- Robert Lieber takes another swing at the declinism debate.
- Kyrgyzstan moves forward on evicting the US from Manas.
- US suspends Bangladesh’s trade privileges.
- China shifts policy on the Dali Lama. Also commits combat troops to Mali.
- David Schorr on nuclear zero.
- Kindred W. takes on Dan Drezner’s critique of the foreign-policy commentariat.
- In case you missed it, the next stop for the giant yellow Duck is… Pittsburgh.