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August 24, 2011

International Law
Getting Qaddafi to The Hague: The Case for ICC Prosecution

A combination of photos shows Saif al-Islam and his father Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (Reuters Staff/ Courtesy Reuters)   With the collapse of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime in Libya, attention h…

Getting Qaddafi to The Hague: The Case for ICC Prosecution

October 3, 2011

Intelligence
Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born cleric with ties to al Qaeda's Yemen affiliate, gives a sermon in an undisclosed location in October 2008. After covert military operations are revealed—in this cas…

Anwar al-Awlaki: What We Learned from His Killing

September 13, 2011

Defense and Security
Ending America’s Military Presence in Iraq

Last month, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta was asked if the Iraqi government would request that U.S. troops stay in country beyond the mutually-agreed upon withdrawal date of December 31, 2011. …

A soldier inspects the remains of a vehicle used in a bomb attack in Baghdad’s Sadr city on May 22, 2011 (Kareem Raheem/Courtesy Reuters).

October 6, 2011

Intelligence
Targeted Killings and America’s ’Kill Lists’

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft. (Ho New / Courtesy of Reuters) In June 2010, former Director of Central Intelligence Leon Panetta w…

An undated handout image, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force, shows a MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.

March 11, 2011

Nigeria
What We’re Watching in Africa This Week

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October 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Super Committee Has Forty Days

The twelve members of the Congressional Super Committee gather for opening remarks as the panel holds its inaugural meeting on September 8, 2011. (Mike Theiler/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The …

The twelve members of the Congressional Super Committee, six Democrats and six Republicans, gather for opening remarks as the panel holds its inaugural meeting to search for at least $1.2 trillion in new deficit reductions, in Washington, DC, September 8, 2011. REUTERS/Mike Theiler

August 29, 2011

United States
What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

Pakistani soldier Rasheed holds a rocket launcher while standing in a bunker on a mountain in Sadda on July 6, 2010 (Mian Khursheed/Courtesy Reuters). In his 2006 autobiography, Pakistani President …

What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

October 21, 2011

Regional Organizations
Guest Post: AU Failure in Libya? Maybe Not

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni (L) talk during the African Union (AU) Summit in Uganda's capital Kampala July 27, 2010. (Benedicte Desrus/Courtesy Reuter…

Guest Post: AU Failure in Libya? Maybe Not

September 21, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
The AU and South Africa Recognize Libyan NTC--Finally

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma (L) talks with Ramtane Lamamra, the African Union (AU) Commissioner for Peace and Security, during an emergency summit of the AU Peace and Security Council in…

The AU and South Africa Recognize Libyan NTC--Finally

November 4, 2011

Obama Limits CIA Drone Strikes in Pakistan

Boys walk through the rubble of destroyed homes in Buner, Pakistan on September 14, 2009. The Wall Street Journal has an excellent article this morning that reports: “The Central Intelligence Agency…

Boys walk through the rubble of destroyed homes in Buner, Pakistan on September 14, 2009.