Topic: National Defense University
Democracy activists in Egypt are on the defensive after a series of authoritarian crackdowns. Pushback is a common trait of democratic transitions. Yet democratic reforms are vital if Egypt is to achieve real social and economic progress. Reformers must organize quickly, for the long-term.
04/15/2011 11:10 am
In his speech about Libya last night, President Obama articulated his thinking about intervention quite clearly – and it's quite clearly unacceptable.
03/29/2011 12:03 pm
President Obama emphasized humanitarian goals in Libya and made it clear he wants the Qaddafi regime to fall. But he also insisted that regime change was not a goal of the coalition action, per se.
03/29/2011 10:20 am
Until now, President Obama has been reluctant to make a major speech on Libya. Now, he's scheduled to speak on the Libya mission Monday, previewed in his Saturday radio address.
03/26/2011 02:14 pm
Pentagon training of foreign military officers in the US may be the best investment in democracy. Thousands of Egyptian officers have been exposed to US democratic values, Will those officers now stick with Mubarak?
02/03/2011 04:14 pm
The US State Department has pushed employees toward "digital diplomacy" with Twitter and iPhone apps, but the department has banned all employees from using WikiLeaks.
12/01/2010 04:16 pm
The Pentagon is dependent upon contractors in the Afghanistan war. But many of the security companies are undermining – or even working against –the US war effort.
10/21/2010 03:03 pm
Obama's Iraq speech Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET will be a balancing act. The majority of Americans say the Iraq war was a mistake, but others say this isn't the time to end the US combat role.
08/31/2010 06:10 pm
China military exercise in the East China Sea was not a provocation at the US and South Korea, according to Chinese officials.
06/29/2010 12:31 pm
Recent visits to Latin America by China's Hu Jintao and Russia'a Dmitry Medvedev underscore how sometime US rivals are competing for business and geopolitical influence in the US's backyard.
04/23/2010 02:26 pm