James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

Lindsay analyzes the politics shaping U.S. foreign policy and the sustainability of American power.

The World Next Week: South Sudan and the Birth of a Nation

by James M. Lindsay Thursday, January 27, 2011
Polling center workers sort and count ballots in Aweil, Sudan.

Polling center workers sort and count ballots in Aweil, Sudan. (Ho New/courtesy Reuters)

The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I went a bit long today as we discussed the pending announcement of the referendum results in South Sudan; the continued international efforts to resolve the standoff in Ivory Coast; Brazil’s February presidency of the UN Security Council; the upcoming meeting of the Quartet for the Middle East during the Munich Security Conference; and, on a lighter note, the Screen Actors Guild awards show this Sunday night in Los Angeles.

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The World Next Week: State of the Union

by James M. Lindsay Saturday, January 22, 2011
Protester during a demonstration in downtown Tunis.

Protester during a demonstration in downtown Tunis. (Finbarr O'Reilly/courtesy Reuters)

The podcast for The World Next Week is up. Bob McMahon and I sat down to discuss expectations for President Obama’s 2011 State of the Union address; the Russian Duma’s upcoming vote on the New START Treaty; the continued upheaval in Tunisia; and the World Economic Forum next week in Davos.

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