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February 23, 2011

China
Libya: China’s New Middle East Conundrum

A man is arrested by police in front of the Peace Cinema, where internet social networks were calling to join a "Jasmine Revolution" protest, in downtown Shanghai on February 20, 2011. (Carlos Barria…

A man is arrested by police in front of the Peace Cinema, where internet social networks were calling to join a

February 28, 2011

Political Movements
Fathers and Sons

Saif al-Islam, son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, gestures as he speaks during an interview on state television, in this still image taken from video on February 24, 2011 (Reuters/Courtesy Reuters…

Fathers and Sons

March 10, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
Mugabe, Qaddafi, and Gbagbo: Strongmen Circling Their Wagons

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe attends the plenary session of the Africa-South America Summit in Margarita Island September 27, 2009. (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters) It appears Zimbabwe’s Rob…

Mugabe, Qaddafi, and Gbagbo: Strongmen Circling Their Wagons

May 2, 2011

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
More Isolated al-Qaeda in Mideast

Newspaper headlines and clippings are posted on a wall inside a staff office at the White House in Washington (Jason Reed/Courtesy Reuters) Osama bin Laden’s death is an enormously symbolic event…

More Isolated al-Qaeda in Mideast

May 5, 2011

Turkey
Arab Spring, Turkish Fall on ForeignPolicy.com

Protesters hold a Turkish flag and signs during a demonstration to show their solidarity with the protesters in Deraa, in the Syrian port city of Banias. The signs read, "Greetings to Turkey's Pr…

Arab Spring, Turkish Fall on ForeignPolicy.com

May 17, 2011

Defense and Security
Should Qaddafi Be Arrested?

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters) I have a new post up at CNN’s Global Public Square on the significance of the request that the International Crimina…

The entrance of the International Criminal Court. (Jerry Lampen/courtesy Reuters)

May 26, 2011

Defense and Security
The World Next Week: Libyan Fighting, Nigerian Inauguration, and North Korean Famine

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan casts his ballot in his home village of Otuoke on April 16, 2011. (STR New/courtesy Reuters) The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the u…

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan casts his ballot in his home village of Otuke, Bayelsa state on April 16, 2011.

May 31, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S. Options in Libya

A Libyan boy protests Qaddafi's rule during Friday prayers in Benghazi. (Amr Dalsh/courtesy Reuters) CNN’s GPS blog has posted my assessment of the possible steps the United States could take if…

A Libyan boy protests during Friday prayers in Benghazi.

June 7, 2011

International Organizations
The Trials of International Tribunals

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre. (Dado Ruvic/Courtesy Reuters) Champions of international justice have been heartene…

Munira Salihovic poses with picture of her three sons and husband, who were killed during the Srebrenica massacre.

June 28, 2011

International Law
Qaddafi’s Arrest Warrant: The False Peace-Justice Tradeoff

ICC chief prosecutor Moreno-Ocampo arrives at a news conference to comment on the arrest warrant issued for Libyan leader Qaddafi in The Hague (Jerry Lampen/ Courtesy Reuters). Monday’s decision…

Qaddafi’s Arrest Warrant: The False Peace-Justice Tradeoff