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July 26, 2013
The Rise of America’s Princeling Class
With the British Monarchy in the news, America’s own “royal” political families have been on the rise.
The Rise of America’s Princeling Class
US Lawmakers Call for Strategic Review of Pivot
July 25, 2013
US Lawmakers Call for Strategic Review of Pivot
Four members of Congress ask the White House for an interagency document on implementing the rebalance.
US Lawmakers Call for Strategic Review of Pivot
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
July 24, 2013
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
Shinzo Abe gets the Upper House victory he wanted, and then moves to reassure voters as to his intentions.
Abe Reassures After Election Victory
The Hard Side of Soft Power
July 24, 2013
The Hard Side of Soft Power
Soft Power is widely misunderstood– military and economic capabilities can be important soft power assets.
The Hard Side of Soft Power
Riding Horses and Ponies, 50 PLA Troops March Into India
July 22, 2013
Riding Horses and Ponies, 50 PLA Troops March Into India
The increasingly frequent Chinese intrusions into India have coincided with greater diplomatic ties.
Riding Horses and Ponies, 50 PLA Troops March Into India
Abe the “Internationalist”?
July 22, 2013
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Abe’s diplomacy has been remarkably active in his second term. That will need to continue.
Abe the “Internationalist”?
Large 6.5 Quake Strikes Near New Zealand Capital
July 21, 2013
Large 6.5 Quake Strikes Near New Zealand Capital
There are reports of extensive but mostly minor damage, and two injuries.
Large 6.5 Quake Strikes Near New Zealand Capital
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
July 20, 2013
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
This week US Marine jets were forced to drop four 500-pound bombs on the world’s largest coral reef in Australia.
US Forced to Drop 4 Unexploded Bombs on Great Barrier Reef
Why India Loves Joe Biden
July 20, 2013
Why India Loves Joe Biden
Biden will be received warmly in Delhi next week, given his long-standing support for India on critical issues.
Why India Loves Joe Biden
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
July 18, 2013
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
Israel’s concerns about a deal between the US and Iran are understandable but misguided.
Why Israel Should Support a US-Iran Rapprochement
Time to End Military Equality in the US
July 17, 2013
Time to End Military Equality in the US
The Army, Navy, and USAF have enjoyed roughly equal shares of the budget since 1948. Change is needed.
Time to End Military Equality in the US
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
July 15, 2013
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Negotiating with Hassan Rowhani may simply allow the Iranian regime to buy time.
Iran’s New President a Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing
Has Snowden Killed Internet Freedom?
July 13, 2013
Has Snowden Killed Internet Freedom?
By ousting Western cyber-espionage programs, Snowden has severely set back the cause of Internet freedom.
Has Snowden Killed Internet Freedom?
Iran’s Water Crisis: A Bigger Threat Than Israel?
July 12, 2013
Iran’s Water Crisis: A Bigger Threat Than Israel?
A former agriculture minister and Rouhani adviser says water is a bigger threat than Israel or the US.
Iran’s Water Crisis: A Bigger Threat Than Israel?
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
July 10, 2013
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
While hardly ideal, NATO could secure its basic interests in Afghanistan with the Taliban in Kabul.
Yes, The US Can Live With Taliban Rule
Japan’s Upper House Election
July 09, 2013
Japan’s Upper House Election
As campaigning gets underway for this month’s Upper House election in Japan, Shinzo Abe’s ruling LDP appears well placed.
Japan’s Upper House Election
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