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New York Times Editorial Board: Foreign policy, defense policy; Ferris professor of journalism at Princeton University, Fall 2013

Lessons From the Past on Negotiating with Iran

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Republicans in Congress have gotten a lot of mileage, and headlines, out of being glibly contemptuous of the Iran nuclear deal. Some of them charged on Thursday, with barely disguised disgust, that President Obama and his negotiating team were "fleeced" and "bamboozled" by the Iranians who will gain access to $50 billion in assets now frozen in overseas banks and be able to pursue a civilian nuclear energy program if they abide by the agreement.

In Israel, Some Support the Iran Deal

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — As far as Americans go, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pretty much drowned out other Israeli voices on the nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers. He has called it a "historic mistake." On Wednesday, his ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer, met 40 conservative members of Congress as part of a full-court Israeli push to persuade American lawmakers to vote down the accord.

When Will Chuck Schumer Weigh In on Iran?

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Journalists don't usually have to ask Senator Chuck Schumer for his opinions. The New York Democrat, who is the front-runner to become his party's leader in the Senate after Senator Harry Reid retires, has a well-deserved reputation for being all too eager to share, and often overshare, his views on issues large and small.

How to Get Smart About Iran

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — With less than a week to go before the June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal between Iran and the major powers, there is an intensifying debate in Washington about the strengths and weaknesses of any agreement that might emerge.
Jun 25, 2015

NYT Editorial Board blog: How to Get Smart About Iran nyti.ms/1NfWBUB

An Optimist’s View of Russia

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — With his invasion of Crimea, deployment of troops and weapons to eastern Ukraine and ruthless oppression at home, President Vladimir Putin of Russia has steered his country far off the democratic track. The promise of the early 1990s, when the collapse of the Soviet Union seemed to usher in a new era of rights and freedoms, is over.
Jun 17, 2015

NYT editorial board blog: An Optimist’s View of Russia nyti.ms/1MMdUMw

Jeb Bush’s Learning Curve on Russia

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — Few world leaders are easier to criticize these days than President Vladimir Putin of Russia. There can be no defense of his decision to annex Crimea, worsen Ukraine's civil war by sending troops and weapons to the eastern region and threaten nuclear responses if NATO tries to deter his aggression.

Obama’s Jarring Honesty on Iraq

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — "We don't yet have a complete strategy," President Obama told a news conference on Monday at the conclusion of a G-7 meeting in Germany. The words were jarring, coming a year into the fight against the Islamic State, and gave critics, including Republican presidential candidates, a new reason to pounce.

Ahead of Election, Erdogan Cracks Down on Critics

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — It's three days before Turkey's hotly-contested parliamentary election on Sunday and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the strongman of Turkish politics, is feeling desperate. How else to explain his incessant and outlandish attacks against the media and other critics?

An Unsettling Report on Iran and North Korea

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — As the clock ticks down to a June 30 deadline for a nuclear deal with Iran, the news has emerged that North Korean nuclear and missile experts may (I emphasize may because I have seen no confirmation) have visited a military site near Tehran last month.

How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million

takingnote.blogs.nytimes.com — No government department gets what it wants more than the Pentagon. After 9/11, it had a virtual blank check to fight the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Even now, the top civilian and military leaders are lobbying Congress for a bigger budget in 2016 and many lawmakers are all too eager to indulge them.
May 22, 2015

A $36 million footnote in a $110 billion story of mostly wasted spending in Afghanistan nyti.ms/1BgoeGC Welcome to Rome, 400 A.D.

May 22, 2015

RT @jamesgibney: A $36 million footnote in a $110 billion story of mostly wasted spending in Afghanistan nyti.ms/1BgoeGC Welcome to Rome, 400 A.D.

May 23, 2015

NYT editorial board blog: How the Pentagon Wasted $36 Million nyti.ms/1BgoeGC

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RT @pollreport: Opinion of Donald Trump: Favorable 27% Unfavorable 59% Haven't heard enough 13% (Quinnipiac U., RV, 7/23-28) j.mp/1d4HZv9

Jul 31, 2015

Must read by Robin Wright: “Death to America!” and the Iran Deal newyorker.com/news/news-desk… via @newyorker

Jul 31, 2015

Reform is urgent before trust in vital security agency is lost:Glare of Video Shifting Public’s View of Police nyti.ms/1JUMHVw

Jul 31, 2015

NYT's Egan says: Most of the states with tighter gun laws have fewer gun deaths: Guns and the Two Americas nyti.ms/1I6v5HT

Jul 31, 2015

Tim Egan says The South is most violent region in US, has highest rate of gun ownership: Guns and the Two Americas nyti.ms/1I6v5HT

Jul 31, 2015

Jewish Arsonists Suspected in West Bank Attack That Killed Palestinian Toddler nyti.ms/1JUVNS9

Jul 31, 2015

New Britain’s Ceana Rodriguez winning all over world, sets sight on Olympics centralctcommunications.com/newbritainhera… via @townnews

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