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October 16, 2012

Corporate Governance
Tackling the Real Barriers to U.S. Business Abroad

The U.S.-China Business Council’s just-released survey on the environment for U.S. companies doing business in China is far more striking for what it doesn’t say than what it does. Of the top ten pro…

Delegates arrive at the eighth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference in Geneva on December 15, 2011 (Denis Balibouse/Courtesy Reuters).

August 15, 2013

What’s New in U.S.-Israel Plans for Iran’s Nuclear Program?

Two days ago, Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, met with his Israeli counterpart, Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz, chief of the Israeli general staff. Last August, Gen. Dempsey told re…

August 29, 2011

United States
What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

Pakistani soldier Rasheed holds a rocket launcher while standing in a bunker on a mountain in Sadda on July 6, 2010 (Mian Khursheed/Courtesy Reuters). In his 2006 autobiography, Pakistani President …

What Should the White House Do After a Pakistan-based Terrorist Attack?

April 12, 2012

United States
U.S. Foreign Policy and Inflated Threats

On February 15, General Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told the House Armed Services Committee: “I can’t impress upon you that in my personal military judgment, formed over th…

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July 19, 2012

Wars and Conflict
The Complex Ties Among Poverty, Development, and Security

Over the past decade a new conventional wisdom has emerged that security and development are mutually reinforcing, and that long-term security is not possible without reducing poverty and promoting e…

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September 1, 2011

You Might Have Missed

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf on August 27, 2011 (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters). - Adam Entous and Siobhan Gorman, “CIA Strikes Strain Ties with Pakistan Further,” Wa…

A Libyan rebel stands guard near the entrance of Ras Lanuf on August 27, 2011 (Esam Al-Fetori/Courtesy Reuters).

May 6, 2011

Politics and Government
Friday File: GOP Presidential Candidates Bash Obama

A snow-covered porcelain elephant, painted to represent the Republican Party. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The bipartisan spirit that emerged in the country after the killing of O…

A snow-covered porcelain elephant, painted to represent the Republican party. (Jim Young/courtesy Reuters)

August 30, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Syria Intervention, WMDs, the "Black Budget”

Barton Gellman and Greg Miller, “U.S. spy network’s successes, failures and objectives detailed in ‘black budget’ summary,” Washington Post, August 29, 2013. The $52.6 billion “black budget” for fis…

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April 6, 2013

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: Conflict Prevention, Cyber War, and Conspiracy Theories

Claudette Roulo, "Dempsey Arrives in Afghanistan to Assess Progress," American Forces Press Service, April 6, 2013. “Any conflict in history, when it is resolved, is resolved through some form of re…

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October 28, 2011

Friday File: Do Presidents Matter in Foreign Policy?

Former president George H.W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former president Bill Clinton and former president Jimmy Carter (not shown) meet in the Oval Office on Janua…

From L-R, former President George H.W. Bush, President-elect Barack Obama, President George W. Bush, former President Bill Clinton and former President Jimmy Carter meet in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington January 7, 2009. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque (UNITED STATES)