TWN in France: Strauss-Kahn Favored Socialist Candidate for 2012 Prez Election



Dominique Strauss-Kahn is one of Europe’s premier political operators. Scandals and intrigue seem to add to his mystique, at least when it comes to French politics. A poll was released today in France indicating that among Democratic Socialists, Strauss-Kahn is favored by 33% of those questioned. Segolene Royal pulled 14%. Bertrand Delanoe 13%.

Guest Post by Leo Hindery, C. Payne Lucas, Jerry Climer: Liberia – The Perfect Foreign Assistance Test Case



The authors were members of the HELP Commission which in December 2007 made recommendations to Congress for the reform of U.S. Foreign Assistance. Leo Hindery, Jr. is chairman of the Smart Globalization Initiative at New America Foundation and a media industry executive; C.

Guest Post by Anya Landau French: Breaking with President Bush



Anya Landau French is the research director for the New America Foundation/U.S.-Cuba 21st Century Policy Initiative. President George W. Bush pursued what has been described as the most aggressive U.S. trade policy ever. No country was too large or small to negotiate new and better market access for U.S. exports. Except, of course, Cuba.