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Entries by David W. Kearn from 05/2013

Boston Marathon Attacks Push the Limits of Post-9/11 Reforms

| Posted 05.02.2013 | Politics

The United States is undoubtedly safer a decade after the 9/11 attacks, but as the threat of homegrown Islamic terrorism emerges as a real concern, we must continue to improve intelligence and information-sharing capabilities.

Was Something Missed Before the Boston Marathon Bombing?

| Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

The confirmation that Tamerlan Tsarnaev had been the target of a federal investigation in 2011 led some to conclude that interagency cooperation, a central priority of the post-9/11 reforms, had once again proven inadequate.

Differences Between Rwanda and Syria Highlight Challenges of Intervention

| Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics

Despite the violence, depravity and human suffering they share, Syria and Rwanda are very different conflicts. There is sound reasoning for President Obama to proceed carefully and cautiously.

Old Battle Lines Emerge As Syrian Conflict Intensifies

| Posted 05.16.2013 | Politics

Since the end of the Cold War, American foreign policy has generally been distinguished by three major schools of thought. The debate over U.S. policy in Syria has brought the divisions between these camps into stark relief.

The Challenge of U.S.-China Relations

| Posted 05.24.2013 | Politics

The challenge for the United States is the management of China's rise. Precisely because of the major roles both economies play in the global economic system, the U.S. cannot simply "contain" China in the way that America and its allies were able to contain the Soviet Union during the Cold War.