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March 18, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Obama “Dithers” No More

  Libyan protesters in Tobruk celebrate after the UN Security Council passes a resolution authorizing a "no-fly" zone and military attacks on Muammar Qaddafi's forces. (Suhaib Salem/courtesy Re…

Libyan Protesters celebrate after a U.N. resolution authorising a

March 3, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Should the United States Intervene in Libya?

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House in Washington. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up…

President Barack Obama speaks about Libya as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens in the White House in Washington

July 12, 2011

International Organizations
UNSC Reform: Making Room for Brazil

U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon talks to Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during their meeting at Planalto Palace in Brasilia (Ueslei Marcelino/ Courtesy Reuters). The Internationalist has s…

UNSC Reform: Making Room for Brazil

April 27, 2011

China
Japan Reawakens?

Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan (L), Australia's Prime Minister Julia Gillard (2nd L), Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (C), China's Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd R) and India'…

Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan (L), Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard (2nd L), Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (C), China’s Premier Wen Jiabao (2nd R) and India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh join hands during a photo opportunity as part of the 5th East Asia Summit in Hanoi October 30, 2010.

March 23, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Arab League Meets and Obama Visits Korea

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the Arab League summit in Baghdad; President Obama’s visit to the Denuclearized Military Zone (DMZ) on the Korean Peninsula as part of h…

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April 13, 2012

Defense and Security
Friday File: How Will Obama Respond to the North Korea Missile Test?

Above the Fold. Despite warnings from President Obama that there would be “consequences,” North Korea went ahead and launched a ballistic missile to honor the 100th birthday of the country’s founder,…

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April 17, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: Bay of Pigs Invasion

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961. In the video, I look at the mistakes made before and during the invasio…

July 20, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Invading Syria, Arming Yemen, and Military Dogs

Government Accountability Office, “Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Use in the National Airspace and the Role of the Department of Homeland Security,” July 19, 2012. GAO’s ongoing work has identified seve…

Dogs of war

October 5, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iran, Drones, and U.S. Government Surveillance

Bill Sizemore, “Ex-Defense Chief Says Hit on Iran Would Be Disastrous,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 4, 2012. Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability,…

Yemen Hadi

January 31, 2013

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: The EU Meets on Mali, Egypt Hosts the OIC Summit, and Cubans Vote on a National Assembly

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the upcoming EU meeting to discuss the situation in Mali, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit in Cairo, and elections f…

French soldiers carry their equipment after arriving in Bamako, Mali on a U.S. transport plane (Eric Gaillard/Courtesy Reuters).