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June 10, 2011

International Organizations
The Dragon and the Eagle at the UN: Limits to Cooperation

U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President Hu Jintao sit across from one another during a September 2009 meeting at the United Nations (Kevin Lamarque/ Courtesy Reuters). --Beijing, Jun…

The Dragon and the Eagle at the UN: Limits to Cooperation

February 9, 2011

Politics and Government
TWE Remembers: Joseph McCarthy’s Wheeling Speech

Sixty-one years ago tonight Sen. Joseph McCarthy gave the speech to the Republican Women’s Club of Wheeling, West Virginia that ushered in the ugly era of McCarthyism. McCarthy was beginning his f…

Senate Resolution 301: Censure of Senator Joseph McCarthy.

May 11, 2011

Politics and Government
Newt Gingrich Makes It (Facebook) Official

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters) It’s official. Newt Gingrich announced today v…

Newt Gingrich speaks to reporters after a news conference at the National Press Club in Washington on March 18, 2011.

May 17, 2011

Technology and Innovation
Open, Interoperable, Secure, and Reliable

Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildi…

Howard Schmidt Releases International Strategy for Cyberspace

July 8, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Friday File: Brinkmanship on the Debt Ceiling

The National Debt Clock hangs on a wall next to an office for the Internal Revenue Service near Times Square in New York, May 16, 2011. (Chip East/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. They say that if …

The National Debt Clock hangs on a wall next to an office for the Internal Revenue Service near Times Square in New York, May 16, 2011.

July 18, 2011

International Organizations
U.S. Trade Policy: Is America AWOL?

Activists of NGO's demonstrate the Doha Round before the closing ceremony of the 7th WTO ministerial meeting in Geneva (Denis Balibouse/ Courtesy Reuters). World Bank President Robert Zoellick …

U.S. Trade Policy: Is America AWOL?

August 24, 2011

International Law
Getting Qaddafi to The Hague: The Case for ICC Prosecution

A combination of photos shows Saif al-Islam and his father Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi (Reuters Staff/ Courtesy Reuters)   With the collapse of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s regime in Libya, attention h…

Getting Qaddafi to The Hague: The Case for ICC Prosecution

June 14, 2011

United States
Birthday Wishes to the United States Army!

  Doughboy. GI. Grunt. Dogface. Warrior. Whatever term you prefer, if you see an active duty, former, or retired member of the United States Army today, wish their service Happy Birthday. The …

Army Birthday 2011

October 29, 2010

United States
Living Dangerously in Lebanon

Not a lot of time for blogging today. I have a post in the works for the weekend. In the meantime, things are heating up in Lebanon. Hizballah Secretary General, Hassan Nasrallah, declared today…

Living Dangerously in Lebanon

May 23, 2011

Cybersecurity
Chinese responses to the International Strategy for Cyberspace

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on May 16, 2011. (Lawrence Jackson…

Secretary Clinton at Release of Cyber Strategy