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February 18, 2011

The Other Rising Powers, Part 2:  South Africa


February 4, 2011

Egypt's Democracy Crisis:  What Cometh?


January 21, 2011

The Other Rising Powers, Part 1:  India

Reading Material:

"India," The World Factbook

"India's Rise, America's Interest," Foreign Affairs, March-April 2010


November 19, 2010

U.S.-China and International Finance

Reading Material:

Ashby Monk, Gordon L. Clark, "Singing in the Rain," Foreign Policy Online, January 20, 2010

Ian Bremmer, "China vs. America: Fight of the Century," Prospect Magazine, March 22, 2010


October 5, 2010

Tea Party

Reading Material:

"Angry Tea Party," New York Times, June 13, 2010

"What Tea Partiers Really Want," Wall Street Journal, October 16, 2010

"Tea Party Manifesto," Wall Street Journal, August 17, 2010


May 14, 2010

U.S.-China Relations

Reading Material:

"The G-2 Mirage: Why the U.S. & China aren't ready to upgrade ties," Foreign Affairs, Mar-Apr 2010

"A Wary Respect," Economist, October 24, 2009


April 15, 2010

The Life Cycle of Great Power

Reading Material :

Niall Ferguson, "Complexity and Collapse," Foreign Affairs, Mar-Apr 2010  


November 5, 2009

American Health Care Reform

Reading Material:

David Goldhill, "How American Health Care Killed My Father," Atlantic Monthly, September 2009