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July 26, 2011

International Organizations
Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

Newly arrived Somali refugees sit in the open as they await medical examinations for their children at the Dadaab refugee camp, near the Kenya-Somalia border (STR New/ Courtesy Reuters). The area st…

Catastrophe in the Horn: Causes and Responses

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).

September 28, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Do America’s Future Jobs Lie in Traditional Energy?

Joel Kotkin has a provocative essay in Forbes that claims to show how booming extractive industries, led by oil and gas, have been cranking out massive numbers of high paying jobs over the past five …

September 2, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: The Destroyers-for-Bases Deal

President Obama caught a lot of flak earlier this year for ordering the U.S. military to carry out airstrikes against Libya without securing congressional authorization, even after the ninety-day clo…

FDR and Churchill

June 27, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Is Shale Gas a Ponzi Scheme?

[Dear new readers: This post is part of a blog on energy and climate issues. Click here for the full blog.] The New York Times’ war on shale gas continues with two more big stories by Ian Urbina. Th…

October 18, 2011

Elections and Voting
GOP Presidential Candidates Debate in Vegas

Republican presidential hopefuls and debate moderators gather for a debate in Hanover, New Hampshire on October 11, 2011. (Adam Hunger/courtesy Reuters) The GOP presidential candidates gather at the…

Republican presidential hopefuls (L-R) former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Bloomberg reporter Julianna Goldman, businessman Herman Cain, Karen Tumulty of the Washington Post, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, host Charlie Rose, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX), former Pennslyvania Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA) and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich (R-GA) gather prior to participatin in a debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire October 11, 2011. REUTERS/Adam Hunger

November 18, 2011

Friday File: How Good Are U.S. Universities?

Student protestors hold signs at the Sather Gate at the University of California at Berkeley. (Kevin Bartram/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold.  President Obama’s trip to Asia has been in the news th…

Student protestors hold signs while they block the Sather Gate at the University of California at Berkeley March 4, 2010 to protest against fee increases and budget cuts. In all, thousands of students at campuses across California were expected to protest. REUTERS/Kevin Bartram

February 7, 2012

Renewable Energy
What If We’re Wrong About Natural Gas?

Most analysts are incredibly bullish about the prospects of shale gas production in the United States. An early preview of the annual U.S. government energy projections, released last month, sees U.S…

February 21, 2012

International Organizations
¡Viva México! The G20’s New Political and Security Agenda

Meeting last weekend in Los Cabos, Mexico, for their first, “informal” gathering, G20 foreign ministers made a pivotal decision: to expand the G20 agenda to encompass pressing political and security …

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at a news conference at the end of the G20 foreign ministers summit in Los Cabos

January 3, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigera’s "War on Terror" and the Fuel Subsidy Ends

A protester walks past burning tyres while biting a lighter during a rally against fuel subsidy removal on Ikorodu road in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos January 3, 2012. (Akintunde Akinleye…

Nigera’s "War on Terror" and the Fuel Subsidy Ends