Month: July 2011

  • Compassion and political advertising: the RNC's new China ad

    Evan Osnos pointed out a new advertisement that apparently marks the first use of China as a political tool in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. The advertisement imagines a future in which Barack Obama is reelected and paints a picture of increasing unemployment and higher debt to China. Leave aside the irony of claiming debt […]

  • Does 'grand strategy' still matter?

    At NBR, my interview with Carnegie Endowment’s Ashley Tellis recently went live. Perhaps my favorite exchange from the talk was his response to my question about the value of “grand strategy,” which it seems to me can mean different things to different people. I think Tellis makes a reasonable argument for taking a broad view […]

  • Environment Wednesdays?

    At Infopolitics, I just posted the first of what may be many lists of recent links. I may do the same here, but I’ve tired of the format. Maybe each day of the week will get a theme, too. Anyway, here’s a link on a U.S. supplier polluting Chinese rivers. Greenpeace has found that […]