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Rennie Silva
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Rennie Silva is a researcher at the University of Maryland, College Park and a graduate student at its School of Public Policy. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science from George Washington University. He can be reached at Rennie.Silva@gmail.com.

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Richard Holbrooke and His Times

Posted December 16, 2010 | 02:04:23 (EST)

Richard Holbrooke's life ended as he faced the greatest challenge of his career: to successfully negotiate peace in Afghanistan. His unexpected passing has drawn attention to his service under every Democratic administration of the last half-century, highlighting the foreign policy tragedies and triumphs of his lifelong political party.

The son...

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More Military Aid to Pakistan?

Posted November 22, 2010 | 14:02:03 (EST)

As part of the U.S.-Pakistan Strategic Dialogue, the United States has granted Pakistan over $2 billion in military equipment over the next five years. This aid is intended to support American policy objectives and help stabilize Pakistan, but it may be achieving the opposite.

Military aid for Pakistan has a...

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Who Will Tell the Young People?

Posted November 5, 2010 | 11:54:49 (EST)

Republicans and Democrats can today agree on little, yet when Rahm Emanuel strategized that "a crisis is a terrible thing to waste", many Republicans must have heartily concurred.

To win recent mid-term elections, conservatives utilized America's burgeoning debt to promulgate an agenda over half a century old: the dismantling of...

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