Tiny-Levi
theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, dominoes.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, dominoes.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, a simple map.

theeconomist:

KAL’s cartoon: this week, a simple map.

The Truth About al Qaeda

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Bin Laden’s Files Revealed the Terrorists in Dramatic Decline

New information discovered in Osama bin Laden’s hideout in Pakistan suggests that the United States has been vastly overstating al Qaeda’s power for a full decade. The group appears to have spent more time dodging drone strikes and complaining about money than trying to get an atomic bomb. Read more here.

It’s Hard to Say Goodbye to Iraq

foreignaffairsmagazine:

Why the United States Should Withdraw this December

The White House has been pressuring Maliki to invite U.S. troops to stay in Iraq after the upcoming deadline for withdrawal. It should stop. There are no good reasons for the military to stay. Read more here.

Then… and now…

More free trade, less government!

statedept:

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, left, listens as she is introduced by Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Pangestu, right, before delivering her remarks at the Regional Entrepreneurship Summit in Nusa Dua, Bali, Indonesia, July 23, 2011. [AP Photo]

On July 23, 2011, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton joined Indonesian Trade Minister Mari Elka Pangestu to participate in the ASEAN Regional Entrepreneurship Summit in Bali, Indonesia. Secretary Clinton said:

“…I am delighted to participate in this first ASEAN Regional…

statedept:

Cambodian fishermen work on their wooden boats in the early morning on Mekong river near Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on June 20, 2010. [AP File Photo]

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivered remarks at the U.S.-Lower Mekong Ministerial Meeting in Bali, Indonesia, on July 22, 2011. Secretary Clinton said, “…We began this initiative two years ago to give rise to more frequent and effective cooperation among the Lower Mekong…