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June 14, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Michele Bachmann, GOP Presidential Candidate

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Michele Bachmann made some news at last night’s rather sedate GOP presidential …

Congresswoman  Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on Capitol Hill on March 31, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

December 17, 2010

Defense and Security
The World Next Week

The podcast for the The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to talk about the U.N. Security Council’s upcoming debate of its Afghanistan mission; the Obama administration’s Afghan strat…

The World Next Week

December 9, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Appeasement, Apologies, and Accuracy

President Barack Obama speaks in the briefing room of the White House on December 8, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Three weeks to go until the Iowa caucuses, and the campaign rhetoric is h…

U.S. President Barack Obama speaks on the extension of the payroll tax cut and the Republican obstruction of Richard Cordray’s nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) in the briefing room of the White House in Washington December 8, 2011. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque

November 19, 2011

United States
TWE Remembers: The Gettysburg Address

On this day in 1863, Abraham Lincoln spoke at the dedication of the Soldiers’ National Cemetery in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Four months earlier Union forces had repelled the Confederate army at the …

Gettysburg Address

March 27, 2013

United States
Between Barack, Bibi, and Tayyip

There has been much ink spilled in the last week over the rapprochement between Israel and Turkey.  I have been somewhat reluctant to weigh-in if only because I was fairly certain that reconciliation…


March 6, 2015

Friday Asia Update: Top Five Stories for the Week of March 6, 2015

Ashlyn Anderson, Lauren Dickey, Darcie Draudt, William Piekos, and Ariella Rotenberg look at the top stories in Asia today. 1. U.S. Ambassador to South Korea attacked in Seoul. A South Korean man id…

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April 28, 2016

International Organizations
Thy Neighbor’s Keeper: Improving Global Humanitarian Response

Coauthored with Theresa Lou, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program at the Council on Foreign Relations. A record-setting sixty-million individuals are cu…


June 12, 2017

Trump’s Brewing Trade War With . . . Canada

During the election campaign, Donald Trump protested mightily against the large trade deficits the United States was running with China, with Mexico, and even with Germany. Not once did he mention tr…

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May 30, 2018

Instead of Hacking Back, U.S. Companies Should Let Cyber Command Do It for Them

Having private companies "hack back" against their attackers in cyberspace has always been a controversial idea. It is also illegal in the United States. Companies should instead rely on the U.S. gov…


May 31, 2019

Immigration and Migration
Why Congress Cannot Allow the Trump Tariffs on Mexico to Stand

If the president succeeds, he will be free to slap tariffs on any country or any product at any time for whatever reason he dreams up.

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