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February 25, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Washington Braces for the Showdown over the Government Shutdown

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama's Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington. (Jason Reed…

Senate Budget Committee Ranking member Jeff Sessions and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan speak in response to President Barack Obama’s Fiscal Year 2010 budget in Washington

May 16, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: A Looming Breakdown in U.S.-Pakistan Relations?

Protesters condemn the killing of Osama bin Laden in Mutlan, Pakistan on May 8, 2011. (Courtesy Reuters) My colleague, Dan Markey, has been in Islamabad for the past week doing book research. Here’s…

Protesters condemn the killing of Osama bin Laden in Mutlan, Pakistan on May 8, 2011.

May 16, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: Is Cutting Off U.S. Aid to Pakistan a Good Idea?

Pakistani workers unload relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development. (Mian Khursheed/courtesy Reuters) When I introduced the guest post that Dan Markey kindly wrote this morn…

Pakistani workers unloads relief goods sent by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

May 17, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Guest Post: More Pessimism on Pakistan

Workers load bags of flour for flood victim relief onto a U.S. Marines helicopter in northwest Pakistan on August 16, 2010. (Tim Wimborne/courtesy Reuters) My colleague, Steve Biddle, who is a…

Workers load bags of flour for flood victim relief onto a U.S. Marine helipcopter in northwest Pakistan on August 16, 2010.

May 17, 2011

Technology and Innovation
Open, Interoperable, Secure, and Reliable

Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildi…

Howard Schmidt Releases International Strategy for Cyberspace

May 23, 2011

Cybersecurity
Chinese responses to the International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 16, 2011. (Lawrence Jackson…

Secretary Clinton at Release of Cyber Strategy

September 12, 2011

Seven Best Books on 9/11 and the U.S. Response

The "Tribute in Lights" illuminates the sky over lower Manhattan on the tenth anniversary of  9/11. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) I am in the middle of reading In Uncertain Times: American Foreign Po…

The

December 28, 2011

Politics and Government
Ten Who Will Be Missed

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball. (Mike Segar/courtesy Reuters) Year’s end is time for taking stock, to count up successes and as…

A worker installs some of the 288 new Waterford crystals, featuring this year’s ’Let There Be Friendship’ design, on the Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball atop One Times Square in New York December 27, 2011. Thousands are expected to pack Times Square on New Year’s Eve to watch the annual ball drop at midnight marking the beginning of 2012. REUTERS/Mike Segar

March 5, 2012

Climate Change
The Death of Outdoor Hockey Has Been Greatly Exaggerated

Faceoff at the 2011 Heritage Classic / WikiMedia Commons The headlines are enough to send a cold shiver through the bones of even the most bundled up hockey fan. “Face-Off: How Climate Change Could …

Faceoff at the 2011 Heritage Classic

April 17, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: Bay of Pigs Invasion

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961. In the video, I look at the mistakes made before and during the invasio…