Tag Archives: military

Juliette Kayyem on climate security

America’s Security, Under the Weather By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “President Obama’s trip to the Middle East last week served as a nagging reminder of the world’s most intractable problems: the Palestinian conflict, Iran, North Korea. These are geographically distant … Continue reading

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Paul V. Kane on leadership

Wanted: A Few Good Leaders*** By Paul V. Kane Foreign Policy “Looking back at a decade of war — with $3 trillion spent pursuing victory in Iraq and Afghanistan, millions of our citizens plucked from home for combat deployments, and … Continue reading

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Charles G. Cogan on Nuclear Negotiations

The Iranian Nuclear Negotiations: What’s Been the Blockage By Charles G. Cogan Huffington Post “While acknowledging the Iranian penchant for deception, and recognizing that Iran is continuing along a downward path toward totalitarianism, with a Revolutionary Guard and Bassij militia … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on women and the Pentagon

Pentagon Rules Excluding Women aren’t Worth Defending By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “It has come to this. Four military women, each having served in Afghanistan or Iraq, have sued the Pentagon over its combat exclusion rules. The plaintiffs come from … Continue reading

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Charles G. Cogan on national security

We Must Have the Greatest Immorality, and We Must Have the Greatest Morality By Charles G. Cogan “The tragedy-cum-farce that has enveloped General David Petraeus calls to mind my beginning days at the CIA in the fall of 1954, when … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Egypt’s government

Egypt’s Five Branches of Government By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The dramatic events in Egypt over the past few days following President Mohammad Morsi’s unilateral decree giving him unchallenged political authority should not surprise or frighten anyone. In fact, the continuing … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on the United States

The United States Now Follows from the Front By Rami Khouri Agence Global “Perhaps the most significant aspect of the Gaza cease-fire this week was Egypt taking the lead role in mediating that agreement, while the United States softly shuffled … Continue reading

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