The Daily Oregonian (07/12) cites Parag Khanna on the negatives of Foreign Aid.
Philadelphia Enquirer (07/11) quotes Peter Bergen on Al Qaeda's continuing decline.
Telegraph India (07/11) cites Jeffrey Lewis on India's nuclear program.
Democracy Arsenal (07/08) cites Parag Khanna on the rise of the E.U.
The Las Vegas Sun (07/07) quotes Sherle Scwhenninger on the dire state of the housing market.
New York Times (07/07) features Michael Cohen discussing Obama's stance on patriotism.
Washington Post (07/06) quotes Peter Bergen on Al Qaeda's continuing decline.
Sify (07/02) features Jeffrey Lewis analyzing India's nuclear strategy.
A few hours ago I hosted the release of the Terror Free Tomorrow/New America Foundation public attitude survey of Pakistan. The whole event can be viewed here. The report is here.
The poll goes into depth in many areas, with some striking results: more than 50% of Pakistanis support negotiations with the Taliban and al-Qaeda. The United States is more feared as a threat to individual security than India. China is loved with an 82% favorable rating. Nawaz Sharif has an 86% approval rating. Musharraf is down to 23%.
Ken Ballen, president of Terror Free Tomorrow, summed up the findings well. View his comments here. Ken said the poll really strikes at the heart of three myths: that anti-American feelings do not matter; that we cannot change attitudes toward the U.S. anyway; and that they hate us for our freedoms. According to this polling, anti-americanism is driving political preferences, there are clear things the U.S. can do to improve our standing, and its the policies we pursue, not our passport, that piss people off.
The American Prospect (05/01) features Parag Khanna discussing the "second world's" growing influence.
The Project on Middle East Democracy (05/01) quotes Steve Clemons' critique of U.S. foreign policy.
Just in case you were hoping that Defense Secretary Robert Gates' speech at the University of Kansas represented a real turning point in how the current Administration thinks about the formation and substance of foreign policy, Jeffrey Lewis, director of New America's Nuclear Strategy and Non-Proliferation Initiative, shows evidence to the contrary. Blogging at ArmsControlWonk, Jeffrey uncovers two more incidents of counter-productive arrogance, this time having to do with the India nuclear deal.
Want to know one reason that I hate the US-India nuclear deal?
The House Committee on Foreign Affairs asked 40 questions about the US-India Nuclear Deal, to which the State Department provided unclassified answers that it refuses to release to the public.
Daryl Kimball and Sharon Squassoni, now joined by Fred McGoldrick and Henry Sokolski, have been asking the State Department to drop what described as a “gag order” and release the responses.
That would be offensive enough, of course, but the story got more irritating today.