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Courtney Weatherby in Thanh Nien News on regional affairs in the Mekong River

January 29, 2015

Plans for the second dam across the lower Mekong River continue to put Laos on a collision course with its neighbors and environmentalists who fear a damning frenzy would sabotage the livelihoods, fish species and farmland of around 60 million people.
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Ellen Laipson in Foreign Affairs on King Abdullah’s legacy

January 29, 2015

When the recently deceased Saudi king, Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz, was crown prince, Western capitals worried that, when he eventually assumed the throne, Abdullah would be focused on internal Arab identity issues and would be less friendly or flexible when it came to outside powers’

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Michael Krepon blog featured in Arms Control Wonk on Nunn-Lugar initiatives

January 28, 2015

The most important post-Cold War initiative to reduce nuclear dangers undertaken by the United States has come to a quiet, unceremonious end. Cooperative threat reduction programs to secure loose nukes and reduce surplus force structure in the remnants of the former Soviet Union

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Johanna Mendelson Forman in the DCist on conflict cuisine

January 28, 2015

It is not hard to see that Washington, D.C. is a haven for ethnic restaurants. But did you ever consider how many of these culinary arrivals came here because they were fleeing a war? Once upon a time it was common knowledge that you could always tell where the latest global conflict

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Johanna Mendelson Forman interview on renewable energy in Latin America

January 27, 2015

Leaders from across the Caribbean are meeting in Washington this week for the first-ever Caribbean Energy Summit, hosted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. In an email interview, Johanna Mendelson Forman, senior adviser at the Stimson Center, scholar-in-residence at American

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Rachel Stohl on drones and the State of the Union address

January 26, 2015

In the State of the Union address, President Barack Obama made a singular reference to unmanned aerial vehicles, more colloquially referred to as "drones." During his remarks on American values, Obama said, "As Americans, we respect human dignity, even when we're threatened, which is

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Joshua T White quoted in Dawn on India and Pakistan relations

January 26, 2015

WASHINGTON: India-Pakistan tensions cast long shadow over President Barack Obama’s visit, the US media reported on Sunday as a think-tank expert said that the US leader might ask New Delhi to resume dialogue with Islamabad.

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Joshua White, an analyst at the Stimson Centre, a

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The Stimson Center mentioned in Kashmir Life

January 26, 2015

An American diplomat whom India calls the mother of Hurriyat Conference, was recently in the middle of an espionage drama. But in 1991, this lady diplomat, during a secret meeting, almost convinced JKLF’s top brass to shun gun and embrace diplomacy for a lasting solution. Bilal

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Joshua T White’s op-ed on US-India relations

January 26, 2015

A mere four months after Prime Minister Modi’s landmark visit to the United States, both governments are again rushing to put the finishing touches on a leaders’ summit. This time, the adoring crowds at Madison Square Garden will be replaced by the pageantry of a US president

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Ellen Laipson in CCTV on King Abdullah’s death

January 26, 2015

CCTV America interviewed Ellen Laipson, president and chief executive officer of the global security think tank Stimson, about King Abdullah’s legacy.

To watch the clip, view below or click here.

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Joshua White in the Wall Street Journal on India Pakistan tensions

January 26, 2015

ISLAMABAD—President Barack Obama ’s visit to India comes at a time of escalating tensions between India and Pakistan, after weeks in which the two countries have traded heavy fire across a disputed part of their border in Kashmir.

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Joshua White, an analyst at the Stimson

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Joshua T White quoted in the Diplomat on US-India defense ties

January 23, 2015

As U.S. President Barack Obama prepares for his visit to New Delhi next week to meet Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, defense officials from both sides have been rushing to finalize the components of what could amount to a much-needed boost in this dimension of the U.S.-India

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Gordon Adams in Foreign Policy on French colonialization

January 23, 2015

France and, by extension, Europe have put themselves between a rock and a hard place. In the French case, this situation has persisted for decades, even more than a century. While religious extremism may be the proximate motivation for the vicious slaughter at Charlie Hebdo and the

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Yun Sun on illegal logging in Myanmar

January 23, 2015

The recent escalation of tensions in northern Myanmar as the result of the Myanmar military’s crackdown on illegal logging and timber trade once again pushed the issue of Myanmar high up on China’s foreign policy priorities. Some are worried about rising armed conflict along the

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Stimson report cited in SSR resource centre

January 21, 2015

As the civil war continues in South Sudan, it is important to examine growing challenges faced by the UN mission (UNMISS) and how best to addressing them. The Stimson Center’s report “Will They Protect Us for the Next 10 Years?” Challenges Faced by the UN Peacekeeping Mission in

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Stimson report cited in Fact check

January 21, 2015

President Barack Obama largely stuck to the facts in his State of the Union address, although he did cherry-pick data and exaggerate at times to put the best spin on his accomplishments.

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Obama said his administration has “worked to make sure our use of new technology like

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Geneive Abdo quoted in LA Times on Iranian interests in Yemen

January 21, 2015

second consecutive day of violence in Yemen's capital raised fear of deepening instability in a nation regarded as pivotal to Washington’s counter-terrorism efforts in the Middle East.

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Iran has no interest in creating a power vacuum in Sana that would leave the capital, and

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Thanhnien News on Japan’s peacebuilding

January 20, 2015

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is promoting Japan as a postwar peace-builder as he tests the waters for a statement marking the 70th anniversary of its World War II defeat that risks irritating China and South Korea.
Japan has taken an “unwavering path” of peace since the war, Abe
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Alan Romberg interviewed in DW on the new Kuomintang chairman

January 19, 2015

Eric Chu (also Chu Li-luan), mayor of New Taipei city, stood unopposed for the party leadership on Saturday, January 17, and was elected with 99.6 percent of the total votes cast by party members, the Kuomintang (KMT) said. Shortly after his election was announced, China's

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Geneive Abdo interviewed in Echo Der Zeit (Swiss)

January 18, 2015

To listen to the full interview click here.

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