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January 14, 2011

Congresses and Parliaments
Reading the Constitution

U.S. Constitution. (Courtesy the National Archives) I had intended to blog last week about the Republicans setting aside time last Thursday morning to read the U.S. Constitution out loud on the Hou…

U.S. Constitution.

March 10, 2011

The World Next Week: A No-Fly Zone for Libya?

U.S. Navy FA-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. (KYODO Kyodo/courtesy Reuters) The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I talke…

U.S. Navy F-18 fighters would likely be used in any U.S. effort to impose a no-fly zone over Libya.

March 17, 2011

The World Next Week on Injured Reserve

U.S. President Obama meets with Ireland's Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House. (Jason Reed/courtesy Reuters) Technical problems derailed today’s recording of The World Next Week. No, that is…

U.S. President Obama meets with Ireland’s Taoiseach Enda Kenny at the White House.

April 18, 2011

Politics and Government
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Santorum, GOP Presidential Candidate

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition's Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011. (Brian Frank/courtesy Reuters) Pennsylvania State University can claim many accomplis…

Rick Santorum speaks during the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s Spring Event in Waukee, Iowa March 7, 2011.

May 18, 2011

China
The Rise of the Rest—what’s new what’s not?

A couple walk at the seafront in Mumbai on May 11, 2009. (Punit Paranjpe/Courtesy Reuters) I’m just back from a conference in Berlin, organized by my colleague Stewart Patrick, where the talk was al…

A couple walk at the seafront in Mumbai on May 11, 2009.

May 23, 2011

Welcome to The Internationalist

Flag bearers in Singapore on August 14, 2010. (Vivek Prakash/ Courtesy Reuters). Welcome. Join me for a lively conversation about world order and U.S. leadership in the 21st century. The Internati…

Welcome to The Internationalist

May 24, 2011

International Organizations
The G8—It’s Baaaaack!

A view of the Deauville beaches (Mike Kessler/ Courtesy Reuters). Once upon a time, Group of 8 (G8) summits were all the rage. Annual meetings of the globe’s board of directors, they provided at lea…

The G8—It’s Baaaaack!

May 26, 2011

The G8 and Africa

A man gestures for a souvenir photo next to at the entrance of the venue of the G8 summit in Deauville, northern France, May 24, 2011. (Andrew Winning/Courtesy Reuters) World leaders descended on De…

The G8 and Africa

May 27, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Libya Bombing Intensifies

A Libyan warship damaged by NATO airstrikes. (Louafi Larbi/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. President Obama said back in March that “broadening our military mission to include regime change [in Lib…

A Libyan warship damaged by NATO airstrikes in Tripoli’s sea port on May 20, 2011.

May 27, 2011

International Organizations
“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8

G8 leaders walk together after a lunch meeting during the G8 summit in Deauville (Pool New/ Courtesy Reuters). In a review of the Deauville summit posted here on CFR.org, I argue that the Group of 8…

“I’m Not Dead Yet”: Long Live the G8