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Assad y el síndrome del supervillano

No contento con exterminar lentamente a la  oposición y continuar la despoblación masiva de su país, el presidente sirio, Bashar Assad, aparentemente se vio obligado a lanzar un flagrante ataque con armas químicas en un suburbio de Damasco que mató a cientos, si no miles. Si este tipo de comportamiento de supervillano le suena familiar, […]

By John Norris | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Supervillain Syndrome

Why dictators like Assad just can't quit while they're ahead.

By John Norris | Monday, August 26, 2013

Foggy Bottom Review

The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?

By John Norris | Tuesday, August 20, 2013

The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development Solutions

USAID article icon Issue Brief A series of seismic changes are fundamentally altering how we should think about the relationship between public and private flows targeted at promoting development.

By John Podesta and John Norris | Wednesday, August 14, 2013

APB for the APB

John Norris takes a look back at Samantha Power's work during her tenure at the National Security Staff—namely, the Atrocities Prevention Board.

By John Norris | Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Leading from Nowhere

John Norris writes about the U.S. response to the current political situation in Egypt.

By John Norris | Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Atrocities Prevention Board

Rwanda massacre book_alt2 icon Report With the Atrocities Prevention Board having just completed its first anniversary, it's time to take a look at its accomplishments, challenges, and potential for growth.

By John Norris and Annie Malknecht | Thursday, June 13, 2013

The World in 2030

John Norris writes about why the U.N. goal to end extreme poverty by 2030 might be achievable.

By John Norris | Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ship Storm

There may be valid reasons to question the wisdom of reforming U.S. food aid. But saving the Merchant Marine isn't one of them.

By John Norris | Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The Ghost of Iraq

John Norris discusses how the United States' differing approaches to Iraq and Syria have served to make our intentions unclear to the international community.

By John Norris | Wednesday, May 1, 2013

American Assistance Is Spread Too Widely

John Norris examines issues with U.S. military training and assistance to foreign armies

By John Norris | Monday, April 8, 2013

Left Hook

Here are five ways the GOP can outflank President Obama on foreign policy.

By John Norris | Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Turdblossom to the Rescue?

John Norris analyses the role of the Tea Party in CPAC's foreign policy.

By John Norris | Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Let Them Eat Subsidies

The Obama administration could revolutionize aid and save billions—if only Congress would stand up to the farm lobby.

By John Norris | Friday, March 1, 2013

Ending Extreme Poverty in Our Time?

John Norris explains how the United States can work with its allies to end extreme poverty in the next two decades.

By John Norris | Thursday, February 14, 2013