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May 18, 2005

China
Containing China with money borrowed from China

I sometimes find grand geostrategic commentary a bit amusing, in part because there is so little overlap between geostratists and economists. I think Tom Barnett gets some aspects of the global flo…

November 19, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Obama Heads to Lisbon

Above the Fold. President Obama’s scheduler must be nursing a grudge.  Last Sunday the president returned from what had to be an exhausting ten-day, around-the-world trip that took him to four coun…

Friday File: Obama Heads to Lisbon

April 1, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Is Operation Odyssey Dawn Constitutional? Part IV

The Supreme Court, photographed on January 10, 2010, the day of Elena Kagan’s investiture ceremony. (Larry Downing/courtesy Reuters) In my posts on the constitutionality of Operation Odyssey Dawn I …

Supreme Court, Washington, DC. (Larry Downing/courtesy REUTERS)

August 30, 2011

The Transatlantic Alliance Survives the Summer

European Commission President Barroso, U.S. President Obama, Russian President Medvedev, French President Sarkozy, Japanese Prime Minister Kan, Canadian Prime Minister Harper, British Prime Minister …

The Transatlantic Alliance Survives the Summer

September 19, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: Washington’s Farewell Address

Today marks the anniversary of one of the most important presidential addresses in the history of the United States, “The Address of General Washington To The People of The United States on his decli…

George Washington

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout

January 6, 2012

You Might Have Missed: Special Operations, Drones, and a No-Fly Zone on the Moon

- Kimberly Dozier, “Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe,” Miami Herald, January 3, 2012. Major General Bennet Sacolick said he was shocked at how piecemeal intelligence gathering and …

Strait of Hormuz

December 14, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: How Would President Gingrich Handle Iran?

Newt Gingrich speaking at a forum for the GOP candidates in December. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) Michael Crowley at Time’s “Swampland” has an interesting post up today questioning Newt Gingri…

Newt Gingrich speaking at a forum for the GOP candidates in December. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

January 9, 2012

United States
Hating Democracy in the Middle East?

Has the Washington foreign policy establishment disavowed democracy in the Middle East?  According to Salon.com’s Glenn Greenwald the answer is a resounding yes.  Greenwald, a lawyer by training and …

Hating-Democracy-in-the-Mid

March 9, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Syria, Iran, and Targeted Killings

Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "The Situation in Syria," March 7, 2012. SENATOR WEBB: I want to ask you about one thing that you said, because I think we all need to think about it…

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