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September 7, 2010

As India “Looks East,” a Little Problem of Economics

Thanks to its fabulous editor, Sanjaya Baru, I’ve begun writing a regular column, “DC Diary,” for India’s leading financial daily, the Business Standard.  An inaugural piece on Monday offered India…

As India “Looks East,” a Little Problem of Economics

April 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Pathway to Peace or Mangled Mission in Libya?

France's President Nicolas Sarkozy greets Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011. (Philippe Wojazer/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. Barack O…

France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy (L) greets Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron at the Elysee Palace in Paris on April 13, 2011

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)

August 19, 2011

You Might Have Missed

Welcome to a new semi-regular feature of 3PA: “You Might Have Missed.” The objective of this format will be to present news articles, speeches, reports, books, and recent bits of information that cou…

January 27, 2012

Elections and Voting
Friday File: Will Foreign Policy Matter Much in Campaign 2012?

Above the Fold. A dinner obligation kept me from watching last night’s GOP presidential debate in Jacksonville, Florida, breaking my streak of eighteen straight debate viewings. From what I can tell …

Protesters take part in a rally for jobs in New York on January 16, 2012. (Eduardo Munoz/courtesy Reuters)

May 24, 2012

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Ireland’s Referendum, the UN’s Debate on Yemen, North Atlantic Hurricanes, and Memorial Day

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed Ireland’s referendum on the EU’s fiscal treaty; the UN Security Council’s debate on Yemen; the beginning of hurricane season in the Nort…

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April 17, 2012

Defense and Security
Lessons Learned: Bay of Pigs Invasion

A new installment of “Lessons Learned” is now out. This week I discuss the Bay of Pigs invasion, which began on April 17, 1961. In the video, I look at the mistakes made before and during the invasio…

October 28, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: JFK and Khrushchev Agree to a Deal (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Thirteen)

Sunday, October 28, 1962 was a beautiful fall day in Washington, DC. After a cold start, the mercury hit 71 degrees, six degrees above normal. The sun shone brightly, and the breeze was mild. The wea…

Members of the ExCom outside the Oval Office during the Cuban Missile Crisis. From left to right: Special Assistant to the President for National Security McGeorge Bundy, President John F. Kennedy, Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs Paul Nitze, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Maxwell D. Taylor, and Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.  (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).

October 16, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Learning More About the Cuban Missile Crisis

The Cuban missile crisis brought the United States and the Soviet Union closer to nuclear war than any other event during the Cold War. President John F. Kennedy put the odds of war at “somewhere bet…

A U-2 photograph of an MRBM Field Launch Site in San Cristobal, Cuba. (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC)

December 27, 2012

Ten World Leaders Who Died in 2012

Yesterday I wrote about ten American foreign policy luminaries who died in 2012. Below are ten significant foreign leaders and diplomats who died in 2012. Raymond Aubrac (b. 1914) was a leader of …

Journalists watch workers install some of the 288 Waterford crystals on the Times Square New Year's Eve Ball in New York (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters).