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July 10, 2020

Wars and Conflict
Five POW Movies Worth Watching

Each Friday this summer, we suggest foreign-policy-themed movies worth watching. This week: films about prisoners of war.

Movie posters clockwise from the top left: Unbroken/Amazon; The Bridge on the River Kwai/Golden Globes; The Deer Hunter/IMDB; The Great Escape/ABC; Stalag 17/History Net; Rescue Dawn/IMP Awards.

December 13, 2011

Conflict Prevention
Movie Review: In the Land of Blood and Honey

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh). In August, I wrote a review of the powerful and moving…

Angelina Jolie talks to actors during the filming of her yet directorial debut in Budapest on August 11, 2010 (Courtesy Reuters/Laszlo Balogh).

October 23, 2005

Economics
Another blogging Brad?

I never realized there were so many "Brad's" (leaving aside the famous one from Missouri now linked to Ms. Jolie) til I started doing this ... DeLong.  Plumer.  And now Brad Humphries over at the…

December 7, 2010

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

Yesterday I blogged on an article in Sunday’s New York Times Magazine about John Prendergast’s efforts to enlist celebrities to help bring attention to humanitarian disasters in Africa.  A sharp-ey…

More Celebrities and Foreign Policy

June 17, 2010

Technology and Innovation
Diagnosing the Energy Innovation Gap

Now that George Clooney and Angelina Jolie are CFR members, who might be next? I don’t have any idea, but I hope that, having mentioned them, this blog’s Google ranking will go up. One thing I do kno…

December 13, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

Seven years ago today soldiers in the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division pulled Saddam Hussein from a hole underneath a two-room mud shack on a sheep farm in the town of ad-Dawr, …

TWE Quick Takes: Saddam Hussein, New START and More

December 6, 2010

Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy

The New York Times Sunday Magazine ran a profile yesterday by Daniel Bergner of John Prendergast, the co-founder of the Enough Project, an effort to end genocide and crimes against humanity.  The a…

Sudan, Celebrities, and American Foreign Policy

July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

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