Blog for Iowa Canvassing Day Part 4
The editor of Blog for Iowa says the author can be somewhat wonkish at times. I am okay with that, and here are links to some of my favorite RSS feeds. (I also follow the original Wonkette, @anamariecox on twitter, now that is not very wonkish, is it?) You decide, I have to get out the vote right now…hope readers enjoy.
Opinion and commentary on U.S. foreign affairs from the National Security Network.
Mideast Hoop Jumping
October 27, 2010 by David Shorr
“So I got to thinking about the Netanyahu government's demand for Palestinian affirmation of Israel's Jewish nature before a peace deal can be reached. Essential cornerstone for negotiations, or off-putting requirement for the other side to prove its legitimacy? The question of the day isn't the nature of the Israeli state, but the price of admission for Palestinian negotiators just so talks can begin in earnest. What might some analogies be for this situation, I wondered?”
“A few well-written words can convey a wealth of information, particularly when there is no lag time between when they are written and when they are read. The IPS blog gives you an opportunity to hear directly from IPS scholars and staff on ideas large and small and for us to hear back from you.”
Obama's Trip to India: Don't Rush into a Bilateral Investment Treaty
October 26, 2010 by Sarah Anderson
After what’s expected to be a grim election for his party, President Barack Obama will fly to the other side of the planet next week. In the lead-up to his first visit to India, there have been calls from many quarters for the two countries to sign a bilateral investment treaty.
Corporate lobbyists seeking increased market access have been pushing for such a deal for years. Recently, top foreign policy officials from the Bush administration also weighed in.
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