Americans might view a government shutdown due to budget disagreements as a universal problem, but in a recent article for Foreign Policy magazine entitled "Why Don’t Other Countries Have Government Shutdowns?", Joshua Keating says that it's a uniquely American democrat
It was no surprise that President Obama’s State of the Union speech focused on domestic issues and the economy. He did get to foreign policy close to the end of the hour, however the issues he failed to mention happen to be some of our thorniest.
Foreign Policy magazine reminds us this morning that there are nearly three dozen conflicts raging around the globe right now.And then it focuses on these 16 hotspots as "brewing conflicts to watch for in 2011":-- Ivory Coast, where (as we noted earlier) there are warning o