Foreign Policy Blogging

Over at New Atlanticist, I’ve written several foreign policy-related posts.

Fighting Poverty with Profit looks at a persuasive editorial calling for a radical new approach to development aid.

Poland Slashes Early Retirement Benefits notes the irony that Poland, a country which lived under Communism for decades and freed itself thanks, in large part, to an incredibly powerful labor union, is among the first in Europe to take such significant measures to draw down the social welfare system.

Russia: We’ll Trade Missiles for Defense Shield marvels that U.S. plans to build a missile defense shield, ridiculed as unworkable by U.S. scientists and defense experts since Ronald Reagan floated his Strategic Defense Initiative (dubbed “Star Wars” by critics) have continually caused great consternation in Russia.

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James Joyner
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James Joyner is Professor and Department Head of Security Studies at Marine Corps University's Command and Staff College and a nonresident senior fellow at the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security at the Atlantic Council. He's a former Army officer and Desert Storm vet. Views expressed here are his own. Follow James on Twitter @DrJJoyner.