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June 17, 2011

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: The War Powers Debate

President Barack Obama greets troops at Fort Campbell in Kentucky on May 6, 2011. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Speaker John Boehne…

President Barack Obama greets troops at Fort Campbell in Kentucky on May 6, 2011.

July 19, 2011

International Law
Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

A Chadian refugee sits with his possessions in North Africa (Finbarr O'Reilly/Courtesy Reuters) Today, the Internationalist would like to draw your attention to a disturbing phenomenon ignored b…

Stopping Wartime Sexual Abuse—of Men

July 7, 2011

United States
A Primer on Air Power

A F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet takes part in a flying display during the 49th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris June 26, 2011. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes The military intervention…

A Primer on Air Power

September 1, 2011

You Might Have Missed

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf on August 27, 2011 (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters). - Adam Entous and Siobhan Gorman, “CIA Strikes Strain Ties with Pakistan Further,” Wa…

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf on August 27, 2011 (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters).

September 19, 2011

International Organizations
Trade Policy in the ICU

A container ship operated by the China Ocean Shipping Company docked in the Port of Oakland in California. (Beck Diefenbach/ Courtesy Reuters) After World War II, the United States spearheaded a his…

Trade Policy in the ICU

September 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Arms Sales to Taiwan

Five F-16 jets fly in formation. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The Palestinian statehood bid is not the only issue the Obama administration has been struggling with this week. On Wednesd…

Five U.S. Air Force F-16

January 4, 2012

International Organizations
What Will The World Decide in 2012?

The New Year's Eve Ball in New York City (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters). “Summit fatigue” may be widespread, but demands on the world’s leaders just keep growing. Here are a half a dozen major me…

What Will The World Decide in 2012?

December 23, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Three Good News Stories—Latin America, Burma, and HIV/AIDS Prevention

The headquarters of Brazil's central bank in Brasilia. (Ueslei Marcelino/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The newspapers spread across my desk are a sea of bad news. Iraq looks to be descendin…

The headquarters of Brazil’s central bank in Brasilia. (Ueslei Marcelino/courtesy Reuters)

February 3, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: 2012 National Security Threat Assessment, Drone Strikes, and More

2012 THREAT ASSESSMENT Selections from the Hearing of the Senate Select Intelligence Committee, "World Wide Threats," January 31, 2012. Senator Fienstein: Closer to home, since our hearing las…

National intelligence hearing

February 10, 2012

United States
The Hidden U.S. Export Boom

Before I launch into the post, I thought it might be good for me to introduce myself to you readers, since I’m going to be blogging pretty regularly in the coming months. I joined CFR last October as…

The Hidden U.S. Export Boom