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April 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Making Qaddafi Go

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011. (Youssef Boudlal/courtesy Reuters) President Obama has demanded that Li…

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011.

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

June 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

Jacob Zuma (L), leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), chats with Julius Malema, president of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), at the Pietermaritzburg hig…

South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

September 9, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

Britain's Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip (R) attend the ninth Inauguration of the General Synod at Westminster Abbey, as the Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams (L) and the Archbishop of …

Archbishop of Canterbury Wants to Meet with Mugabe

November 11, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Malema Suspended From ANC

Derek Hanekom (C), head of the ANC disciplinary panel, announces the verdict for Youth League leader Julius Malema at the party's head quarters in Johannesburg, November 10, 2011. (Siphewe Sibek…

Malema Suspended From ANC

April 20, 2012

Wars and Conflict
The War on Drugs: Time for an Honest Conversation

The facts are clear. The war on drugs has failed. The current global prohibition regime inflates prices of narcotics, creating extraordinary incentives for drug producers and traffickers. Efforts to …

A man mourns during the funeral for his two sons who were both killed at a family birthday party, in Ciudad Juarez

April 5, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Will the P5+1 Negotiations Succeed?

The World Next Week podcast is up. This week, Bob McMahon and I had the week off. Fortunately, Isobel Coleman and Toni Johnson graciously agreed to step in for us to preview next week’s news. They di…

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July 2, 2012

Politics and Government
Hola, Enrique Peña Nieto: President-Elect of Mexico

Enrique Peña Nieto had a very good weekend. While Americans were grumbling about record-breaking heat and residents of Washington, D.C., were learning to live without air conditioning because powerfu…

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June 28, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: World Powers Talk Syria, Mexicans Vote, and Congress Recesses

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon was out this week, so Stewart Patrick kindly offered to fill in. Stewart and I discussed the world powers crisis meeting on Syria in Geneva; the Mexican…

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August 28, 2012

International Organizations
Guest Post: Iran’s Must-See Sites for UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon

Below is a guest post by Felice Gaer and Christen Broecker. Gaer and Broecker are, respectively, director and associate director of the Jacob Blaustein Institute for the Advancement of Human Rights. …

Iranian protesters flash victory signs during Friday prayers at a university in Tehran