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Pakistan

New National Intelligence Estimate: Pakistan "On the Edge"

Report 15 October 2008
A new National Intelligence Estimate (NIE) concludes that Pakistan is “on the edge” and that the situation there is “very bleak.” The Pakistan NIE confirms that Al Qaeda has found a safe haven along the border with Afghanistan and says that the Pakistani government is too weak and divided to take effective action. This rebuffs the past approach advocated by President Bush and supported by Senator McCain. Led by Senator Biden, Progressives have put forth a comprehensive plan that seeks to address the terrorist threat, strengthen Pakistani democracy, and promote economic development.
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Memo: The National Security Aspect of the Domestic Debate

Press Release Washington, D.C. 14 October 2008
International Economy

Only a Global Response Can Address a Global Crisis

Report 13 October 2008
Last week it became apparent that only a unified international response can stop the global credit crisis. This weekend, a coordinated approach was finally crafted after meetings of the G7, IMF, World Bank, European Union and other international organizations. The international infrastructure of alliances and institutions that was set up after World War II played a crucial role in helping forge a strategy which, by infusing capital into the banking system and guaranteeing interbank loans, has at least for the moment buoyed the markets.
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International Economy

Only a Global Response Can Address a Global Crisis

Press Release Washington, D.C. 13 October 2008

A Bad Week in Foreign Policy for John McCain

Press Release Washington, D.C. 10 October 2008
International Economy

Global Crisis Requires a Global Solution

Press Release Washington, D.C. 10 October 2008

McCain’s Debate Performance – Unsteady at the Tiller

Report 8 October 2008
Senator McCain’s debate performance yesterday did little to reassure voters about his ability to manage a steady and responsible national security policy. Aside from his gaffe referring to General Petraeus as the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, there were serious substantive problems with McCain’s approach.
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McCain’s Foreign Policy - Where’s the Beef?

Report 7 October 2008
Throughout this campaign Senator McCain has failed to lay out concrete plans on some of the most important national security issues before the U.S. McCain has either adopted an incoherent approach, such as with Iran, where he will attack his opponent’s position in one sentence and then agree with it in the next, or replaced policy proposals with empty platitudes about “not surrendering” and achieving “victory” in reference to Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Afghanistan

Petraeus, McKiernan Rebuff McCain on Afghanistan

Report 2 October 2008
This week General McKiernan, the top commander in Afghanistan, and General David Petraeus made an obvious point: “Afghanistan is not Iraq.” Both insisted that the challenges in Afghanistan are very different than the ones in Iraq and therefore require a very different strategy and approach.
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