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US (Lamely) Excuses No-Show at UN Arms Treaty Signing

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by Peter Spiro Here’s the official explanation: the US had yet to “satisfactorily complete” the “process of conforming the official translations” of the agreement. On Twitter, FP’s David Bosco sees a back-up excuse once the analysts at State verify the French version: US delays signing arms trade treaty as experts verify that no provisions were written [...]

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Bangladesh Fire Safety Accord: Watershed Innovation in Global Governance?

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by Peter Spiro Here’s the text of the agreement described in reports in the NY Times and elsewhere today. It’s the most significant institutional response to the massive loss of life (now above a thousand dead) in the April Bangladesh factory collapse. This may be a signal episode in the continuing evolution of the global constraint [...]

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There Are Lots of Reasons to Oppose Ted Cruz for President. His Birthplace Isn’t One of Them.

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by Peter Spiro Ted Cruz is running for president, and an election-addled media is training its sights on his nascent candidacy in the absence of many alternatives this early in the cycle. His birth outside the United States is inevitably raising the eligibility question. Cruz was born in Calgary to a US-citizen mother and a [...]

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There Are Lots of Reasons to Oppose Ted Cruz for President. His Birthplace Isn’t One of Them.

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro Ted Cruz is running for president, and an election-addled media is training its sights on his nascent candidacy in the absence of many alternatives this early in the cycle. His birth outside the United States is inevitably raising the eligibility question. Cruz was born in Calgary to a US-citizen mother and a [...]

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