Foreign and Defense Policy

Best of the foreign policy blogs (Jan. 7-13, 2012)

Here is the best of what AEI scholars are reading this week from the foreign policy and national security blogosphere:

Max Boot at CommentaryMagazine.com lays out the tragic consequences of past American defense drawdowns in Slashing America’s Defense: A Suicidal Trajectory.

Tom Joscelyn at WeeklyStandard.com offers a brutal takedown of two New York Times op-eds by former Guantanamo detainees Lakhdar Boumediene and Murat Kurnaz in The Stories ex-Gitmo Detainees Tell.

David French at NationalReview.com explains the disturbing phenomenon of Ron Paul’s Appeal Among the Military.

Jonathan Tobin at CommentaryMagazine.com explains why Killing Iranian Scientists Is Not Terrorism.

Fouad Ajami at WashingtonPost.com details Five Myths About the Arab Spring.

Jaime Daremblum at PJMedia.com reports on how a financially strapped Iran is seeking a lifeline in Latin America.

Eric Trager at WashingtonInstitute.org on The Muslim Brotherhood’s Radical Plan for Egypt.

Josh Rogin at ForeignPolicy.com reports on the effort to Protect former Pakistani Ambassador to Washington Husain Haqqani.

Barbara Demick at LATimes.com on the Chinese Communist Party’s love affair with high-end cars (they like their Lamborghinis red).

Allison Barrie at FoxNews.com reports that Spider-Man Body Armor May Finally Be Within Reach.

Rafa Needleman at Cnet.com explains how For $300 you too can have a smartphone-controlled, video-recording micro-drone (missiles not included).

 

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