Erin Wildermuth

Erin Wildermuth is a graduate student at the London School of Economics.

Money and Ivory

 

Last week began a string of legal one-off ivory sales in Africa that rekindled an argument between save-the-elephants traditional conservationists and their free-market counterparts. The old-school conservationists are alarmed and outraged by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species’ (CITES) decision to allow four African nations to sell government stockpiles of ivory. The sale, […]

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Nation Building 101

 

A younger, humbler George W. Bush once said, “I don’t think our troops should be used for what’s called nation building.” How times change. A strategy document released recently by U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, with the tacit approval of the president, might as well have been titled “Three cheers for nation building.” The […]

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Daily Must-Reads

 

Russian tanks in Georgia Terrorists threaten Olympics in video Bin Laden driver sentenced to a short term Incumbent Tenn. congressman loses Republican primary primary

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New investment in Serbia Iraq delays provincial polls Israeli PM pledges prisoner release Archbishop of Cantebury wrote that gay relationships are okay Indian army deploys thousands more to Kashmir

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Iran allows IAEA inspectors to visit India and Pakistan to cut trade barriers Energy wars continue Republicans drop in state voting rolls U.S. says illegals, deport thyself Quake hits China

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Grand Theft Auto now illegal in Thailand Treat the Olympics like a business Reflections on Solzhenitsyn China takes step in wrong direction with its monetary policy Lieberman: Obama not ready Reflections on Solzhenitsyn Elections bill in Iraq stalls on Kirkuk

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Bad VP picks Don’t let maxims determine success in Iraq Food “apartheid” in LA is paternalism Housing bailout fit for TV drama, says Amity Schlaes Food bank to fight hunger Guantanamo judge allows interrogations

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Bush signs measure for homeowners Karadzic to face war crimes court Turkey’s ruling party escapes ban EU agrees to go beyond UN sanctions Europe experiments with direct democracy

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Get tough, Obama Zimbabwe talks adjourned Australia changes asylum policy China defends human rights record Anarchists at the DNC will go away, for $50 million

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Bemba Eruptions

 

In mid-July the International Criminal Court (ICC) indicted Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir for war crimes and genocide. The evidence strongly suggests that the nation’s president, who displaced a democratically elected government to take power in 1989, has been responsible for violence and bloodshed in Sudan. If accountability and justice were the only issues at hand, […]

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