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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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Yun Sun quoted in the Straits Times on Xi Jinping and Abe meeting

November 14, 2014

There is a discernible note of cautious optimism in China over the impact of the first formal meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe on improving the dismal state of bilateral ties, with observers noting several more important factors are at

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Yuki Tatsumi op-ed in the Japan News on GOP Congress

November 14, 2014

On Nov. 4, American voters spoke out. They expressed their immense frustration on the state of the union by handing a landslide victory to the Republican Party. At the time of this writing, the Republican Party has secured 243 seats in the House of Representatives and 52 seats in the

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Joshua T. White speaks at Institute for Defense Studies Analyses

November 14, 2014

 

On Friday, November 14, Joshua T. White spoke at the Institute for Defense Studies Analyses on "U.S. Views of Security Risks and Opportunities in South Asia."

 

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Yuki Tatsumi quoted in Bloomberg on Abe’s bid to boost U.S. ties

November 13, 2014

Clutching a makeshift white flag, Tetsuei Tamayose picked his way between fly-covered corpses of Japanese soldiers to surrender to U.S. troops on Okinawa in July 1945. He was 11 years old and destitute.

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A win by Onaga would affect the alliance, said Yuki Tatsumi, senior

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Geneive Abdo’s op-ed in the National Interest on ISIS

November 13, 2014

AMMAN, Jordan—For many in the West, it seems abhorrent that anyone would voluntarily join the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). However, it is only through support from local Iraqi communities that the militants have been able to conquer cities, such as Mosul, while waiting at

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Joshua T. White speaks at Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi

November 13, 2014

 

On Thursday, November 13, Joshua T. White led a session of a "Workshop on Nuclear and Security Issues in South Asia," on "Indo-US Partnership after the Modi-Obama Summit" at the Observer Research Foundation, in New Delhi.

 

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Yun Sun quoted in TIME on the APEC summit closing

November 12, 2014

On Nov. 9, the eve of President Obama’s arrival in Beijing for the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit, a bright moon climbed across a dark sky. This took months of staging: to clear the air for arriving dignitaries, the government closed factories, cut traffic and

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Richard Cronin quoted in Voice of America on US’s opposing to the AIIS

November 12, 2014

The U.S. 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.

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However, Richard Cronin, director of Southeast Asia Program in the Stimson Center,

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