Monthly Archives: October 2012


Letting Go of ‘Loose Nukes’

The Kremlin's refusal to renew a U.S. program that has spent more than $10 billion since 1992 on security for Russia's nuclear and unconventional weapons ...

The List

Blue Planet

Sure, polling may suggest that the world isn't following the 2012 U.S. election as closely as it did the 2008 presidential race, when a wildly ...

Turtle Bay

Sandy slams U.N. headquarters

The U.N.'s newly renovated landmark building on First Avenue was still reeling Wednesday from the impact of superstorm Sandy, which flooded Turtle Bay's third basement ...


Was a North Korean General Really Executed by Mortar Fire?

The latest gallows gossip from Pyongyang recounts the execution of fifty-something Kim Chol, the nom de guerre of a deputy defense minister. South Korean daily ...


No, Obama Did Not Abandon Poland

In the foreign policy debate last week, Governor Mitt Romney repeated an assertion he's made throughout the campaign: that, in "pulling our missile defense program ...


Yelling fire in a crowded Twitter?

New York City Councilman Peter Vallone (via Twitter, naturally) says he's talking to the Manhattan District Attorney about the possibility of charges against hedge fund ...


We Are All Venetians Now

We are a coast-hugging species. About 44 percent of the world's population live beside the seaside, and that number is set to rise. Why? Maritime ...

The E-Ring

ANSF unable to sustain self by 2014, warns watchdog

In its latest scathing audit about the state of Afghanistan, the independent U.S. watchdog for war spending said on Wednesday that country was likely “incapable” ...


The Collaborator’s Song

In 1949, a Czech-German communist named Louis Fürnberg, fearful of being expelled from the Party, wrote a song dedicated to his comrades. Hugely admired when ...


Iowa and Texas to OSCE election observers: Stand back or face arrest

Last week we noted Florida Rep. and Senate candidate Connie Mack's freakout over the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe  -- which he seemed ...

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

Kerry Tells European Envoys U.N. Action on Palestine Can Wait till Israeli Election

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