Foreign Affairs


A Little Commentary

CNN: “BRIC leaders: IMF, World Bank has ‘legitimacy deficits’” The BRIC nations — a term coined by Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs in 2003 as the group of the fastest…

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Events in Bishkek

It’s been rather nerve wracking to see events unfold in Kyrgyzstan and to be on the phone with friends talking while there’s gunfire in the background. I am planning on…

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Solidarity

New York Times: “Putin Visits Venezuela to Discuss Oil and Arms” Mr. Putin’s one-day visit built on a relationship rooted in billions of dollars of Russian arms sales to Venezuela…

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A Few People Are Having Second Thoughts on the Iraq War, It Seems….

Watch the admission at Cato@LibertyGOP Congressmen: Most Republicans Now Think Iraq War Was a Mistake

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Latin America: A Brighter Future for Colombia Liberty, and Power Failure for Venezuelan Dictatorship?, OR, Enduring Democracy and Limited Government

The Colombian Constitutional Court has put a stop to the principle of “President for Life” (BBC: “Colombian judges deny Alvaro Uribe third term poll“) A Power Failure for Chavez (BBC:…

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An Outstanding Short Essay on Cuba

“Libertarian” Playboy Mag Hates Choice, Loves Authentic Communism by Michael C. Moynihan includes, as a bonus, Moynihan’s interview with Gorki Aguila of the Cuban band Porno Para Ricardo.

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My Case for Free Trade in Caijing, China’s Leading Magazine of Economic Policy

One of China’s most prestigious and influential magazines, Caijing, today ran my article on free trade: “Weaken Our Trade Barriers: It is not only America’s leaders who are erring, Chinese…

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Democracy and “Islamist” Parties

From Foreign Policy: “The Islamists Are Not Coming: Religious parties in the Muslim world are hardly the juggernauts they’ve been made out to be,” by Charles Kurzman and Ijlal Naqvi.

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An Iranian in Germany on Events in Iran

From the Wall Street Journal Europe: “The West’s Betrayal of Iran: Europe’s ‘dialogue’ with the mullahs is just camouflage to cover up the trade and appeasement,” by Saba Farzan I…

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The Centrality of Central Asia

The Wilson Quarterly has an excellent short article, “Rediscovering Central Asia,” by S. Frederick Starr, that offers an overview of contributions to human culture that emerged from Central Asia and…

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