Red Lines, Game Changers, & Genies: President Obama & Chemical Weapons in Syria

Mr. President, why has the red line been crossed — -? It was April 26, 2013, and U.S. President Barack Obama was sitting next to the King of Jordan, holding the customary photo op and press conference, prior to their more formal meeting. The …

Between Promise and Delivery: Relief and Reconstruction after the 2003 Iranian Earthquake

This case study focuses on a December 2003 earthquake that devastated the ancient Iranian city of Bam, killing as many as 30,000 people. The case explores the politics associated with foreign aid and reconstruction in the aftermath of a natural disaster.