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November 20, 2008

Americas
Latin America and the Financial Crisis

Here is a piece I authored with my colleagues at the Council on Foreign Relations on the effects of the world financial crisis in Latin America. It originally appeared here. Latin America: Not So …

Latin America and the Financial Crisis

August 18, 2009

Immigration and Migration
What to Read on Mexican Politics

What are the 6 books you find most useful in thinking about Mexican politics? Foreign Affairs asked me for my list. I’d be interested in yours…

bug

November 19, 2010

United States
The Treaty of Versailles Remembered

Today marks the anniversary of the Senate vote to reject the Treaty of Versailles. I am flagging the vote not because it was one of the pivotal moments in the history American foreign policy, though …

Borah, Lodge, and Smoot

January 25, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Watching the State of the Union Address

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) President Obama goes before a joint session of Congress at 9 p.m. tonight to deliver the S…

President Obama walks along the White House Colonnade today in Washington.

February 21, 2011

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day Because It Is the Day of Presidents

President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Being president o…

 U.S. President George W. Bush meets with former Presidents and President-elect Obama in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, January 2009.

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

March 16, 2011

Americas
CFR Conference Call: Obama’s Trip to Latin America

My colleague Julia Sweig and I share our thoughts about Obama’s trip to Latin America in a CFR conference call

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 31, 2011

Politics and Government
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part III

  Yesterday I noted that many legal scholars believe that while the text of the Constitution may not have given presidents an independent war-making authority, they have acquired that through two …

Part III

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.