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August 17, 2011

International Organizations
Nation. Meet Susan Rice.

Nation. Meet Susan Rice. On Monday night, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations was on the Colbert Report. She used typical  UN sovereignty-stealing trickery—like logic and nuance—to “explain”…

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 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

October 28, 2011

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Homegrown Terrorism, and Income Inequality

The space shuttle Atlantis is seen with earth in the background as it draws near the International Space Station for docking (Courtesy Reuters). - Craig Whitlock, “U.S. Drone Base in Ethiopia is Ope…

The space shuttle Atlantis is seen with earth in the background as it draws near the International Space Station for docking (Courtesy Reuters).

November 18, 2011

International Organizations
Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

An Afghan man from the Badghis region of northern Afghanistan speaks with Sima Samar (R), the deputy chairperson of the Loya Jirga grand assembly, in Kabul June 15, 2002. (Caren Firouz/ Courtesy Reut…

Why Women Matter in Peacebuilding

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 …

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January 20, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: The Iranian Nuclear Threat, Freedom Rankings, and More

Freedom in the World, Freedom House, January 2012. The political uprisings that have swept the Arab world over the past year represent the most significant challenge to authoritarian rule since…

Afghanistan soldier blast

August 30, 2011

Labor and Employment
Why Do Green Jobs Pay Better Than Other Jobs?

I’ve always been skeptical of the oft-heard claim that “green jobs” are “good jobs” – that is, that green jobs somehow pay better than other ones. A recent Brookings Institution study, though, takes …

December 2, 2011

Elections and Voting
2012 Campaign Roundup: No Invitation for Ron Paul

Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) The Republican Jewish Coalition  (RJC) is hosting a forum for the GOP presidential candidates on December 7. Miche…

Ron Paul at a recent Republican debate in Florida. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters)

January 31, 2012

Nigeria
Guest Post: Press Freedom and Development in Africa

This is a guest post by Asch Harwood, CFR Africa program research associate. Follow him on Twitter at @aschlfod. The National Endowment for Democracy’s Center for International Media Assistance (CIM…

Journalists carry placards along a street during a protest to mark World Press Freedom day in Nigeria's commercial capital Lagos, May 3, 2010.