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April 28, 2010

Iran
Will a Climate Bill Cost Iran $100 Million a Day?

A big new talking point has emerged in the battle for a climate bill. Reuters reports: “[Senator John] Kerry also has been casting the climate debate in national security tones. He joined veterans…

November 8, 2010

United States
Egypt Week in Washington?

Last week was Egypt week in Washington.  On Tuesday, a bipartisan group of policy analysts, former government officials, and democracy advocates visited with National Security Council staff to expr…

democracy egypt turkey reform

November 1, 2010

United States
Peace Process?

I have it on good authority, which in Washington means that I read it in Laura Rozen’s foreign policy blog at Politico and confirmed it through various conversations with colleagues who had coffee …

Peace Process?

December 4, 2010

The World Next Week

The podcast for The World Next Week is up.  Bob McMahon and I discussed the pending resumption of the P5+1 talks with Tehran on Iran’s nuclear program; the looming parliamentary vote on Ireland’s …

The World Next Week

December 17, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: The New START End Game

Above the Fold. It’s fish or cut bait time on the New START Treaty.  All signs point to a vote by next Wednesday.  Based on the strong vote this week to start the debate, supporters are optimistic…

Friday File: The New START End Game

December 8, 2010

United States
I Still Don’t Get It

Sorry for the light posting recently - I am finishing up my book on Egyptian politics. But I could not resist responding to  today’s headline on the settlements. Like I said a few weeks ago, I don’…

I Still Don’t Get It

December 9, 2010

United States
Proximity Talks?

My colleague, Rob Danin, had an excellent CFR “First Take” yesterday on the administration’s change in direction on Israeli-Palestinian negotiations.  It will be interesting to hear what Secretary…

Proximity Talks?

May 9, 2011

Iran
Unholy Alliance on TheAtlantic.Com

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his Iranian counterpart Mahmoud Ahmadinejad walk past the guard of honour in Damascus (Khaled al Hariri/Courtesy Reuters) Below is a piece I wrote for The Atlant…

Unholy Alliance on TheAtlantic.Com

June 6, 2011

Israel
The Israelis and Palestinians: No Deal

An Israeli soldier patrols along the Israeli-Syrian border near Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters) Yesterday was the 44th anniversary of Israel’s lightning victory o…

An Israeli soldier patrols along the Israeli-Syrian border near Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters)

June 29, 2011

Egypt
Tahrir Square: The Smell of Tear Gas in the Morning

Protesters are seen in front of smoke after burning a police booth in front of the Interior Ministry in Cairo on June 29, 2011 (Courtesy Reuters) The pictures and video coming from Tahrir Square las…

Tahrir Square: The Smell of Tear Gas in the Morning