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November 5, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Cap-and-Trade Didn’t Kill the Dems

There’s been a lot of back and forth about whether cap-and-trade hurt the Democrats this past Tuesday. It’s mostly spin, with people focusing on whatever results they think bolster their case. But th…

November 16, 2010

Politics and Government
Election Re-Cap

Two weeks after the midterm elections that shook up Washington, here are five things we know: 1. The Democrats took a beating.  When your party loses more House seats than in any election sinc…

Boehner

June 28, 2011

International Law
Qaddafi’s Arrest Warrant: The False Peace-Justice Tradeoff

ICC chief prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo arrives at a news conference to comment on the arrest warrant issued for Libyan leader Qaddafi in The Hague (Jerry Lampen/ Courtesy Reuters). Monday’s decision…

Qaddafi’s Arrest Warrant: The False Peace-Justice Tradeoff

June 22, 2011

Oceans and Seas
Sea Change: Our Dying Oceans

A view over the mountains of Moskenesoya, Lofoten islands, Norway (Cody Duncan). --Svolvaer, Norway The Internationalist is spending this week in the gorgeous Lofoten Islands of Norway, just below …

Sea Change: Our Dying Oceans

May 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Should Qaddafi Be Arrested?

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public Square on the significance of the request that the International Crimina…

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters)

May 4, 2011

Thailand
Human Rights Watch: Thailand’s Crackdown

A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government 'red shirt' supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010. (Jerry Lampen/Courtesy Reuters) I…

A man is dragged after being shot at Rama IV Street during clashes between army soldiers and anti-government ’red shirt’ supporters in Bangkok May 15, 2010.

October 21, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S. Troops to Leave Iraq

U.S. Major General Jerry Cannon (R) dedicates a giant key to Iraq's Justice Minister Dara Noor-Eldeen as a symbolic gesture during a ceremony marking the transfer of Camp Cropper, the last U.S. …

U.S. Major General Jerry Cannon (R) dedicates a giant key to Iraq’s Justice Minister Dara Noor-Eldeen as a symbolic gesture during a ceremony marking the transfer of Camp Cropper, the last U.S. detention centre in Iraq, to the Iraqi government in Baghdad July 15, 2010. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

January 20, 2012

Politics and Government
Friday File: Is It Time to Intervene in Syria?

Above the Fold. Anyone who watched last night’s GOP presidential debate from Charleston, South Carolina could be forgiven for concluding that the United States has no pressing problems overseas. Not …

Lebanese and Syrian protesters in northern Lebanon carry banners and burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they march in solidarity with Syria's anti-government protesters on January 20, 2012. (Omar Ibrahim/courtesy Reuters)

April 12, 2012

United States
U.S. Foreign Policy and Inflated Threats

On February 15, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee: “I can’t impress upon you that in my personal military judgment, formed over th…

Martin Dempsey

March 24, 2015

Politics and Government
Campaign 2016: Senator Ted Cruz, GOP Presidential Candidate

Someone had to be first. When it comes to the 2016 presidential campaign, that person is Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX). Yesterday, he formally announced that he is running for president. Cruz’s rise to nat…

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