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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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Stimson’s “The Army Goes To School” Report Launch Event Cited in the Army Times

July 04, 2015

Like thousands of military spouses, Army wife Amy Zink has been frustrated in trying to find the resources to help her family.

When her daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while they were living in Germany, she became her daughter's advocate when facing the challenges of

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Stimson’s “The Army Goes to School” Report Cited in iSchoolGuide

July 03, 2015

The United States military has formed a group that will take a closer look at the economic standards and public schools of communities hosting military installations.

 

"If host communities do not offer soldiers' children a consistently high-quality education, they risk the

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Michael Krepon quoted in The National Interest on India’s growing military advantages

July 02, 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 and

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Brian Finlay quoted in Israel National News on multinational companies in non-proliferation

July 02, 2015

Foreign policy experts warned this week that if the US proves itself unable to enforce a hard line against Iran's pursuit of nuclear power, America will be rendered unable to oppose nuclear proliferation on a global scale.

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Brian Finaly, vice president of the Washington

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Nate Olson’s “The Changing Sanctions Landscape” event featured in Brink

July 01, 2015

Violence in Ukraine. Abuse of human rights in Syria. Repression of democratic freedoms in Burma. These are only the most recent issues leading to the use of sanctions across the world by the U.S., but they join decades-old embargoes in cementing a growing trend in trade policy: the

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Brian Finlay quoted in The Washington Free Beacon on non-proliferation efforts

July 01, 2015

Bowing to Iran's pursuit of nuclear capability will make it harder to enforce America's longstanding policy of non-proliferation among enemies and allies alike, according to several foreign policy experts speaking at the Heritage Foundation on Tuesday.

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"As we understand how

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Op-ed by Kenneth C. Brill & John H. Bernhard in Arms Control Association

July 01, 2015

In his 2009 speech in Prague, President Barack Obama declared, "[W]e must ensure that terrorists never acquire a nuclear weapon. This is the most immediate and extreme threat to global security." To help deal with this threat, he said the world needed "durable institutions" devoted

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David Michel quoted in Bunker World on slow steaming in the Indian Ocean

July 01, 2015

'Threat of piracy altered shipping routes, speeds and costs for vessels.'

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David Michel quoted in Ship & Bunker on European Commission Indian Ocean report findings

July 01, 2015

A study from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre says that the impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining and that shipping patterns in the region have returned to what they were before the height of pirate attacks, SciDev.Net

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David Michel quoted in All Africa on piracy in the western Indian Ocean

June 30, 2015

Nairobi - The impact of pirate attacks on ships in the western Indian Ocean is declining, according to a study by scientists from the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.

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This study shows how piracy not only affected those ships that reported suspicious events and

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Laicie Heeley interviewed by Rudaw on Iranian Nuclear Deal

June 30, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Iran's disputed nuclear program has long been at the center of its tensions with the United States.

The US has long feared Iran may develop a nuclear bomb. Iran says its nuclear program is solely for peaceful purposes.

But as Iran continued to advance its atomic

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M. Leatherman’s report “The Army Goes to School” cited in Dothan Eagle

June 30, 2015

Area officials and a coalition called Friends of Fort Rucker watch diligently for any movement that might threaten the installation and its mission in the Wiregrass area. It's not an futile cause; through several base realignment initiatives, an active strategy to underscore the

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M. Leatherman’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in EpriseNow.com

June 30, 2015

If school quality is important to military leaders, then Enterprise City Schools are on the right track, Mayor Kenneth Boswell and Superintendent Dr. Camille Wright said.

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The report, "The Army Goes to School: The Connection between K-12 Education Standards and the

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M. Leatherman’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in The Southeast Sun

June 30, 2015

Approximately 85 percent of the students whose parents are stationed at Fort Rucker attend Enterprise City Schools. Those students comprise about 35 percent of the city schools' population, according to Enterprise Schools Superintendent Dr. Camille Wright.

Wright and Enterprise Mayor

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Stimson’s “The Army Goes to School” report cited in Education Post

June 30, 2015

The U.S. Army is deeply concerned about K-12 education standards. If U.S. soldiers are left with no other option than to place their children in substandard schools or in schools in which the education standards vary greatly from one to the next, Army leaders worry that troops might

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Dothan Eagle on the link between Army & education

June 29, 2015

Military basing decisions may take educational matters - including compatibility of standards - into consideration, according to a new report.

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Matthew Leatherman, author of the report, is a non-resident fellow at the Stimson Center. Leatherman said that educational quality has

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Op-ed by James “Spider” Marks in Stars & Stripes

June 28, 2015

A new report linking the quality of education offered at local schools and the economic value provided to communities from U.S. Army bases could spell trouble for some states. The Stimson Report analyzed the connection between K-12 education standards and a military base's economic

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