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Geneive Abdo quoted in Anadolu Agency on Iran nuclear deal

July 17, 2015

Saudi Arabia will likely respond to Iran's historic nuclear agreement by using its two primary policy instruments: oil and religion, according to Zubair Iqbal, an expert from Washington-based Middle East Institute on Thursday.

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Geneive Abdo, an expert from the Center for Middle

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Geneive Abdo quoted in Anadolu Agency on sectarianism after the Iran deal (Turkish)

July 17, 2015

Washington merkezli Ortadoğu Enstitüsü Uzmanı Zübeyir İkbal, AA muhabirine yaptığı açıklamada, anlaşmanın ardından Suudi Arabistan'ın, İran'a karşı "petrol ve din" silahlarını kullanacağını söyledi.

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Washington merkezli Brookings Düşünce Enstitüsü İran

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Laicie Heeley quoted in Military.com on America’s downsized army

July 17, 2015

The U.S. military's largest service is downsizing but still has enough troops to deal with adversaries ranging from Russia to ISIS militants, an independent analyst said.

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Even as the Army downsizes its footprint in the U.S. and abroad, the end of the massive ground wars in

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in The Straits Times on Japan’s new security laws

July 17, 2015

The United States will likely welcome the change in the Japanese security laws as it seeks stronger military partners in the region, Washington analysts said. But they added there are now concerns about how Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is pushing the Bills through.

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For

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Op-ed by Yuki Tatsumi in The Diplomat on Japan’s new security legislation

July 16, 2015

On July 16, Japan's House of Representatives (Lower House) passed a legislative package that is critical for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's national security agenda. The bill now goes to its House of Councillors (Upper House) for consideration and vote.

The deliberation process turned

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Laicie Heeley quoted in the Washington Examiner on future Iranian behavior

July 16, 2015

After purposefully not pushing for the release of American hostages as part of the Iran nuclear agreement, the Obama administration is now reduced to hoping that Iran will soon decide on its own to release them.

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"There is optimism there - there's a lot of hope that this might

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Op-ed by Gordon Adams in Foreign Policy on defense budget cuts

July 16, 2015

On July 9, the Army announced the details of a long-planned drawdown of some 40,000 U.S. troops. Among the press, this set off a flutter in the dove-cote (Or is it the war-cote, or the press-cote?). You'd have thought the nation was suddenly stripped bare of its soldiers.

Breaking

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Yun Sun quoted in Eurasia Review on China’s response to the Kokang Conflict in Myanmar

July 16, 2015

On 9 February 2015 the Myanmar National Democratic Alliance Army (MNDAA) led by Peng Jiasheng (also known as Phone Kyar Shin or Pheung Kya-shin) suddenly returned to Laukkai, the Kokang capital with an attack on government security forces there. Serious fighting took place which

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Laicie Heeley quoted in Fox News on nuclear agreement provisions

July 15, 2015

It was February, 2012, and inspectors from the International Atomic Energy Agency had information Iran was developing a nuclear warhead at its sprawling Parchin military complex 25 miles southeast of Tehran.

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"This might not be a perfect deal, but it is a strong deal," said

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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News on North Korean denuclearization (Korean)

July 15, 2015

(워싱턴=연합뉴스) 노효동 특파원 = 이란과의 역사적 핵협상 합의에도, 핵문제를 비롯한 북한 이슈에 대한 미국 워싱턴D.C. 전문가들의 분위기는 한마디로 싸늘하다.

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로버트 매닝 애틀랜틱 카운슬 선임연구원은

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“Report of the Commission on Global Security, Justice & Governance” cited in Inter Press Service

July 15, 2015

Amid a range of new and old challenges, from climate change to gender equality and war crimes, a new report by the Commission on Global Security, Justice and Governance emphasises the need to reform the U.N. system.

Highlighting a vision of "just security", the report titled

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Alan Romberg quoted in CRNTT Hong Kong on Taiwan’s political development (Chinese)

July 15, 2015

中評社華盛頓7月14日電(記者 余東暉)美國知名台海問題專家容安瀾(Alan

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Op-ed by Nate Olson in Reuters on the economics of the Iran deal

July 15, 2015

The twists and turns on the path to the final deal on Iran's nuclear program might pale in comparison to those yet to come. Here's a kicker: Delivering on one of the deal's most important commitments will depend on a party that was never at the negotiating table.

The accord calls for

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Op-ed by Michael Krepon in the LA Times

July 15, 2015

Congress voted to rid Saddam Hussein of weapons of mass destruction that did not exist. Will it now act to block an agreement that verifiably limits Iran's all-too-real nuclear capabilities for a decade or more? Nothing would diminish U.S. global leadership, destabilize the Middle

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Ellen Laipson quoted in The Washington Post on the Iranian Nuclear Deal

July 14, 2015

The Obama administration expects the Iranian nuclear deal announced Tuesday to usher in an era of enhanced security in the Middle East. But is has been greeted with deep skepticism by some Arab nations worried it may do the opposite: allow Iran to fund proxy wars and extend its

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Interview with Laicie Heeley on MSNBC’s The Ed Show

July 14, 2015

President Barack Obama hails a deal to limit Iran's nuclear program but Republicans vow to kill it. Ed Schultz, Sen. Barbara Boxer, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Paul Eaton and the Stimon Center's Laicie Heeley weigh in on the historic agreement.

Watch the full interview here

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