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November 5, 2014

What a Republican-Controlled Senate Means for India

With the midterm elections in the United States decisively giving the Republican Party control of the Senate, and a stronger showing in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives, speculation…


October 11, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Special Operations Raids, European Drones, and CIA Detentions

Hearing to consider the nominations of Mr. Michael D. Lumpkin, Honorable Jamie M. Morin, and Honorable Jo Ann Rooney, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, October 10, 2013. Lumpkin: We’re not go…

USS San Antonio

February 13, 2013

Fossil Fuels
State of the Union Hints at Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Old and New Energy

The State of the Union address last night was notable for the prominent placement of energy and climate and for its recommencement to what President Obama has called an all of the above strategy. I w…

October 5, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iran, Drones, and U.S. Government Surveillance

Bill Sizemore, “Ex-Defense Chief Says Hit on Iran Would Be Disastrous,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 4, 2012. Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability,…

Yemen Hadi

October 28, 2011

Weekend Reading: Politics and the PKK, Rule of Law in Libya, and Egypt’s Debt Debate

Shop owners read newspapers as they sit on the sidewalk in the Khan al-Khalili area of Cairo (Peter Andrews/Courtesy Reuters)   Emre Uslu comments on the use of political measures in the Kurdish qu…

Weekend Reading: Politics and the PKK, Rule of Law in Libya, and Egypt’s Debt Debate

June 22, 2012

Google, Thailand, and the 2012 Transparency Report

As reported on in Siam Voices this week, Google has released its 2012 Transparency Report, which chronicles requests that Google receives, mostly from governments, to block material online. As Lisa G…

Under Thailand’s lèse-majesté law, criticism of King Bhumibol Adulyadej (pictured in Bangkok June 9, 2012) and the royal family is prohibited.

April 20, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Threat Inflation, and Corruption

Greg Miller, “Broader Drone Tactics Sought,” Washington Post, April 19, 2012. The CIA is seeking authority to expand its covert drone campaign in Yemen by launching strikes against terrorism su…

Joseph Kony.

March 8, 2012

United States
Ask the Experts: Where Are the Women in Foreign Policy?

Having worked at a number of institutions over the past fifteen years, I have long been struck by the proportional underrepresentation of women in U.S. foreign policy and national security positions…

Situation Room 2010

August 4, 2011

The Struggle For Egypt

October 6, 2011 “A sweeping history of modern Egypt, this timely book will appeal to foreign policy professionals, academics and the general public.  It is a reliable single source for understandi…

The Struggle For Egypt

April 15, 2011

Weekend Reading

People buy sweets at Souk al-Hamidieh in Damascus' old downtown (Khaled Al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters) Bikya Masr reports on the the rebirth of Egypt’s formerly ruling party, now called the Ne…

People buy sweets at Souk al-Hamidieh in Damascus’ old downtown (Khaled Al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters)