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Op-ed by Melanie Campbell in The Hill on Iran Deal

August 10, 2015

As agreed upon under the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Iran will negotiate two separate safeguards agreements concerning the inspection of the Parchin military facility and possible past military dimensions

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Ellen Laipson cited in Irib News Iran on Iran & the Bomb (Farsi)

August 07, 2015

اندیشکده آمریکایی نشستی با عنوان «ایران و بمب اتمی» برگزار کرد.
به گزارش مونیتورینگ خبرگزاری صدا و سیما، برگزاری نشستهای کارشناسی در آمریکا برای بررسی

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Michael Krepon quoted in Space News on US-China space cooperation

August 06, 2015

At the end of June, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Chinese State Councilor Yang Jiechi, in the course of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue, agreed to establish "regular bilateral government consultations on civil space cooperation." Neither the purpose of these

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Brian Finlay’s “Being Transparent Builds Trust & Boost Impact” quoted in On Think Tanks

August 06, 2015

Transparency sometimes can appear like a hard thing to do. Making information available can be an extra effort. Transparency may also invite additional scrutiny. It's thus not obvious that institutions always welcome disclosure.

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Why? Ask the think tankers themselves - they

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Op-ed by Johanna Mendelson Forman in ISN ETH Zürich on the ‘Wider Atlantic’

August 05, 2015

The notion that the Atlantic Ocean connects North America to Europe is ingrained in the geographic DNA of most Americans by the time they finish grade school. Certainly for a generation of baby boomers who saw their security tied to a coalition of states in Western Europe that

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Gordon Adams quoted in TIME on military budget caps

August 05, 2015

The Pentagon's top contractors sent an army of more than 400 lobbyists to Capitol Hill this spring to press their case for increasing the nation's spending on military hardware, in a massive effort costing tens of millions of dollars of their own funds from April to June alone,

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Laicie Heeley interviewed on Fox News on Iran nuclear deal

August 05, 2015

Watch the full interview here

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Gordon Adams quoted in NMPolitics.net on lobbying for defense contracts

August 05, 2015

The Pentagon's top contractors sent an army of more than 400 lobbyists to Capitol Hill this spring to press their case for increasing the nation's spending on military hardware, in a massive effort costing tens of millions of dollars of their own funds from April to June alone,

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Michael Krepon quoted in War is Boring on ‘Project Starfish’ nuclear tests

August 05, 2015

In 1962, U.S. president John F. Kennedy was in a bind. He was eager to negotiate a nuclear test ban with the Soviet Union. But the Soviets had recently shattered a three-year test moratorium and now Kennedy was under pressure to respond with a display of strength.

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Bowing to

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Op-ed by Michael Krepon in Arms Control Wonk on the International Space Code of Conduct

August 04, 2015

The European Union's International Code of Conduct for responsible space-faring nations got mugged on the Lower East Side during the week of August 27th. The crime, which went unreported, occurred at the United Nations. The ringleaders were Russia and China, who lined up support from

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Op-ed by Yuki Tatsumi in The Diplomat on Shinzo Abe’s use of the Murayama Statement

August 04, 2015

This month, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to issue a statement to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. For the last several months, media both inside and outside Japan have been intensely speculating as to what he will and will not say in the

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Geneive Abdo quoted in Peacefare.net on religion & identity in Iraq

August 02, 2015

On Thursday, Stimson hosted a discussion in cooperation with the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) entitled Threat Of ISIS In Iraq: Views From The Ground. Speakers included: Stimson Middle East Fellow Geneive Abdo, Brookings Non-resident Fellow Christine van den Toorn,

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Johan Bergenas quoted in Internacional El Mercurio on protecting wild animals in Africa (Spanish)

August 01, 2015

La muerte de Cecil, el león más emblemático de la reserva de Hwange (Zimbabwe) a manos del estadounidense Walter Palmer, que pagó US$ 50.000 por cazarlo, reavivó la polémica por la falta de protección de los animales salvajes en África.

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"Si bien no carecen de valor ni

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David Michel interviewed on The Heat on the global water crisis & the California drought

August 01, 2015

Watch the full interview & global water crisis discussion here

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Op-ed by Michael Krepon in The Plain Dealer on Congress & the Iran Agreement

July 31, 2015

The terms of the Iran deal are settled. Iran will have to reduce its stockpile of enriched uranium by 98 percent and take two-thirds of its centrifuges off-line. It will ship out all spent fuel, which could be used to make plutonium cores for weapons, for 15 years. Inspectors will be

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Op-ed by Yun Sun in The Diplomat on China’s AIIB

July 31, 2015

On June 29, China and 49 countries signed the Articles of Agreement (AOA) of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB). The event signifies the successful establishment of the bank, moving the institution one step closer to the launch of operations before the end of 2015. There

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Capital on Japanese politics (Bulgarian)

July 31, 2015

Сряда, 15 юли, долната камара на японската Диета (парламент). Политици от опозиционната партия, държащи антивоенни плакати, са заобиколили председателя на

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Gordon Adams quoted in Reuters on the US government’s war budget

July 31, 2015

The number of U.S. troops deployed in battle zones is at its lowest level since before the 2003 invasion of Iraq. Still, Congress has authorized a 38 percent increase in the war budget over last year.

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"It's the worst thing that could happen to budget discipline," said Gordon

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