Senator Schumer, I studied your position on the Iran Deal, which was posted on medium.com. It seems well reasoned and thorough, proceeding logically from point to point. However, there is one key […]
China, respectfully, stop poking the bear.
So you discovered that 21 million people have security clearance in the United States. Is this surprising to you? Because it’s not to us. We are grateful that fewer than a million […]
Emphasis added: the foreign policy week in slices
The U.S. military, “witch burning,” negotiations with Iran, among other affairs. Emphasis, as always, added. A “fundamental problem with COIN.” Where foreign forces go, violence follows. . . . a wave of […]
A roundtable: Is the Taliban losing?
A panel of experts looks at the U.S. and NATO end game in Afghanistan. Cross-posted from the Foreign Policy in Focus Blog Focal Points. Recent coverage of Afghanistan by Newsweek-slash-the Daily Beast […]
America gets divorced: what about custody of the energy and the nukes?
Part three in a series. First look at this map: Now this one, which indicates the location of US military installations:
Spasms of sensible thinking from surprising sources
My stars, what have we here? Two surprisingly sensible comments on defence spending from sources I would not have expected. First up, Philip Hammond, Minister for Defence in Britain’s coalition government, who […]
How Egypt has changed since Mubarak (by Paul Szep)
When old hawks retract their talons
The annals of national security are replete with retired generals expressing second thoughts about how militarized the United States has become.
Nota Bene #122: OWStanding
“When I lie on the beach there naked, which I do sometimes, and I feel the wind coming over me and I see the stars up above and I am looking into […]
In the era of terrorism, whom have we become?
I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the […]