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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

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

Intelligence
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)

July 27, 2012

Turkey
Weekend Reading: The Morsi Meter, What Turkey Wants, and Hanging with Manaf Tlass

Introducing the Morsi Meter Turkey and the  “Syria Cauldron” by Jeremy Salt Bassem Haddad’s 50 Minutes with Manaf Tlass

A man reads a book at Mutanabi Street in Baghdad

May 10, 2013

Europe
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…

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 18, 2012

Algeria
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…

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February 7, 2013

Economics
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…

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…

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