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Privatization of Space? and Big Banks in Foreign Policy with Nomi Prins

Source: Boom Bust

Our lead story: This past Monday, SpaceX was scheduled to launch a cargo rocket into space to carry five thousand pounds of supplies up to the International Space Station. 102 more words


Stephen Walt: The "Special Relationship" and what has changed since "The Israel Lobby" Book

Presentation at the National Summit to Reassess the U.S.-Israel “Special Relationship” on March 7, 2014 at the National Press Club.

Stephen M. Walt is professor of International Affairs at Harvard University; previously taught at Princeton University, University of Chicago; consultant for the Institute of Defense Analyses, the Center for Naval Analyses, and the National Defense University. 63 more words

Don't Forget About Jordan!

Jordan may finally be getting the attention it deserves.

Two recent articles in the New York Times (here and here) and one more in Foreign Policy ( 181 more words


Afghanistan take 2

Oh yeah, this is definitely going to end well! No repeat of Afghanistan whatsoever, what with the overthrow of the dictator followed by the massive civil war between different factions and then the rise of an even bloodier dictator. 123 more words

Three Reasons the New Ukraine Deal May Not Last

The ink wasn’t yet dry on Thursday’s diplomatic deal to calm the crisis in eastern Ukraine before the Obama administration began casting doubt on it. Secretary of State John Kerry, who helped broker the deal in Geneva with Russia, Ukraine, and the European Union, warned that it was only “words on paper.” President Obama… 738 more words