Category: Foreign Policy

Exclusive: Top Lawmaker Proposes Cuts to Rwanda Aid

April 2nd, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Timothy Longman 0 comments

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Timothy Longman, College of Arts & Sciences, African Studies Center

After a string of assassination attempts on Rwandan dissidents, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee is proposing cuts to American aid to the central African country as part of a broader overhaul of Washington’s relationship with Kigali…

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“Rwanda has virtually no natural resources and so is heavily dependent upon foreign aid and investment, much of which comes from the United States. We thus have considerable influence in Rwanda, if we choose to use it.”

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Will Syrian Civil War Mark End to American Militarism?

February 4th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

When President Barack Obama spoke from the White House last September to rally a war-weary nation behind limited strikes against Syria, the vast power he wielded as commander-in-chief seemed more curse than blessing…

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“The lesson that many Americans drew from those nearly simultaneous events was that we had war figured out, and had achieved such a level of military dominance that it would be our strong suit throughout the post-Cold War era. That notion that military power provides a way to fix problems decisively and quickly took hold in our national psyche, and it carried over into our politics.”

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Cuba asserts American vision without US

January 30th, 2014 in 2014, BBC, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, Paul Webster Hare 0 comments

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Paul Webster Hare, College of Arts & Sciences

This week, Cuba was converted into the focal point of Latin America and the Caribbean…

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“CELAC’s creation and the chairmanship for Cuba is a legacy of Hugo Chavez’s vision of a Latin America without the US.”

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The misuse of American might, and the price it pays

January 12th, 2014 in 2014, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Los Angeles Times, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

The U.S. military is like the highly skilled, gadget-toting contractor who promises to give your kitchen a nifty makeover in no time whatsoever…

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Best of Frenemies

January 6th, 2014 in 2014, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers, Newsweek 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

Pakistan and the United States aren’t allies – they “just pretend to be allies.”…

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A diplomacy of friend-making

January 4th, 2014 in 2014, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

Much as it is difficult to resist the temptation of writing on affairs more current, one needs to pick up where we left off last week: Does Pakistan have friends?…

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Does Pakistan have friends?

December 28th, 2013 in 2013, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

Umberto Eco – the Italian novelist, essayist and literary critic – is amongst the most engaging and inventive writers alive today…

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The Most Magnificent Delusion

December 24th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Husain Haqqani, Newsmakers 0 comments

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Husain Haqqani, College of Arts & Sciences

In April 1977, an embattled Zulfikar Ali Bhutto delivered a fiery anti-American speech to Pakistan’s parliament…

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Not all is wrong in Pakistan

December 21st, 2013 in 2013, Adil Najam, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors 0 comments

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By Adil Najam, College of Arts & Sciences

Not all is wrong in Pakistan. Of course, this does not mean that all is right. Or even that most is right…

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With Iran, Obama can end America’s long war for the Middle East

December 6th, 2013 in 2013, Andrew Bacevich, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Foreign Policy, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Washington Post 0 comments

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By Andrew Bacevich, College of Arts & Sciences

What Jimmy Carter began, Barack Obama is ending…

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