Monthly Archives: January 2013

Turtle Bay

Brahimi’s Plan C for Syria

U.N.-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has hit an impasse in his efforts to promote a Syrian political transition that would ultimately lead to President Bashar ...

The E-Ring

Hagel faces hostile, sometimes awkward, GOP opposition in confirmation hearing

By the seventh hour, the E-Ring had lost count of how many times Chuck Hagel had told the Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) that he ...


In the Army Now

A veteran on why her daughter should sign up.

By Other Means

The Contagion Effect

Is the media fueling military suicides?

Marc Lynch

Talking Egyptian democracy

 Or my Alt-Title:  What We Talk About When We Talk About Supporting Egyptian Democracy.  This post is simply to point my blog readers over to ...


Putin meme accountability watch: No, he did not hire Boyz II Men to make Russians have sex

You may have seen via social media today that the Moscow Times is reporting that Vladimir Putin has hired Boyz II Men to play a ...

The Complex

Not much talk of the ‘greatest national security threat’ during Hagel’s hearing

So President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the Defense Department, former Nebraska Sen.  Chuck Hagel,  called cyber attacks against critical infrastructure or government networks as ...

The E-Ring

Spotted at Hagel confirmation: job-seeking Pentagon staffers, key backers

Several members of Chuck Hagel’s transition team, all of them potential staffers in a Hagel-led Pentagon, watched the confirmation intently from the front rows of ...

The Cable

Clinton says farewell at CFR

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave the final major speech of her tenure Thursday to a packed house at the Council of Foreign Relations' offices ...

Christian Caryl

The First Lab Results Are In

Democracy Lab is celebrating its first anniversary. Here are some of the things we've learned over the past year -- and where we're headed in year two.

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