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Interview with Laicie Heeley on This Morning with Gordon Adams

July 14, 2015

Laicie Heeley from the Truman National Security Project breaks down the Iran nuclear deal.

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Interview with Barry Blechman in Voice of America on the Iran Deal

July 14, 2015

Negotiations over Iran's nuclear program aim to build on an April agreement targeting the infrastructure needed to produce plutonium and enriched uranium, key components of nuclear weapons.

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The agreement also limited research on improved centrifuge designs, according to Barry

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Alan Romberg quoted in Taiwan Today on trilateral cross-strait affairs

July 14, 2015

An international symposium on Taiwan-mainland China relations wrapped up July 13 at Brookings Institution in Washington, bringing experts and scholars from Taiwan and the U.S. together to exchange views on recent developments in cross-strait affairs.

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Those attending included

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Interview with Laicie Heeley in Huffington Post on the Iran Deal

July 13, 2015

An Iran nuclear deal may finally be upon us. After decades of sanctions, a handful of missed deal deadlines and a very politicized outcry against negotiations, what will Iran's place in the international community become and who is benefitting?

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Op-ed by Ricky Passarelli in ISN ETH Zürich on Climate Change

July 13, 2015

What does the Indian city of Surat's innovative response to flooding tell us about how to combat climate change? The answer, according to Ricky Passarelli, is a familiar one. In an era of political logjams, major global problems will only be solved through multi-stakeholder

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Op-ed by Gordon Adams & Richard Sokolsky in Lawfare on security assistance & governance

July 12, 2015

If there is one proposition over the past 25 years that has commanded a bipartisan and near-unanimous consensus among U.S. government officials, foreign policy wonks, and the commentariat, it is that failing and failed states can pose serious threats to U.S. national security. This

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Richard Cronin quoted in VOV.vn on US-Vietnam relations (Vietnamese)

July 12, 2015

Như VOV đã thông tin, trong chuyến thăm chính thức Hoa Kỳ, Tổng Bí thư Nguyễn Phú Trọng đã có cuộc nói chuyện tại Trung tâm Nghiên cứu chiến lược và quốc tế Hoa Kỳ (CSIS) ở thủ đô Washington. Trước nhiều học giả và nhà ngoại giao

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Interview with Laicie Heeley in Al Jazeera America

July 11, 2015

Former Center for Arms Control director Laicie Heeley and Hooshang Amirahmadi of the Iranian American Council discuss the Iranian nuclear deal.

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Op-ed by Laicie Heeley in CNN on the Iran Deal

July 10, 2015

Negotiators in Vienna could be just days away from an agreement that might change the way the world interacts with Iran. Under the best-case scenarios, an initial nuclear agreement could open the way to a broader détente between Iran and the West after decades of mistrust.

But it is

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Op-ed by Aditi Gorur in The National Interest

July 09, 2015

Today marks four years since South Sudan became an independent nation-a triumphant moment for the country and for the international community. But vicious fighting and deliberate attacks on civilians have overshadowed today's Independence Day celebrations.

Last week, the United

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Carthage Republican Tribune on Army restructuring

July 09, 2015

Decisions about cuts to military personnel at places such as Fort Drum, and the multibillion-dollar economic consequences that come with them, may hinge on local school quality, a new report suggests.

"If the Army were to take action on these grounds, it would have very substantial

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Fayetteville Observer on national military cuts

July 09, 2015

Fort Bragg, the nation's largest military installation, avoided deep cuts from Army force reductions announced Thursday.

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Matthew Leatherman, a North Carolina-based fellow for nonpartisan security think tank the Stimson Center, said the numbers show the post is a top priority,

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in the Watertown Daily Times on education in military communities

July 08, 2015

Decisions about cuts to military personnel at places such as Fort Drum, and the multibillion-dollar economic consequences that come with them, may hinge on local school quality, a new report suggests.

"If the Army were to take action on these grounds, it would have very substantial

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Johan Bergenas quoted in America Abroad on anti-poaching & wildlife laws

July 07, 2015

The illicit wildlife trade is now worth up to 20 billion dollars a year. That's double what it was just a few years ago - worth far more than the weapons trade and approaching the rate of human smuggling. This has attracted the attention of Al Shabaab, Boko Haram, the Lord's

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Johan Bergenas quoted in The National UAE on anti-ISIL coalition’s new Sawab Centre

July 07, 2015

The US-led anti-ISIL coalition's new Sawab Centre to combat terrorism in the region went live from Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.

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"The centre is another manifestation of a broader US and coalition strategy to meet the ISIL threat at conventional and unconventional battlefields," said

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Laicie Heeley featured as guest on Jeff Santos Show on Iran Deal

July 07, 2015

Listen to Laicie Heeley comment on the Iran negotiations here

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Op-ed by Shane Mason in the National Interest on Pakistan’s Military Budget

July 05, 2015

It should come as no surprise that the release of Pakistan’s federal budget on June 5 went unremarked in Washington. Nevertheless, Pakistan’s budget—particularly its defense budget— will quietly attract the attention of American officials and analysts who work this issue

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Stimson’s Task Force on Drones Policy Report Cited in AP on Obama’s Counterterrorism Policy

July 04, 2015

WASHINGTON (AP) -- At the CIA's Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again.

The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were

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Michael Krepon Quoted in JK Alternative Viewpoint on India’s Military

July 04, 2015

Following a raid by Indian special forces into Myanmar early this month, increasing attention has been given to the prospect that India might use similar means against Pakistan to pressure it to end support for anti-Indian militant groups. India’s on-going military modernization

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