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May 18, 2010

China
Preparing for Cancun

My colleague Elizabeth Economy joined me and a few others on a trip to Mexico City last week. She posted this report on her blog, Asia Unbound, and kindly agreed to let me repost it here: Copenhagen…

May 17, 2010

Climate Change
Copenhagen Lessons Still Lost on China and the United States

Courtesy of Reuters/Larry Downing Last week I traveled down to Mexico City as part of a delegation led by my colleagues Michael Levi and Shannon O’Neil to discuss climate change issues with Mexican …

Copenhagen Lessons Still Lost on China and the United States

March 11, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Is Obama “Dithering” on Libya?

Anti-Qaddafi protesters attend Friday prayers today in Benghazi. (Suhaib Salem/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Is President Obama dithering on Libya? The president’s critics certainly think so and…

Anti-Qaddafi protesters attend Friday prayers in Benghazi

March 18, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Obama “Dithers” No More

  Libyan protesters in Tobruk celebrate after the UN Security Council passes a resolution authorizing a "no-fly" zone and military attacks on Muammar Qaddafi's forces. (Suhaib Salem/courtesy Re…

Libyan Protesters celebrate after a U.N. resolution authorising a

February 28, 2011

Defense and Security
TWE Quick Takes: No Oscar for "Killing in the Name"

Ashraf Al-Khaled (L) and Carie Lemack of the film nominated for best short documentary, "Killing in the Name," arrive at the 83rd Academy Awards. (Lucy Nicholson/courtesy Reuters) I forced myself to…

Ashraf Al-Khaled (L) and Carie Lemack of the film nominated for best short documentary,

May 4, 2011

TWE Mailbag: Walter Cronkite, the Tet Offensive, and Kent State

Walter Cronkite on television during a presidential debate on September 23, 1976. (Thomas J. O'Halloran/courtesy the Library of Congress) Always underpromise and overdeliver. Never overpromise a…

Walter Cronkite on television during a presidential debate on September 23, 1976.

April 29, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: What Do the Panetta and Petraeus Nominations Say About Obama?

U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L) and CIA director Leon Panetta (R). (Staff photographer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Washington’s worst kept secret is now out. President Obama has …

U.S. Army General David Petraeus (L) and CIA director Leon Panetta (R). (Staff photographer/courtesy Reuters)

June 10, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: Foreign Policy and the 2012 Election

An American flag flown from the USS Monterey. (Bogdan Cristel/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Most presidential elections turn on domestic issues rather than foreign policy ones. The 2012 election…

An American flag flown from the USS Monterey.

August 19, 2011

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Sanctions on Syria

Syrian President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama’s call yeste…

Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad answers journalists after a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, December 9, 2010. (Benoit Tessier/courtesy Reuters)

July 12, 2011

Politics and Government
The Politics of Debt Brinkmanship

President Obama hosts a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, July 7, 20…

President Obama hosts a meeting with congressional leaders to discuss ongoing efforts to find a balanced approach to deficit reduction in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington July 7, 2011. (Larry Downing/ courtesy Reuters)