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Holbrooke's Legacy: The Power of Limited War

  • By
  • Romesh Ratnesar,
  • New America Foundation
January 3, 2011 |

The untimely death of Richard Holbrooke last month has occasioned numerous paeans to his signal professional achievement: the Dayton peace accords of 1995, which ended four years of war in Bosnia. To some of Holbrooke's admirers, that diplomatic masterstroke — as well as Holbrooke's quip, as he lay dying, that his doctors find a way to "stop the war in Afghanistan" — are rebukes to those who extol the virtues of American military power. It took negotiations to silence the guns in Bosnia; something similar, the thinking goes, will be required to quell the insurgency in Afghanistan.

Who Failed on Haiti's Recovery?

  • By
  • Romesh Ratnesar,
  • New America Foundation
January 10, 2011 |

One year ago, in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, Bill Clinton wrote in TIME that "given the right organization and support, Haiti could become a self-sustaining and successful country." That hasn't happened. Despite the best intentions of many around the world, including the former President himself, Haiti is still a basket case. Only 5% of the 675 million cu. ft. (19 million cu m) of rubble in Port-au-Prince has been removed from the streets. At least 1 million Haitians still live in tents. A preventable cholera epidemic has claimed more than 2,500 lives.

The New Republican Rules | TIME Magazine

January 6, 2011

The bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget has a full run-down and analysis, citing both positive budget-related provisions (the focus on ...

Hasta la Vista, Arnold: What Is Schwarzenegger's Legacy? | TIME Magazine

November 3, 2010

... Journalist and New America Foundation Fellow Joe Mathews believes the former Hollywood movie star has been a much better governor than his predecessor Davis. ...

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What Makes a School Great

  • By
  • Amanda Ripley,
  • New America Foundation
September 9, 2010 |

One Wednesday afternoon this summer, 55 young men and women filed into a dark movie theater for a private screening. Sundance  this was not. There was no Robert Redford, no Diesel swag. But this audience had one important qualification: sometime recently, they had all dropped out of high school. So for a movie about America's malfunctioning education system, it was an unusually qualified focus group.

To Teach Is To Serve | Time

September 9, 2010

Our cover stories by Amanda Ripley and John Cloud come at an inflection point for public education in America. The combination of falling test scores, ...

Best Blogs of 2010 | TIME Magazine

June 28, 2010

The Washington Note

If you want to hone your public-policy chops, the Washington Note, a blog by think-tank director Steve Clemons, is a good place to start. The Washington Note focuses on foreign policy with a mix of clips, articles and Clemons' own thoughtful analysis. The blog subscribes to the "less is more" ideal — there isn't a huge volume, and some days have little more than a single post. But what is there, you'll want to read.

How the Financial Crisis Has Undermined U.S. Power

  • By
  • Peter Beinart,
  • New America Foundation
June 21, 2010 |

When the White House announced its National Security Strategy last month, it titled it A Blueprint for Pursuing the World That We Seek. A better title might have been The Fun Is Definitely Over. The document used the phrase "hard choices" three times, called for "a disciplined approach to setting priorities" and predicted "trade-offs among competing programs and activities." The nature of those trade-offs was never spelled out, but the implication was clear: America doesn't have as much money and power as we once thought.

Pakistan Faces the Perils of Anti-Taliban Offensive | TIME Magazine

May 13, 2010

There have been 35 strikes so far this year, all but two of which struck targets in North Waziristan, compared to 53 throughout 2009, according to a tally kept by the Washington-based New America Foundation. ...

The 2010 TIME 100 | TIME

April 29, 2010

Microfinance seems simple: make small loans to the poor so they will have the capital to send their children to school, pay for health care, start a business. But lifting families from poverty also requires that they be able to protect their new assets — a home, a herd, a budding enterprise. The Global Assets Project, co-led by Michael Sherraden, offers things people in developed countries take as a given: savings accounts, insurance, investment capital. ...

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