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May 20, 2010

China
Thinking Through Beijing’s Billions

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Katrina Manson I have a new piece over at Foreign Policy about China’s money—or, more precisely, about how China’s foreign policy ambitions could change the way it deploys …

Thinking Through Beijing’s Billions

April 15, 2010

China
Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

Photo Courtesy of REUTERS/Robert Galbraith During the almost two-hour confirmation hearing for Lieutenant General Keith B. Alexander to be Director of the National Security Agency and Commander of…

Cyberwar? There’s an App for that

June 13, 2010

India
A Step Forward for the U.S. and India

Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque It’s been a rough seventeen months for the United States and India. I’ve written about some of the challenges here and here—and talked about them here and h…

A Step Forward for the U.S. and India

August 1, 2010

South Korea
2+2 and the U.S.-ROK Joint Vision Statement

The United States and South Korea held a historic bilateral meeting of ministers of foreign affairs and defense (or “2+2”) for the first time on July 21, 2010, coinciding with the sixtieth anniversar…

2+2 Meeting

August 12, 2010

Myanmar
Burma’s Upcoming Elections

In the new issue of the London Review of Books, I have an article analyzing the prospects for the upcoming national elections in Burma (Myanmar). The elections, which will be the first since 1990, …

Burma’s Upcoming Elections

November 12, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: Obama in Asia

Above the Fold: The big news of the week has been President Obama’s Asia trip.  The coverage at home has generally been positive.  Walter Russell Mead reviews the India leg of the trip and applauds…

Friday File: Obama in Asia

December 10, 2010

Congresses and Parliaments
Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

Above the fold. The White House is wrapping up its year-end Afghanistan strategy review.  Its conclusion, perhaps not surprisingly, looks to be that the surge strategy President Obama announced a …

Friday File: Afghanistan Strategy Review

December 3, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

Above the Fold. Don’t count the New START Treaty out just yet. Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told Good Morning America on Tuesday that the treaty could be approved by year’s end. Sen. George Voinovich…

Friday File: A Treaty for a Tax Cut

November 15, 2010

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
The Lame-Duck Congress Returns

They’re back!  Members of Congress return to work today for their lame-duck session.  They certainly don’t lack for things to do.  How much they will get done over the next several weeks is anyon…

The Lame-Duck Congress Returns

November 18, 2010

Fossil Fuels
Is Gas Just as Bad as Coal?

I’m part of an online debate at Slate this week over the future of climate policy. My initial contribution covers a lot of territory, but the editors (who got to pick the title) zeroed in on my exhor…