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December 27, 2017

United States
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

American obituaries

July 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Which Cyberattacks Should the United States Deter, and How Should It Be Done?

In theory, there is no reason why the principles of deterrence should not apply to cyberspace. However, there are a number of reasons why it does not work in practice.

Dr. Strangelove

April 25, 2011

Middle East and North Africa
Leading From Behind?

For those seeking a better understanding of Obama administration foreign policy, a recent article by Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker provides a useful guide—though not always in the way Mr. Lizza intend…

December 29, 2015

Politics and Government
Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2015

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also a time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2015 who throu…

Flag-Half-Staff-Americans

December 19, 2014

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Civilian Casualties in Iraq, High-Value Targets, and Treaties

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Lt. Gen. Terry in the Pentagon Briefing Room, U.S. Department of Defense, December 18, 2014. Q: I was hoping you could clarify how airstrikes are being conduc…

Terry Briefing Dec 2014 edited

November 7, 2014

United States
The History of the Cold War in 40 Quotes

On Monday, I posted my nominees for ten Cold War histories worth reading. But many people don’t have the time or patience to plow through comprehensive histories. So for TWE readers looking to save t…

Churchill-and-Truman

June 12, 2013

International Organizations
R2P on Life Support: Humanitarian Norms vs. Practical Realities in Syria

Thirty-five years ago, U.S. National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski famously declared that the doctrine of détente “lies buried in the sands of Ogaden.” By exporting revolution to the Horn of A…

A U.N. peacekeeping soldier uses binoculars to watch fighting between forces loyal to Syrian regime and rebels opposed to Syrian President Assad, from Israeli-occupied Golan Heights

October 15, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976

Highlights from the recently-released Foreign Relations of the United States, 1969-1976, Volume XXXVII, Energy Crisis 1974-1980 Minutes of the Secretary of State’s Staff Meeting, October 22, 1974 …

Kissinger

March 16, 2011

Treaties and Agreements
TWE Remembers: The Fight over the Panama Canal Treaties

President Obama begins his Latin America trip on March 19. When he stops in Brazil, Chile, and El Salvador the official business will range from trade to energy to regional security. One issue that w…

President Jimmy Carter at the White House discussing the Panama Canal Treaty during a nationally televised fireside chat. (Courtesy National Library of Congress)