Monthly Archives: April 2011

Apr 29 2011

A Shake-up at Defense

Leave a comment

By John Collins. To many observers the President’s nomination of Leon Panetta (an archetypal Washington Insider) to replace Robert Gates at DOD, and the shuffling of David Petraeus to the CIA represent business as usual. Or, in the words of … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by John Collins

Apr 21 2011

The European Security Treaty: ‘The Moor has done his duty, let him go’?

1 Comment

 By Dmitry Danilov The idea of a legally binding European Security Treaty (EST), voiced by Dmitry Medvedev in June 2008 in Berlin during his first European visit as the President of Russia, stirred up a keen interest. He left the … Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by LSE Ideas

Apr 21 2011

Caught between Kosovo and Iraq: Understanding Germany’s Abstention on Libya

1 Comment

In this blog entry, Felix Berenskoetter considers the strategic thinking behind the heavily criticized decision of the German government to abstain from voting on the UNSCR 1973 authorizing a no-fly zone over Libya. Continue reading

Posted by: Posted on by John Collins