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Debra Decker op-ed in the Hill on terror insurance

November 25, 2014

Despite only a few gasps left until Congress adjourns this year, much still needs to be done.  Among the less publicly-noted items in this holiday limbo is terrorism risk insurance. This program that provides government support for insurers to cover terrorist attacks on commercial

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Gordon Adams op-ed in Foreign Policy on the Pentagon’s budget management

November 25, 2014

The secretary of defense is resigning midstream. It was not expected, but perhaps it is not surprising. While the bulk of the press coverage of his departure focuses on disagreements between the White House and the Pentagon on foreign-policy issues, notably options for dealing with

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Michael Krepon blog featured in Arms Control Wonk on caging the Bomb

November 25, 2014

During this Thanksgiving season, let’s try something different: Rather than focus on doom and gloom, what hasn’t been accomplished and what irreconcilables are trying to undo, let’s focus on an improbable success story.

Despite the odds, prolonged efforts to cage the Bomb have been

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Richard Cronin quoted in the Daily New Nation on US’s opposing to the AIIB

November 24, 2014

The US has expressed reservations about the China-sponsored Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank, but some experts say opposing the newly established bank may not a wise choice for Washington.China and 20 other countries launched the AIIB on Oct. 24.

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The United States also is

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Gordon Adams quoted in Press TV on Republican takeover of Congress

November 22, 2014

Analysts were right to say that the Republican takeover of Congress bodes well for the war machine: already we see the levers of power slowly shifting in reverse, eager to get back to salad days of post-9/11 wartime spending.

But waiting in the wings, Hillary Clinton just may prove to

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Yuki Tatsumi’s op-ed cited in the Strategist on Japan’s national security strategy

November 21, 2014

‘The warrior ethos is at risk!’ Headlining today’s round-up is a speech by the US Army’s Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster at a Veterans Day ceremony. Specifically, it’s worth reading the second half, which discusses the importance of the warrior ethos while ‘remaining connected to

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Joshua T. White speaks at CPGS, Islamabad

November 21, 2014

 

On Friday, November 21, Joshua T. White spoke at the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies on "US-Pakistan security relationship and nuclear dynamics."

 

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Stimson Commission on Global Security, Justice, & Governance cited in All Africa

November 20, 2014

Washington, DC — Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari will chair a new commission focusing on conflict-affected states, the cyber economy, and climate change, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson

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Ellen Laipson quoted in Kingdom of the Netherlands on new commission

November 20, 2014

Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and former Nigerian Foreign Minister Ibrahim Gambari will chair a new commission focusing on conflict-affected states, the cyber economy, and climate change, The Hague Institute for Global Justice and The Stimson Center announced

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Krepon and White host roundtable at Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad

November 20, 2014

 

On Thursday, November 20, Michael Krepon and Joshua T. White hosted a roundtable with young analysts at the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad.

 

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Krepon, White, and Mason speak on deterrence stability in Islamabad

November 19, 2014

 

On Wednesday, November 19, Michael Krepon and Joshua T. White spoke at National Defense University on "Deterrence Stability, Escalation Control and Crisis Management in South Asia."

Shane Mason gave a lecture to a group of graduate students at Quaid-i-Azam University on "Indian

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in East Asia Forum on Japan’s national security strategy

November 18, 2014

On 17 December 2013, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe issued Japan’s first National Security Strategy (NSS). The document declares that Japan will make a more ‘proactive contribution to peace’ based on the principle of international cooperation. It also outlines three basic goals for

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Michael Krepon blog featured in Arms Control Wonk on Turing and Oppenheimer

November 18, 2014

J. Robert Oppenheimer and Ernest Lawrence were worthy of a dual biography. Oppenheimer and Edward Teller will be forever intertwined. So why haven’t Oppenheimer and Alan Turing been joined at the hip? Both were brilliant pathfinders — Turing in mathematics, Oppenheimer in physics.

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Michael Krepon speaks at the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad

November 18, 2014

 

On Tuesday, November 18, Michael Krepon led a discussion at the Institute for Strategic Studies Islamabad on "Nuclear Pakistan in 2025."

 

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Michael Krepon quoted in Newsweek on Congress’ no deal with Iran

November 17, 2014

Republicans and Democrats don’t agree on much these days, but when it comes to supporting Israel and its insistence on a complete end to Iran’s nuclear capacity, they might as well be sitting on the same side of the aisle. Over the past few years, numerous bills punishing Iran for

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Barry Blechman Op-ed in CNN on climate change

November 17, 2014

President Barack Obama has taken a lot of flak lately, some of which has been deserved. But there is one issue that history is likely to show that he deserves major props for innovation and courage -- climate change. Indeed, the deal concluded with China this week marks another

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Stimson’s “A New Way Forward” report cited in the National Interest

November 17, 2014

After almost fifteen years of unprecedented political stabilization and economic development in Africa, the ravages of Ebola and a spike in military coups in places like Burkina Faso and Mali are ominous signs of a continent backsliding under the weight of corruption and political

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Krepon and White speak at National University for Science and Technology, Islamabad

November 17, 2014

 

On Monday, November 17, and Michael Krepon spoke at the National University for Science and Technology during a workshop on "Strategic Stability in South Asia." Krepon led sessions on "Emergent Nuclear Capabilities and Deterrence Stability" and "Crisis and Escalation Control," and

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in E-International Relations on Abe and Xi Jinping meeting

November 16, 2014

On November 10, the Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the Chinese President Xi Jinping met at the sideline of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Summit in Beijing. This was the first time the two leaders had met since Abe returned to power in December 2012 and Xi

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Bloomberg on opponent of U.S. Marine base win Okinawa Vote

November 16, 2014

A politician who wants a U.S. Marine base moved out of Okinawa won election as governor of the southern Japanese island chain, public broadcaster NHK said.

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A win by Onaga would affect the alliance, said Yuki Tatsumi, senior associate for East Asia at the Stimson Center

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