Tag Archives: Obama administration

Juliette Kayyem on women in the military

From Seneca Falls to Stonewall and Back Again By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The men did right. Last Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a man, joined with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, a man, to rescind … Continue reading

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Elaine Kamarck on Obama’s second term

Reflections on President Obama’s Inaugural Address, His Second Term and Presidential Leadership Style By Elaine Kamarck The Brookings Institution “The parades and the parties are over. As the nation’s capitol returns to the routines of governance, everyone wants to know — … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on U.S. Politics

Action on Guns and Immigration Needed By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “It is hard to remember, on President Obama’s second inauguration, that less than a decade ago he was a relatively unknown Senate candidate. It was in 2004, at the Democratic … Continue reading

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Lawrence Summers on U.S. Budget Deficit

End the Damaging Obsession With Deficit By Lawrence Summers Financial Times “The concerns are partly economic – there is a recognition that debts cannot be allowed to grow indefinitely faster than incomes and the capacity to repay them. Then there … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on Chuck Hagel

Chuck Hagel Will Set Policy By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The BATTLE lines are already being drawn for the upcoming confirmation of Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense. The attacks being put out by Hagel’s detractors are myths: that his earlier … Continue reading

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Ben Heineman on Obama’s Chief of Staff

Obama’s Chief of Staff Will Be the Most Important Appointment of His Term By Ben Heineman The Atlantic “President Obama will soon make what could be the most important appointment of his second term: his chief of staff.”

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Stephen M. Walt on U.S. foreign policy and terrorism

‘America the brittle?’ Foreign Policy, “A Realist in an Ideological Age” blog September 10, 2012 Commentary by: Stephen M. Walt, member of the Belfer Center Board of Directors and Harvard Kennedy School’s Robert and Renée Belfer Professor of International Affairs Topic: U.S. … Continue reading

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