Foreign Affairs


I So Hope for an Improvement

For four years a young man I know was in prison for insulting the president of Egypt. I so hope that that president is booted out forever. I also hope…

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Free Trade on the Occasion of President Hu’s Visit

My television interview (with call-ins and emails from China) on Voice of America on January 18, 2011.

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Referendum in Kyrgyzstan

The referendum is about to begin in Kyrgyzstan, to choose a new constitution which, despite its flaws, will put greater limits on presidential power and, it is hoped, avoid authoritarianism…

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Libertarians in Kyrgyzstan Spearhead Peace Campaign, Help Victims of Violence: You Can Help, Too

Kyrgyz libertarians are leading a series of coordinated voluntary efforts to provide emergency aid to the victims of the vicious attacks of the last few days in their country and…

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A Horror

The trade embargo against the people of Gaza is itself a crime, and the incompetence and avoidable deadly violence of the Israeli authorities in dealing with the aid flotilla are…

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Roots of the Greek Crisis

Explained by Experts Takis Michas and Patrick Welter I’ve known both Takis and Patrick for years and it was great to have them both together in D.C. to talk about…

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Bush and Obama are soooooo Jealous

Kazakhstan Boosts President’s Powers ALMATY, Kazakhstan—Kazakhstan’s parliament was poised Wednesday to declare President Nursultan Nazarbayev “leader of the nation” for life and grant him immunity from criminal prosecution and extensive…

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Bakiyev in Belarus

The background: “Ousted Kyrgyz leader Kurmanbek Bakiyev ‘in Belarus’” “Ousted Kyrgyz President Charged With Mass Murder” And a brilliant parodic use of old material: Bakiyev with Lukashenko

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