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June 10, 2016

Human Rights
Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from June 3 to June 10, was compiled with…

Virginia-Raggi_RTSFOCZ

September 18, 2015

India
Prospects for a U.S.-South Korea-India Triangle?

Yonsei University Professor Chung Min Lee has described prospects for relations between South Korea and India as historically hampered by “geographic distance” and “mutual disinterest.” India was Sou…

India South Korea

February 21, 2014

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: U.S.-China Relations, Olympics, and Intelligence Assessments

Rear Admiral John Kirby, “Department of Defense Press Briefing with Rear Admiral Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room,” Department of Defense, February 20, 2014. Q:  I’d like to ask you about this Hu…

Russia Olympic Flags

July 29, 2013

United States
Recommended Reading For the Fall Semester

A friend who teaches U.S. foreign policy at a public policy school asked me for a few reading recommendations for the fall semester. Specifically, she requested books or reports written in the past a…

Books

July 16, 2013

International Organizations
Guest Post: UNSC Debate on the Protection of Journalists in Armed Conflict

Julia Trehu is an intern in the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. On Wednesday, July 17, the United States Mission to the United Nations (UN), which holds the UN Secu…

August 9, 2011

Guest Post: The Crisis in Europe

Greek youths burn the European Union flag during a protest, in Athens (Yiorgos Karahalis/ Courtesy Reuters). As fears mount that the debt crisis could spread to Italy and Spain, markets gyrate an…

Guest Post: The Crisis in Europe

March 4, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Newt Gingrich, GOP Presidential Candidate?

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) Someone had to go first. So Newt Gingrich did. While the other major …

Newt Gingrich addresses the 38th annual CPAC meeting in Washington

December 4, 2005

Economics
What is the matter with Kansas?

After seeing this graph over at Calculated Risk, I could not resist.   It seems my home state has the least housing froth around ...Maybe it has something to do with the fact that a (very young) Univ…

August 24, 2005

United States
Are we ignoring the United States’ strengths?

Anantha Nageswaran of Libran Asset Management in Singapore has submitted a set of (lengthy) comments that respond, in some sense, to many of the points I and others have raised on this blog.   Check …