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April 4, 2010

Europe and Eurasia
Kyoto and Zombies

It’s apparently fashionable these days to bring zombie metaphors into international relations. So who am I to resist? Besides, when it comes to the Kyoto Protocol, it’s pretty apt, as some news out o…

July 14, 2010

Energy and Climate Policy
Why Letting Manufacturers Opt In to Cap-and-Trade Could Increase Emissions

Senators from manufacturing states have been among the most skeptical of cap-and-trade legislation. One would expect, then, that they’d be thrilled by the prospect of utility-only cap-and-trade, whic…

December 7, 2010

Sub-Saharan Africa
On the Brink

I attended a two day colloquium on Rwanda, the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Nigeria at Brown University that among other things celebrated Chinua Achebe’s 80th birthday. This was the second…

On the Brink

November 30, 2010

Money Laundering and U.S.-Nigeria Relations

This weekend, I will be at the Achebe Colloquium on Africa at Brown University.  I am participating on two panels, one that is looking at the consequences of money laundering in Nigeria. Nigerians o…

Money Laundering and U.S.-Nigeria Relations

June 22, 2011

Oceans and Seas
Sea Change: Our Dying Oceans

A view over the mountains of Moskenesoya, Lofoten islands, Norway (Cody Duncan). --Svolvaer, Norway The Internationalist is spending this week in the gorgeous Lofoten Islands of Norway, just below …

Sea Change: Our Dying Oceans

July 7, 2011

United States
A Primer on Air Power

A F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes The military intervention…

A Primer on Air Power

June 21, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Jon Huntsman, GOP Presidential Candidate

It’s official. Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor and U.S. ambassador to China, has formally announced that he is a Republican candidate for president. As he promised, Huntsman made the announcem…

Jon Huntsman

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 …

January 20, 2012

Politics and Government
Friday File: Is It Time to Intervene in Syria?

Above the Fold. Anyone who watched last night’s GOP presidential debate from Charleston, South Carolina could be forgiven for concluding that the United States has no pressing problems overseas. Not …

Lebanese and Syrian protesters in northern Lebanon carry banners and burn a picture of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as they march in solidarity with Syria's anti-government protesters on January 20, 2012. (Omar Ibrahim/courtesy Reuters)

January 23, 2012

United States
Nuclear Weapons: U.S. Strategy from Pyongyang to Tehran

In March 2003, two weeks before a U.S.-led coalition invaded Iraq to disarm Saddam Hussein’s purported weapons of mass destruction program, President George W. Bush was asked to assess progress on U…

North Korean army