Foreign Policy Watch

Geopolitical musings through a progressive lens …by Matt Eckel and Jeb Koogler

May 2, 2012
by Matt Eckel
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Brief Thought on Television Debates

Posting has been basically non-existent as the semester has piled project upon project in a compressed period of time. Quasi-regular blogging should return soon. There was a brief televised “debate” the other day between Paul Krugman and Ron Paul, in … Continue reading

March 2, 2012
by Matt Eckel
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Thoughts on Obama’s Iran Interview

For those who haven’t already, I’d encourage readers to check out Jeffrey Goldberg’s interview with President Obama published this morning over at the Atlantic. Whatever one thinks of Goldberg, he gets at some very important questions on the eve of … Continue reading

February 29, 2012
by Matt Eckel
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Note: AIDS is not Karma

Yesterday, perusing the Washington Post, I ran across this fascinating article/excerpt from Craig Timberg and Daniel Halperin on the origins of the HIV epidemic. Read the piece; it’s genuinely interesting. The argument in brief is that the particular confluence of … Continue reading