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I have a piece in today’s Newsday on the swirling fog around Trump foreign policy. LGM regulars won’t see much new in it, but I do talk briefly about states that might be more optimistic about changes in U.S. foreign relation. Only moderately less worrisome for U.S. allies is the proposition that Trump and his national security adviser, […]

Treaty Politics

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In Robert Farley
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On December 10, 2012
It’s hard to know precisely what to say about the GOP’s rejection of the United Nations Disability Convention.  On the one hand, it’s true enough that the real impact of the treaty will be pretty limited. The number of states jogged into ratification/compliance by the US example won’t be particularly high, and US law already […]

What is Galactica, Exactly?

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On March 14, 2009
Axe, noting that BSG has been lauded by the UN, opines: In addition to raising all those issues that interest the U.N., BSG is the best “naval” show in years. Yes, it’s set in space, but Galactica in form and function is essentially an aircraft carrier or a large amphibious ship, tasked with escorting the […]

Russian Veto

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On July 12, 2008

This is kind of interesting. Neither China nor Russia have been shy about using their Security Council vetoes in defense of either regional interests, or in reference to particular issue areas (secess

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