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October 16, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Afghanistan, the Democratic Debate, and Syria

A bit of bipartisanship blossomed this week when Republican presidential candidates voiced support for President Obama’s plan to keep nearly 10,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan through the end of 2016…


May 29, 2015

Weekend Reading: Egypt’s Money Pit, Morocco’s Jewish Community, and Saudi Civil Society

Nizar Manek and Jeremy Hodge chase after $9.4 billion worth of secret accounts and special funds hidden away by top Egyptian officials. Evelyn Crunden examines how one group in Morocco remembers and…


April 24, 2015

South Korea
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strike Policies, North Korea, and Conflict Prevention

Press Briefing by Press Secretary Josh Earnest, White House, April 23, 2015. John Earnest, White House Spokesperson:  I can tell you that Mr. Gadahn was not specifically targeted.  But in a fashion …

Obama at Drone Presser 4 23 15

January 23, 2015

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: ISIS, Defense Contractors, and Yemen

Tim Starks, “Congress on Yemen,” Roll Call, January 22, 2015. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC):  ISIL is a bigger threat to us than anything I can think of right now. (3PA: The Islamic State of Iraq and …

Yemen Stats

December 22, 2014

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Guest Post: Booking a Return Flight

Harry Oppenheimer is a research associate for national security at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has taken on an international flavor as foreign fighte…

Foreign Fighter

November 5, 2014

United States
Twenty-Fifth Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: CFR Symposium

I’ve been blogging this week on great resources on the Cold War to mark Sunday’s twenty-fifth anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Yesterday, CFR brought together several Cold War experts to d…


July 25, 2014

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones in Iraq, U.S.-China, and Hackers

David Cenciotti, “Armed U.S. Predator Drone Appears Over Iraq,” Aviationist, July 25, 2014. Allegedly filmed in the skies over Anbar, south of Mosul, in Iraq, the video below shows what clearly seem…

April 25, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Kissinger, China’s Navy, and Counterinsurgency Wars

“The Secretary’s Analytical Staff Meeting on Non-Proliferation,” U.S. Department of State, August 2, 1974. SECRETARY KISSINGER: I just have a reluctance to have the United States go charging around …

February 14, 2014

You Might Have Missed: Israeli Drones, Benghazi, and the NSA

Jim Garamone, “Special Ops Forces in Transition, Pentagon Official Says,” U.S. Department of Defense, February 12, 2014. Network threats present new challenges and require new ways of planning, the …

Israeli Heron I (old)

November 7, 2013

The Benefits of No-Strings-Attached Cash

What if I suggested that the best way to fight poverty is simply to give money to poor people, no strings attached? You’d probably say I was crazy. Just dropping cash on the world’s poorest might res…