James M. Lindsay

The Water's Edge

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

Debts, Deficits, and Debate

by James M. Lindsay Wednesday, January 5, 2011
Copies of the federal budget.

Copies of the federal budget. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)

CFR.org just posted a “First Take” I did for them on the start of the 112th Congress. The piece argues that deficits and the debt will dominate the congressional debate in the months to come (I know, a novel idea!) and that foreign policy won’t provide much to fight about barring an unforeseen crisis.

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