Monthly Archive: September, 2014

John Oliver investigates the chilling details of the U.S. drone program

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John Olliver’s Last Week Tonight does a good job of explaining exactly why Americans should be concerned about our drone program.  He draws on the Bureau of Investigative Journalism as a resource, as did… Continue reading

Midterm Mashup: The ISIS Ripple Effect

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There are less than two months to go before the  midterm elections, the deteriorating situation in the Middle East is posing a problem for Democrat and Republican candidates alike. When the president announced… Continue reading

Waiting For The Next President

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Saleh El Machnouk is a Mason Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a rising star in Lebanese politics. A former teacher, activist, and political commentator, Machnouk was one of the earliest… Continue reading

The War Has Never Stopped

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The theatrics of war declarations and congressional resolutions can make it appear as if the United States is only just now restarting direct involvement in conflicts in the Middle East.  President Obama claimed… Continue reading

There and Back Again

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Our foreign policy debate masks the real danger we face — ourselves. Otto von Bismarck, the Iron Chancellor of Germany, is reputed to have said, “God has a special providence for fools, drunks,… Continue reading

5 Things to Know About ISIS

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Is there a difference between ISIS and ISIL? ISIS is to ISIL as Prince is to “The Artist Formerly Known as Prince.” Translated from Arabic, ISIS stands for The Islamic State of Iraq… Continue reading

Coverage This Week: Iraq, ISIS and Our Foreign Policy

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Last Wednesday, President Obama became the fourth US leader in a row to order air strikes against targets in Iraq. That Obama — recipient of the 2009 Nobel Peace Price, 2008 anti-war candidate,… Continue reading

Introducing…

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What Party is Selina Meyer and Does it Matter?

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Is Selina Meyer a Democrat or a Republican? Veep, a television series for HBO, was created by Armando Iannucci to show what happens behind the scenes of the Vice President’s office. In the… Continue reading