Colonial Ethnography Alive and Well at Fox



Signs in Arabic, Tamazight and French outside of Tizi Ouzou, Algeria. This post originally appeared at The Majlis Blog. A recent Fox News blog post advertising the possibility of a “new ally in the war against al-Qaeda” stopped me dead in my tracks. The article suggests that the U.S.

The International Round-Up: Brits, Australia, Indonesia, China and Norway



China America is going to experiment with a tougher line with China. Helene Cooper has a very insightful piece in today’s New York Times (which is great despite quoting this writer) that notes that the Clinton and GW Bush administrations started off badly with China and then moved into a smoother course.

Really?? Leading Israelis Say 2-State Solution Only Way Forward & Ties with USA Never Better



This is a guest note by National Security Network Deputy Director Joel Rubin who is blogging this week from the famed Herziliya Conference on behalf of Democracy Arsenal, Huffington Post and The Washington Note. Rubin can also be followed on Twitter @JoelMartinRubin.

LIVE STREAM: The Afghanistan Conference – A New Strategy?


The New America Foundation/American Strategy Program is hosting an event TODAY from 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm featuring Dr. Andreas Schockenhoff, Member of the German Bundestag and Deputy Chairman of the CDU/CSU Parliamentary Group. Dr. Schockenhoff will provide a European perspective on NATO’s strategy in Afghanistan following last week’s conference in London.

What Are The New Baseline Global Interests?



(President Barack Obama talks with Mike Froman, Deputy National Security Advisor for International Economic Affairs, during the afternoon session of the G-20 Pittsburgh Summit at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh, Penn., Sept. 25, 2009. Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) Former Special Assistant to U.N.