovereignty Collide

The wave of migrants surging into the European Union (EU) poses a historic challenge for European integration. Today in Strasbourg, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker of Luxembourg pro…

Migrants arrive at main railway station in Dortmund

June 29, 2016

European Union

A few thoughts, focusing on narrow issues of macroeconomic management rather than the bigger political issues. The United Kingdom has been running a sizeable current account deficit for some time …

December 29, 2014

Ten World Figures Who Died in 2014

Last week, I wrote about ten Americans who died in 2014 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. Below are ten world figures who died in 2014. Each made a mark on history. Some we…


December 10, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

Above the fold. The White House is wrapping up its year-end Afghanistan strategy review.  Its conclusion, perhaps not surprisingly, looks to be that the surge strategy President Obama announced a …

Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review