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Carter Nomination Sets Up Senate Critique of Obama Policies

President Barack Obama Friday nominated Ash Carter to succeed Chuck Hagel as the next defense secretary, capping a week of uncertainty about who will fill ...

Daniel W. Drezner

A Short Q&A on Sanctioning Iran

So I see that Secretary of State John Kerry's efforts to brief the Senate on why it should cool it with the Iran sanctions did ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why John Bolton Makes Me Jolly

In Politico, Maggie Haberman reports about a possible new foreign policy super PAC on the scene:  Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton is forming a super PAC ...

Daniel W. Drezner

On Syria, You Say Bureaucratic Politics, I Say Realism — Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off

Your humble blogger has been banging on for well over a year that a very brutal form of realpolitik was guiding the Obama administration's Syria ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Does The Credibility Fairy Exist in Domestic Politics?

For the past month or so, your humble blogger has been preoccupied with questions about just how much "credibility" matters in world politics.  And for ...

Daniel W. Drezner

An Open Letter to Foreign Leaders Worried About the U.S. Debt Ceiling

Dear Rest of the World, Hi there.  Let's get some preliminaries out of the way.  First off, I'm really sorry about the whole U.S. government ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Unsolved Mysteries of American Politics

Joshua Green has a story in BusinessWeek that touches on a familiar theme:  the declining influence of business interests over the Republican Party.  Green, however, ...

Daniel W. Drezner

American Politics 101, R.I.P.

The U.S. federal government continues to stay shut down, and analysts are beginning to realize that the current crisis will soon ensnare the debt-ceiling vote ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Why the U.S. should treat the proposed Syria deal as a gift from the gods

Well, quite a bit has happened on Syria in the last twenty-four hours.  It started with an offhand suggestion by John Kerry that Syria could ...

Daniel W. Drezner

Hooray for craven political self-interest!!

As the congressional debate on Syria plods along, Politico's Alex Isenstadt and James Hohmann observe that some formerly hawkish Republicans are sounding a very different ...

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