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October 26, 2005

Economics
Earthquake Aid to Pakistan

Seems missing, at least by recent standards.   Both private giving and government help from the US and Europe seem far smaller than the outpouring of generosity that followed the tsunami - look at th…

December 17, 2010

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Friday File: The New START End Game

Above the Fold. It’s fish or cut bait time on the New START Treaty.  All signs point to a vote by next Wednesday.  Based on the strong vote this week to start the debate, supporters are optimistic…

Friday File: The New START End Game

April 14, 2011

Egypt
Goodfellas on the Nile

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's sons Alaa Mubarak and Gamal Mubarak in Cairo in early January (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Courtesy Reuters) In this extended season of the unthinkable becoming r…

Goodfellas on the Nile

January 25, 2012

Egypt
January 25th and the Egypt the Revolution Has Made

This article was originally posted on ForeignAffairs.com on January 25th, 2012. Ain Sukhna is stunningly beautiful. After a two-hour drive east from Cairo through the featureless desert, the road ro…

Jan25andtherevolution

June 1, 2012

International Organizations
The Human Rights Council: Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Since the creation of the Human Rights Council (HRC) in 2006, U.S. critics have repeatedly tarred the HRC as a feckless haven for human rights abusers and a platform for egregious attacks of Israel. …

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

September 5, 2012

Iran
The United States and Iran: Misaligned

I generally don’t write about Iran, and on the rare occasion that I do, I try my best to channel Ray Takeyh, Karim Sadjadpour, and Suzanne Maloney.  I’ll never come close to understanding Iran the wa…

USIranMisaligned

October 27, 2012

United States
TWE Remembers: Black Saturday—Near Calamities Abound as JFK Offers Khrushchev a Deal (Cuban Missile Crisis, Day Twelve)

Murphy’s Law holds that if anything can go wrong, it will. On Saturday October 27, 1962, the twelfth day of the Cuban missile crisis, President John F. Kennedy might have been thinking about that fam…

A U-2 plane used during the Cuban Missile Crisis (Dino A. Brugioni Collection, The National Security Archive, Washington, DC).

November 13, 2012

International Organizations
November Surprise: The United States Wins Second Term on UN Human Rights Council

In the wake of the U.S. reelection to the UN Human Rights Council, Ryan Kaminski, the United Nations Association of the United States of America (UNA-USA) Leo Nevas Human Rights Fellow, offers his an…

US Ambassador Donahoe listens to a speech during the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria in Geneva

October 29, 2012

Defense and Security
TWE Remembers: Secret Soviet Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, a Coda)

Washington and the world breathed a sigh of relief on Monday, October 29, 1962.  The day before President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had struck a deal to end the Cuban missil…

President John F. Kennedy speaks with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara during an ExCom meeting. (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston)

June 26, 2013

United States
TWE Remembers: John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” Speech

Being president is a tough job. Your every mistake is relentlessly dissected and replayed. Even when you get it right, people sometimes insist you got it wrong. Just ask John F. Kennedy. On June 26, …

A crowd watches  President Kennedy as he delivers his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at Rudolph Wilde Platz in West Berlin (Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston).