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Alan Romberg quoted in the US China Press on the ‘Taiwan Problem’ (Chinese)

June 26, 2015

【侨报记者徐一凡华盛顿报道】6月23、24日,美中第7轮美中战略与经济对话和第6轮人文交流高级磋商在华盛顿召开。6月25日,在华盛顿知名智库布鲁金斯学会(Brookings Institute)的约翰·桑顿中国中心(John L. Thornton

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Yun Sun quoted in The Straits Times on US-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue

June 26, 2015

THE high-level US-China meetings ended on Wednesday in much the same way they began: with leaders hailing the strong bilateral relationship while also taking jabs at each other on issues like maritime and cyber security.

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Said Stimson Centre senior associate Yun Sun: "Given all

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Michael Krepon quoted in The Hindu on Iran-US nuclear deal

June 26, 2015

Just days before a final nuclear deal deadline on June 30, Iranian officials in Tehran - where I was attending a conference - were excited that their moral stance renouncing nuclear weapons capability would now be appreciated. With portraits of the Ayatollahs, Khamenei and Khomeini,

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in the Military Times on army education

June 25, 2015

Schools that offer a lower quality of education could end up costing their communities if the military places a high priority on that factor in its base closure decisions, says a new report from the global security think tank Stimson Center.

"If host communities do not offer

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Stimson Center report on US nuclear weapons cited in Reuters

June 24, 2015

An effort to modernize the U.S. nuclear force, from bombs to ballistic missile submarines, is affordable despite estimates the cost could be as high as $1 trillion over 30 years, according to a new study by a Washington think-tank.

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The Congressional Budget Office estimated

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Barry Blechman quoted in Fabius Maximus on ‘Project Atom’ report

June 24, 2015

Reviving the cold war is too modest a goal for our warmongerers. Let's lay the foundation for a hot war proposes a new report: "A Competitive Strategies Approach to Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy and Posture for 2025-2050". It's the result of an aptly named Project Atom, by the

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“Recommendations & Report Of The Stimson Task Force On US Drone Policy” cited in Foreign Policy

June 24, 2015

Show me someone who publicly insists that the United States has an effective counterterrorism strategy, and I'll show you someone who draws a paycheck from the U.S. government.

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Like Newson, I haven't encountered many defenders of U.S. counterterrorism strikes. Last year, I

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Barry Blechman & Russel Rumbaugh quoted in Asia Times on Chinese nuclear threat

June 24, 2015

America must change its policies regarding its nuclear weapons arsenal if it wishes to remain safe in the coming century, according to a new study from the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

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Barry Blechman and Russell Rumbaugh, contributing authors to the

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Stimson/CSIS “Project Atom” report cited in Gerçek Gündem (Turkish)

June 24, 2015

ABD'li Uluslararası ve Stratejik Çalışmalar Enstitüsü (CSIS) tarafından yayınlanan bir araştırmada Türkiye'nin gelecekte "nükleer kulübe" üye 18 ülkeden biri olabileceği senaryosuna yer verildi.

Dünyaca ünlü düşünce kuruluşu CSIS'te bir uzmanlar grubunun hazırladığı

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Cindy Vestergaard interviewed in the Tehran Times on the NPT Additional Protocol

June 24, 2015

Cindy Vestergaard, a senior researcher at Danish Institute for International Studies and a nonresident fellow at the Stimson Centre, says the Additional Protocol to the NPT "does not mean that the IAEA can access military sites that are unrelated to nuclear activity."

The Additional

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Alan Romberg quoted in UDN.com on Taiwanese elections (Chinese)

June 24, 2015

洪秀柱代表國民黨參選2016,其「正藍軍」背景讓西方輿論認為她傾向與中國大陸統一。有美國專家就認為,這種看法有失偏頗,洪秀柱絕非「反美親中」。

據中評社報導,美國台海問題專家郝志堅(Dennis

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Op-ed by Yuki Tatsumi in The Diplomat on the Okinawa dilemma

June 24, 2015

On June 23, a memorial ceremony to remember the civilians whose lives were lost in the Battle of Okinawa was held in Naha. While the ceremony was supposed to be a day of remembrance, this year's ceremony impressed the seriousness of the problem Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his

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Barry Blechman and Russel Rumbaugh quoted in The National Interest on America’s nuclear strategy

June 23, 2015

The United States needs to develop more "usable" nuclear weapons to deter future conflict, according to a new think tank report.

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Barry Blechman, the co-founder of the Stimson Center and a co-author of the new report, is also critical of Murdock's proposal. In his own chapter

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Barry Blechman quoted in ThinkProgress on ‘Project Atom’ report

June 23, 2015

A new and controversial report arguing for the production of low-yield, tactical nuclear weapons by the U.S. released by a noted D.C. think tank has drawn heavy criticism from field experts, including one of the report's coauthors, who labeled the report's conclusions as "reckless"

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Barry Blechman & Russel Rumbaugh quoted in Israel National News on increased nuclear threats

June 23, 2015

A new study from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns of dire consequences if the US does not dramatically change its nuclear weapons policy in the coming years, reports the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday.

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Aside from Russia,

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Barry Blechman and Russel Rumbaugh quoted in The Diplomat on USA nuclear policy objectives

June 23, 2015

Maintaining nuclear superiority over China, rough parity with Russia, and developing a new set of forward-deployable tactical nuclear weapons are the principal recommendations of a new study by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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This new

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Op-ed by Ellen Laipson in World Politics Review on improving the UN

June 23, 2015

This fall the United Nations will celebrate its 70th birthday. As for most 70-somethings, the commemoration evokes nostalgia for a more idealistic time, reflections on creaky joints and renewed hopes for the future. To be sure, this grand edifice of mid-20th century geopolitics needs

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Alan Romberg quoted in Arirang News on Japan-Korea relations

June 23, 2015

Washington welcomed a possible indication of improving Korea-Japan ties.

Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both expressed hope for better relations at separate ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic ties hosted by

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Op-ed by Saira Bano in The Diplomat on India-US nuclear deal

June 22, 2015

During the seventh round of the U.S.-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) working group earlier this month, Pakistan again demanded an India-style civil nuclear agreement under the auspices of the U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue. As previously, the

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