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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

June 4, 2012

United States
How Many Civilians Are Killed by U.S. Drones?

After last week’s excellent reporting in Newsweek and the New York Times, many pundits and policymakers are newly aware of America’s policy of targeted killings and the existence of “kill lists.” Thi…

Global Hawk v.2

November 9, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: U.S. Elections, Drones, and Cyber Threats

David Axe, “Predator Drones Once Shot Back at Jets… But Sucked At It,” Wired, November 9, 2012. The U.S. military’s drones are defenseless against enemy fighters — as an incident this month over the…


December 18, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Zuma Sweeps ANC Convention, but Fundamental Dilemmas Unresolved

Jacob Zuma was re-elected as the African National Congress (ANC) party president and Cyril Ramaphosa the deputy president. They won by large margins. So, too, did Executive Committee candidates who s…

 South Africa's President Zuma celebrates his re-election as party President alongside newly-elected party Deputy President Ramaphosa and re-elected Chairperson Mbete at the National Conference of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Bloemfontein 18/12/2012.

March 8, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: Threat Inflation, Transparency, and Drone Strikes

James Kitfield, “Outsourcing the Fight Against Terrorism,” National Journal, March 7, 2013. In Iraq and Afghanistan, where U.S. officers honed the tactics they teach here (Baker did several combat t…


April 26, 2013

United States
Sea Power in the Pacific, Drones in Lebanon, and America’s “Dirty Wars”

David C. Gompert, “Sea Power and American Interests in the Western Pacific,” Rand Corportation, to be published June 3, 2013,  pp. 160-162. If we are indeed in for a change in the basic premise of s…


February 7, 2013

The Fed, Credit Bubbles, and Exit

Jeremy Stein’s speech  today–“Overheating in Credit Markets:  Origins, Measurement, and Policy Responses”–provides valuable insight on the issue of credit bubbles that could result as a consequence o…

May 18, 2012

Weekend Reading: All-geria

The Arabist discusses the Algerian exception. Jeremy Keenan says that Algeria’s election was a fraud, ending hopes for democracy in the country. Nabila Ramdani examines Algeria’s position in the Ar…


July 12, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Syria Aid, Drones in Africa, and the Bin Laden Raid

Quinnipiac University, “American Voters Say 2-1 Stay Out Of Syria, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Drop In Foreign Policy Approval Keeps Obama Score Low,” July 11, 2013. Eric Schmit…

You Might Have Missed: Syria Aid, Drones in Africa, and the Bin Laden Raid

May 10, 2013

The Unapologetic Regulator

Jaret Seiberg has an excellent summary of Ben Bernanke’s speech and Q&A today on financial sector regulation and reform.  This follows on Dan Tarullo’s speech Friday that highlighted the need for add…