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

Tom Joscelyn at 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 explains the disturbing phenomenon of Ron Paul’s Appeal Among the Military.

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

Fouad Ajami at details Five Myths About the Arab Spring.

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

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

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

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

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

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


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