U.S. Politics in London

A benefit of traveling outside the United States, or engaging in conversation with foreigners visiting the United States, is the perspective they can bring to a political discussion. Yes, I know what some of you are probably thinking, in some circles, it is impolite to talk politics, but despite my best efforts to avoid it [...]

Congress to Tackle Export Controls and Oversight of the Reform Process

In less than two weeks Members of Congress will, finally, join in on the export control reform dialogue that the Obama Administration initiated in August 2009. The Export Control Reform Initiative (ECR Initiative) builds upon an inter-agency review process and is supposed "to enhance U.S. national security and strengthen the United States’ ability to counter threats [...]