Tag: exporting democracy

CSAD Day One: George Bush Is A Leninist, And Democracy Promotion Is Hard

With CSAD’s conference well underway, a synopsis of discussions featuring Zalmay Khalilzad, Tony Smith and Elliott Abrams. Remaking nations in America’s image isn’t going to be easy. That much is obvious.

CSAD Keynote Address: A Quick Review

Tonight, Ambassador Zalmay Khalilzad kicked off the Center for the Study of American Democracy’s conference with a keynote address on the question of whether or not the United States should promote democracy abroad. Khalilzad, an international relations expert, served as the United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Iraq and Afghanistan under the Bush administration.

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[UPDATED] The AV: Blackwater Mercenaries Firing at Iraqi Civilians

The AV is TKO’s occasional foray into politics via multimedia. This video contains disturbing footage Shameful stuff. The video (one of five) is part of a fascinating article on the rise of mercenary soldiers by Charles Glass in this past week’s Harper’s magazine. The article is eerily appropriate for the coming CSAD conference. Glass describes

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