Monthly Archives: March 2011

Winning the Future by Drilling the Hell Out of It

President Obama unveiled an energy policy yesterday, and the reviews have been unkind. Ezra Klein lamented that the president’s plan “says less about how we’ll solve our energy problems than how we’ve resigned ourselves to not solving them.” David Roberts … Continue reading

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The Libya Vote and the Future of Global Governance

Regardless of where you come down on the Libya intervention, the way the decision came about—a broad world consensus followed by swift action at the Security Council under Chapter VII of the UN Charter—is pretty extraordinary, and represents a resuscitation … Continue reading

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No-Fly Zones and Regime Change

Notwithstanding my ultimate support for this intervention in Libya, I have plenty of concerns, the thrust of which are outlined in this post. They mostly deal with the difficulty of envisioning the endgame, and the threat of protracted stalemate. To … Continue reading

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Libya and the Double Standard

One common argument against the war in Iraq was our seemingly uneven application of our professed interests and values throughout the world. One often heard from critics: “If, post-9/11, we can no longer allow dictators to destabilize the world, why … Continue reading

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Peter King on Sympathizing With Terrorists

I’ve visited the fascinating case of Rep. Peter T. King before. Irish-American terror-fighting congressman from New York who writes crime novels starring a fictional intrepid Irish-American terror-fighting congressman from New York. But as I noted at the time, the most … Continue reading

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It’s a Crude, Crude World

The Post has an interesting piece on the debate about tapping the U.S. strategic petroleum reserves in response to the supply disruptions and price hikes stemming from Libyan unrest. The relevant 1975 legislation that established the reserves says that the … Continue reading

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No Woman, No-Fly

The title actually makes no sense but it was sort of irresistible. At Foreign Policy Tom Ricks has an essential list of considerations for anyone trying to think through the implications of establishing a no-fly zone in Libya. The first … Continue reading

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