The Nelson Report on Bhutto Assassination



Chris Nelson is correct that while the world is debating the state of democracy in Pakistan — the military and intel elites are worried about what they should be concerned about — the nukes. Here is today’s Nelson Report in full: The Nelson Report, 27 December 2007 PAKISTAN SITUATION. . .predictable? Nukes safe. . ….

Implications of the Zbigniew Brzezinski-Anthony Lake Divide



I am a fan of Zbigniew Brzezinski and generally agree with him that in order to get America’s national security portfolio back together — we have to be wary of seductive assertions that the U.S. can easily manipulate political realities in a place like Pakistan in pursuit of platitudes.

Obama Amends the Europe Travel Story



Recently, I wrote about my own surprise that Barack Obama had not called together a policy or issue-oriented hearing in his role as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee/Subcommittee on Europe. I followed this up with a piece that explored what various presidential candidates were reporting on their travel.

Iowa Poll: Hillary Pulling Ahead of Pack



I thought that Hillary Clinton and Obama were basically tied in Iowa — with Obama with a bit of an edge. Then I saw a poll suggesting Edwards was surging and might take the prize. A new poll, however, shows Hillary Clinton with a “stunning double-digit lead over her nearest rival among likely Democratic caucus-goers.