Egyptian Elections: Is the Revolution Over?
Before the news of Hosni Mubarak’s impending death dominated the news cycle, the real issue on Egypt is what happened in the past week. On Thursday, Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional Court effectively dissolved parliament.
Drones, Special Operations and Whimsical Wars
Asked last week on 60 Minutes how many shooting wars the United States is in, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta took a moment to answer. He eventually said we are going after Al Qaeda in Pakistan and its “nodes” in Somalia, Yemen and North Africa.
Iran: Pearl Harbor Redux?
The author’s views are his own and do not represent those of the Air War College, the air force or the Department of Defense.
Pushing Ukraine Back to the Soviet Union?
Ukraine scored a historic upset in their first Euro 2012 soccer match yesterday, creating a rare celebratory and unifying atmosphere in the country.
About that Pivot to Asia
At the start of his long journey across Asia, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta told the Shangri-La Security Dialogue that the United States would play a greater role in the security of the Asia-Pacific region.
Yemen, Drones and the Imperial Presidency
Based on a broad theory of executive power, President Obama, and possibly his successor, has the authority to
U.S. Should Stop Obsessing about North Korea
Recent satellite photos indicating that North Korea is upgrading a launch facility have led to a flurry of speculation that Pyongyang may be developing a capability to build and test sophisticated, longer-range missiles.
Time to Suspend Sanctions on Zimbabwe
The U.S. dollar may risk losing its status as the world’s reserve currency, but American dollars are a hot item in Zimbabwe. Three years ago that nation’s economy was in crisis. Hyperinflation made economic life almost impossible. The government issued a 100 trillion (Zimbabwe) dollar note—the highest denomination of money ever printed anywhere.