Monthly Archives: November 2012



Benghazi shows the limits of inteligence-by-committee.


There’s a New Caliph in Town

The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.


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Terms of Engagement

Extrication Negotiations

The United States is ready to start talking to the Taliban about a peace deal again. But nothing's going to happen without Pakistan.

The Spendagon

Quagmire on the Potomac

The Pentagon is a hot mess of known unknowns.


Bringing Down the Muslim Brotherhood

An Islamist power grab has given Egypt's secular opposition an opening to shape their country's political future.


The Tale of the Kidnapped Princeling

How critical can the powerful be of the truly powerful in modern China?

The Complex

The Pentagon is tweaking the cyber capabilities it wants from the services

In a move that may increase funding and organizational reshuffling of the U.S. military's cyber forces, the Joint Chiefs of Staff and the Office of ...


See Tom Donilon discuss the toughest challenges in U.S. foreign policy

C-Span has uploaded video of National Security Advisor Tom Donilon's remarks at yesterday's "Transformational Trends" forum cohosted by Foreign Policy and the State Department's Policy ...

The E-Ring

Johnson’s UK tour not an AG audition, source says

Jeh Johnson, the Pentagon’s top lawyer and apparent short-lister to be the next attorney general, goes to London a few weeks after the election and ...

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