Crude (Oil) Politics
Let's look at some of the causes and consequences of delaying the Keystone XL decision.
The Face of America | 2.1.14
us place there,” Mt. Rushmore's sculptor wrote, “as close to heaven as
we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what
manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will
endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.”
A Little Boy's Big Question | 12.22.13
Christmas morning brings many surprises.
A Confused and Confusing Foreign Policy | 9.4.13
recently said that the administration’s approach to the
chemical-weapons attacks in Syria “is
grounded in facts, informed by conscience and guided by common sense.” It's a pity the administration didn’t
follow that formula in crafting a broader policy response to the Arab Spring.
Silver Lining in Afghanistan? | May/June 2013
Afghanistan has an abundance of rare-earth elements, but does it have the institutions needed to develop its rare-earth riches?
Drone Wars: Risks and Warnings | Winter/Spring 2013
unmanned aircraft beginning to dislodge manned platforms from the
important role they have played in national defense since World War II,
we are witnessing a revolution in the skies. This drone revolution
promises many benefits, but there are also drawbacks to this nascent
unmanned air force—drawbacks that few policymakers have contemplated.
Just as drone detractors need to acknowledge what unmanned combat aerial
vehicles (UCAVs) bring to the table, UCAV advocates need to acknowledge
the negative implications--constitutional, political, geo-strategic,
geo-political--of drone warfare.