World Report

November 2012


Congress Must Preserve Current Defense Budget in Fiscal Cliff Deal

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Patrick Christy and Evan Moore are senior policy analysts at the Foreign Policy Initiative.

Please note that the Foreign Policy Initiative will be holding its annual forum on Tuesday, November 27 at the Newseum. You can RSVP here.

Recent news reports suggest that some lawmakers in Washington are ...

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foreign policy
defense spending
Obama, Barack
Congress
fiscal cliff
sequestration
military

Obama Should Negotiate a European Free Trade Agreement

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Frances G. Burwell is the vice president and director of Transatlantic Relations Program at Atlantic Council.

If President Barack Obama had run for re-election in Europe, he would have been overwhelmingly re-elected—in seven major countries, fewer than 10 percent would have voted for Mitt Romney. In ...

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foreign policy
European Union
Obama, Barack
global economy
international trade
trade
debt

The Dangers of the Coming North Korean Famine

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Andrew S. Natsios is an executive professor at the George H.W. Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, and the author of Sudan, South Sudan and Darfur: What Everyone Needs to Know. Natsios served as administrator of the U.S.

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national security
national security terrorism and the military
foreign policy
North Korea
South Korea
China
Kim Jong Il
Kim Jong Un

The Media's National Security Double Standard

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Daniel Gallington is the senior policy and program adviser at the George C. Marshall Institute in Arlington, Va. He served in senior national security policy positions in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Department of Justice, and as general counsel for the U.S. Senate Select Committee ...

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foreign policy
national security
Bush, George W.
9/11
terrorism
bin Laden, Osama
Obama, Barack
Obama administration
Pakistan
Afghanistan
politics

5 Foreign Policy Challenges Obama Can Tackle From Home

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Robert Nolan is an editor at the Foreign Policy Association and producer of the Great Decisions in Foreign Policy television series on PBS. 

While foreign policy had a brief moment in the sun during this past election cycle, Americans are still clearly, and rightly, preoccupied with the challenges ...

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foreign policy
Obama, Barack
defense spending
China
European Union
economy
global economy
Mexico

The Defense Budget Challenges Obama Faces

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Michael P. Noonan is the director of the program on national security at the Foreign Policy Research Institute in Philadelphia, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

The results of last night's election ensure that there will not be radical departures from recent discussions surrounding the ...

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foreign policy
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
defense spending
Department of Defense
deficit and national debt
federal budget

Fact Checking President Barack Obama’s Defense Claims

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Robert Zarate is policy director of the Foreign Policy Initiative in Washington, D.C.

In recent weeks, President Barack Obama has repeatedly—and incorrectly—claimed that Mitt Romney's plans for defense will increase Pentagon spending by $2 trillion more than military leaders actually prefer over the ...

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foreign policy
2012 presidential election
Iran
Obama, Barack
Romney, Mitt
defense spending

Three Ways Obama and Romney Are the Same on Foreign Policy

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Heather Hurlburt is the executive director of the National Security Network in Washington, D.C. Heather previously served in the Clinton administration as speechwriter to the president, and as speechwriter and policy planning staff for Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Warren Christopher.

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Romney, Mitt
War in Afghanistan (2001-)
foreign policy
Obama, Barack
2012 presidential election
Iran
Middle East