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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Afghan moment

by Clifford Orwinvia Globe and Mail (Canada)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

You don't have to be a pundit to grasp the challenges confronting Barack Obama in preparing his speech of Tuesday night. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Obama has charted an Afghan course. Britain must lead the way on Pakistan

by Timothy Garton Ashvia Guardian (UK)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

European states should not simply make foreign policy in reaction to Washington, but look to our own vital interests. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics in Alexandria

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The predecessor to The Concise Encyclopedia of Economics was The Fortune Encyclopedia of Economics. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

How to take moral hazard out of banking

by Niall Fergusonvia Financial Times
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

As Dubai World’s default shows, the financial crisis is far from over. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

There's a reason why Obama has to persuade his own party to support his Afghan plan

by Kori Schakevia Foreign Policy
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

I disagree somewhat with my friend Peter Feaver about the president's plan for Afghanistan deserving the support of us loyal opposition. . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Obama's Eeyore Act

by Tunku Varadarajanvia Daily Beast
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

It was elegant, but would it kill him to endorse winning? . . .

Analysis and Commentary

Crook on ClimateGate

by Russell Roberts with David R. Hendersonvia Cafe Hayek
Tuesday, December 1, 2009

An excerpt: The closed-mindedness of these supposed men of science, their willingness to go to any lengths to defend a preconceived message, is surprising even to me. . . .

Interviews
Interviews

The Decision on Afghanistan

with Thomas H. Henriksenvia KQED
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

On Tuesday, President Obama announced his Afghanistan strategy in a speech at West Point. . . .

In the News
In the News

Obama confronts division, doubts on his Afghan decision

with Kori Schakevia Xinhua (China)
Thursday, December 3, 2009

U.S. President Barack Obama is confronting divisions and doubts on his decision to send 30,000 troops to Afghanistan as he is trying to sell his new Afghan strategy to the U.S. Congress and the general public. . . .

In the News

Benefits of wind power extolled

with James Woolseyvia Tulsa World (OK)
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wind energy makes economic sense locally, environmental sense nationally and security sense globally, proponents said Wednesday. . . .

In the News

Texas education head warns of 'federal takeover'

with Michael J. Petrillivia Austin American-Statesman
Thursday, December 3, 2009

Embrace of 'common standards' by Obama administration is first step to losing local control, Scott says. . . .

In the News

Game theorists hope to solve world’s crises

with Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia News (Pakistan)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

North Korea will mothball its nuclear weapons for a billion dollars a year, Iran will not build nukes at all and Middle East peace is just round the corner, at least according to one game theorist courted by the CIA. . . .

In the News

'We must play an active role to establish a nuclear weapon free world'

with William J. Perry, George P. Shultzvia NRC Handelsblad (Netherlands)
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The Netherlands, as a member of Nato and host to the International Court of Justice, needs to declare itself in support of nuclear disarmament. . . .

In the News

Legislating the War on Terror: An Agenda for Reform

with Benjamin Wittesvia PR Newswire
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The attacks of 9/11 and subsequent American actions irrevocably changed the political, military and legal landscapes of U.S. national security. . . .

In the News

President's Afghan drawdown plan called risky, 'unrealistic'

with Kori Schakevia CNN
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

President Obama's timetable for winding down the war in Afghanistan may be too short for the United States to achieve its war aims but too long to hold American public support, observers said Tuesday. . . .

In the News

Happy Birthday, Mr. Meese

with Edwin Meese IIIvia CQPolitics
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Today is the 78th birthday of Edwin Meese III, the nation's 75th attorney general and a former counselor to President Ronald Reagan. . . .

In the News

Police chiefs turning in badges

with Joseph D. McNamaravia USA Today
Wednesday, December 2, 2009

When Atlanta Police Chief Richard Pennington announced he would resign at the end of the year, his decision wasn't entirely a surprise. . . .