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Yuki Tatsumi appeared on France24 to discuss the US “Asia pivot” as Obama visits Asia

April 24, 2014

To watch Yuki Tatsumi discussing the US "Asia pivot," as President Obama travels through Asia, click here.

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Michael Krepon op-ed published in Dawn

April 24, 2014

Nuclear weapons raise many questions and provide few answers. Can Pakistan become a normal state possessing nuclear weapons? How can this aspirational goal be translated into reality? And what is the best way to codify ‘nuclear normal’?

The George W. Bush administration ran

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David Michel is quoted in UNRIC on crises generated by water scarcity

April 23, 2014

More valuable than oil, diamonds or gold

Over 1 billion people lack access to safe drinking water. That means that 1 person in 7 of the global population cannot quench their thirst. Even more have an unstable or scarce access to water, and one fifth of the world's population face

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Gerson Sher’s article on nuclear medicine is published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientistis

April 23, 2014

Are Medical Radioisotopes Contributing to Global Nuclear Insecurity?

Nuclear medicine requires the use of medical radioisotopes for a wide variety of procedures, which have saved millions of lives. The most commonly used medical radioisotope is technetium 99 m, which is usually

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David Michel is quoted in IRIN on conflicts over access to clean water

April 23, 2014

Analysis: Water and conflict

KUALA LUMPUR, 22 April 2014 (IRIN) - In 2001 then UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan declared: "Fierce competition for fresh water may well become a source of conflict and wars in the future." A year later he revised that position, saying water problems

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Alan Romberg is quoted in Inter Press Service on the implications of President Obama’s trip to Asia

April 23, 2014

Obama Seeks to Reassure Anxious Asians on "Rebalance"

WASHINGTON, Apr 22 2014 (IPS) - As he embarks Tuesday on a major trip through East Asia, U.S. President Barack Obama will be focused on reassuring anxious - albeit sometimes annoying - allies that Washington remains determined to

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Yuki Tatsumi joined a TawkrTV panel to discuss historical disputes between the ROK and Japan (video)

April 23, 2014

The Bill Press Show

Guests:
Arthur Delaney, Huffington Post Reporter
Igor Volsky, Think Progress Managing Editor
Tyson Slocum, Public Citizen's Energy Program Director
Yuki Tatsumi, Stimson Center Senior Associate
Hadas Gold, Politico Media Reporter

To watch the full video, click here.

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Yuki Tatsumi responds to what Obama should say about China in Japan in ChinaFile

April 22, 2014

What Obama Should Say About China in Japan

During his visit to Tokyo later this week, President Obama needs to strike a careful balance. His message in Tokyo needs to be two-fold: he needs to reassure Japan, but he also needs to encourage Japan to look for any opening for high-level

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David Michel’s interview with Voice of America - Urdu on climate change in South Asia

April 21, 2014

Access Point: Climate Change in South Asia

How will climate change impact the region?

To watch the full interview, click here.

 

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Yun Sun is quoted in Bloomberg Businessweek on China’s unprecedented investment in Africa

April 21, 2014

In His First Year, China's Xi Puts Unprecedented Focus on Africa

A little over a year ago, Xi Jinping embarked on his first foreign trip as China's president, making stops in Russia and Africa. Over the past 13 months, his administration has focused unprecedented attention on

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Russell Rumbaugh interviewed on Federal News Radio on DoD budget cuts, national security (radio)

April 17, 2014

Pentagon Solutions

Russell Rumbaugh, Senior Associate, Stimson Center

More than $1 trillion in sequestration-related cuts could put national security at risk. That's what the Defense Department argues. The Pentagon's report describes what DoD could look like if sequestration

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Michael Krepon’s column on planning for nuclear accidents is published in Arms Control Wonk

April 17, 2014

Nuclear Weapon Accidents

Accidents happen. The least accident-prone nuclear weapons are the ones that are not in motion - but not always: see Eric Schlosser's account of the Damascus incident in Command and Control.

Nuclear weapons in transit are more accident prone. The dangers

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David Michel’s op-ed on the menace of massive dust storms in Iran is published in Asia Times Onlin

April 14, 2014

Dust storms cloud Iran's future

Iran is, literally, being blown away. Stifling dust storms frequently now envelop both big cities and rural towns across much of Iran, the world's 17th largest country. They threaten to disrupt crucial parts of public and economic life, education,

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Caitlyn Antrim is quoted in The Week Magazine on the territorial disputes over the South China Sea

April 14, 2014

The legal question that could stop China's maritime power grab

A diplomatic standoff between China and the Philippines that flared up two years ago in a dispute over fishing rights at a tiny shoal in the South China Sea is coming to a head after Manila decided to ignore Chinese

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Richard Cronin is quoted in Thanh Nien Daily on the impacts of Chinese dam construction

April 14, 2014

Mekong River at risk as Laos forges ahead with dam-building spree

Construction of a giant controversial dam in Laos has been well underway since it began in late 2012. Laos is also set to push ahead with a second hydropower dam on the Mekong River this year in the face of growing

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Gordon Adams is quoted in KQED on the U.S. armed force downsizing plan

April 14, 2014

What's The Right Size For The U.S. Army?

With the U.S. military out of Iraq and winding down in Afghanistan, the U.S. Army, which peaked with a force of around 570,000 a few years ago, was supposed to drop to around 490,000 troops.

But U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said that's

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Gerson Sher interviewed by Voice of America on the Ukraine crisis (Ukrainian)

April 10, 2014

The experience of South Africa in overcoming the legacy of apartheid would help Ukraine

To read the full story and watch the video clip, click here.

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Gordon Adams is quoted in Congressional Quarterly News on the politicization of military budgeting

April 10, 2014

Republicans Poised to Slam Obama on Defense

Republicans are likely to pounce on the Pentagon's $34 billion list of unfunded priorities as evidence that President Barack Obama is intentionally underfunding the military.

The Pentagon released the list late Thursday, with breakdowns of

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Gordon Adams is quoted in Association of Defense Communities on the DoD budgetary wish lists

April 10, 2014

Unfunded Priorities Lists Unlikely to Be Fulfilled

The military services last week sent Congress a list of $36 billion worth of priorities not included in DOD's fiscal 2015 budget request, including significant amounts of funding for facility needs.

The lists, requested by the House

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Yuki Tatsumi is qutoed in DW on US commitment in Japanese disputed territory issues

April 09, 2014

US and Japan send message to China

The US is stepping up efforts to defend Japan against threats from North Korea and China. Several disputed islands in the South and East China Sea have the potential to threaten the stability of the entire region.

During his recent trip to Tokyo, US

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