Article of the Day: An Unworthy Ally

An Unworthy Ally Continuing with my weekly series of articles on Pakistan, here is a fascinating piece in Foreign Affairs arguing that rather than upping American assistance to Pakistan, Washington should disengage in an effort to change Islamabad’s behavior. The argument is predicated on the notion that Pakistan – driven by its military and the ISI (Pakistan’s […]

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School lunches around the world

There was an interesting Buzzfeed post today about school lunches around the world.  It’s really worth looking at.  I think there are some very interesting observations to make about foreign policy.  Beyond the obvious cultural differences, there are some interesting hints about economic development.  Obviously these are limited examples, yet you can see that countries […]

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Matches, Mistrals, and Moscow: The Politics of Sanctions

British Prime Minister David Cameron’s Conservative Party was criticized this weekend for accepting a 160,000GBP donation from a Russia Oligarch with close ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.  This adds to a week where European governments have had to weigh foreign policy decisions against domestic considerations. Following the tragic downing of MH17, Europe has resorted […]

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