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July 27, 2011

Ten Whats With...Laurie Garrett

Laurie Garrett. Courtesy of Laurie Garrett. Laurie Garrett is a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Ms. Garrett is the only writer ever to have been aw…

LaurieGarrett

June 28, 2015

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
A Roadmap for Ukraine

U.S. and European efforts to resolve the Ukraine crisis seem to be finding their stride in recent days. U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter ended months of “will they won’t they?” by announcing earl…

June 3, 2011

Summer Reading: Ikenberry’s Liberal Leviathan

Liberal Leviathan (Princeton University Press, 2011) Given the pervasive hand-wringing about U.S. decline, it’s refreshing to read that the West’s best days may lie ahead. You can find that argumen…

Summer Reading: Ikenberry’s Liberal Leviathan

March 12, 2012

United States
U.S. Targeted Killings: Official Confusion

Last Monday, Attorney General Eric Holder gave a policy speech at Northwestern University Law School, reportedly intended to “reveal publicly the legal reasoning behind [the Obama administration’s] d…

Director Mueller

May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

Obama NDU speech

January 13, 2015

Military Operations
Guest Post: Obama’s Legacy-Troop Reductions or Drone Strikes?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In its latest edition…

Drone 2015 image

July 25, 2011

Trade
Clinton’s “Principles” for Asia-Pacific Prosperity

U.S. Secretary of State Hilary Clinton speaks during a luncheon organized by the American Chamber of Commerce at Island Shangri-La in Hong Kong (Tyrone Siu/ Courtesy Reuters). Secretary of State Hil…

Clinton’s “Principles” for Asia-Pacific Prosperity

September 21, 2011

International Organizations
As Ye Sow: Obama Harvests the Fruits of UN Engagement

U.S. President Barack Obama addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. Headquarters in New York. (Eric Thayer/ Courtesy Reuters) This piece was originally posted on CNN.com here…

As Ye Sow: Obama Harvests the Fruits of UN Engagement

November 25, 2014

United States
Why Secretary Chuck Hagel Resigned

Gopal Ratnam, “Picking Up the Pieces at the Pentagon,” ForeignPolicy.com, November 25, 2014. Although the White House portrayed Hagel’s departure as a usual cabinet change post a midterm election th…

Hagel Resignation

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Drones, Drones

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 …

Lt. Col. Geoffrey Barnes, Detachment 1 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance Attack Squadron commander, performs a pre-flight inspection of an MQ-1B Predator unmanned drone aircraft on September 3, 2008 (Christopher Griffin/Courtesy Reuters).