Daniel Korski

Daniel Korski is a Senior Policy Fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. He has worked in Iraq, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Yemen as well as in the United States. He is also a Senior Advisor to the Project on National Security Forum.

India votes amid uncertainty

From today until May 13 the world’s largest democracy will be heading to the polls. India's voters will be electing 543 members of parliament in the country’s...

The Twitter Revolution

In the Moldovan capital, Chisinau protesters have stormed the parliament and the presidential palace denouncing Sunday's Communist election victory and...

Europe’s Afghan Test

Now that President Obama has laid down his AfPak strategy, it is time for European governments to follow suit. As I show in this new ECFR brief, they have not...

Reach for the Sky

In the Times today there is a story about one of the greatest British counter-insurgents, Emma Sky. Military commanders describe the Arabic-speaking, British...

Irrational Exuberance Lives On

Irrational exuberance is alive and well. Spawned by Obama’s candidature and sustained despite his recent setbacks, many people still seem to believe that all...

Pirate-in-Chief

The new African Union (AU) chairman Muammar Gaddafi -- Tony Blair’s friend, Nicolas Sarkozy’s partner, freer of hostages, and friend to the enslaved –- has...

Bring on the envoys

Richard Holbrooke (the new US envoy to Pakistan and Afghanistan) and Sherard Cowper-Coles (his British counterpart) did not have South Asia to themselves for...

Sri Lanka rejects Des Browne

So Sri Lanka has now rejected Gordon Brown's appointment of Des Browne as a special envoy to the island. President Mahinda Rajapaksa said the appointment was...

Dashboard Broke the News

You will be pleased to know that this blog is now not only good for analysis, but is also sometimes first with the news... Earlier today, Gordon Brown...

Envoys galore

For many years, the US has influenced UK national security thinking and vice versa. The 1947 National Security Act, pushed through by Harry Truman, was in...

The UN’s Gaza lie?

One of the most disturbing stories to emerge during Israel’s recent incursion in Gaza was Israeli shelling of a UN school. This is how Reuters described it:...

A heard of Tory GOATS?

Something odd is happening. Though the Tories are cruising for electoral success, many sympathisers are worried that the party has neither the policies nor...

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