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Alan Romberg quoted in Taipei Times on US assistance to KMT

December 08, 2014

A specialist in US-Taiwan relations suggested Friday that Washington might try to help the Chinese Nationalist Party (KMT) recover from its crushing defeat in Nov. 29’s nine-in-one elections.

Steven Goldstein, a professor of government at Smith College whose current research

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Alan Romberg quoted in Want China Times on US views on Taiwan’s democracy

December 07, 2014

The secretary-general of Taiwan's main opposition Democratic Progressive Party, Joseph Wu, recently said in Washington that the Nov. 29 local elections in Taiwan were not a referendum on the Ma Ying-jeou administration's policies related to China. However, many politicians,

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Barry Blechman and Matt Leatherman quoted in Sputnik News on Ashton Carter

December 06, 2014

WASHINGTON, December 6 (Sputnik) – US President Barack Obama's new nominee to be Secretary of Defense will focus on Pentagon's budget, not changes in military strategy, experts from the Washington-based Henry L. Stimson Center think tank told Sputnik following the announcement

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Geneive Abdo quoted in Ourwindsor.ca on Mideast rivalries and ISIS

December 06, 2014

Last month, Iran and the United States shook hands and agreed to disagree on the long-contentious issue of containing Tehran’s nuclear ambitions, for now. But their willingness to keep calm and carry on seeking a deal after the seven-country talks fell through was more

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Stimson’s Challenges of Chemical Weapons Proliferation and Use event cited in Eurasia Review

December 06, 2014

These past two weeks, pundits in the media have gone back and forth discussing and analyzing the implications of the nuclear arms race between India and Pakistan. The concerning tone of their voices is reasonable, but the accusation that Pakistan is some how the aggressor, and

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Alan Romberg quoted in CNA on cross-strait relations [Chinese]

December 06, 2014

(中央社記者鄭崇生華盛頓5日專電)關注兩岸關係的美國智庫與學者多認為,中國大陸對「一中政策」不會妥協,民進黨也堅持自己的主張,兩岸關係未來的發展,有待觀察。
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BFAD Matthew Leatherman moderated “Education in a Military Community” outside Ft. Bragg

December 05, 2014

BFAD adviser Matthew Leatherman moderated an event titled "Education in a Military Community" just outside the gates of Ft. Bragg on December 3rd. As the Fayetteville Observer reported, "General Ray Odierno's presence loomed large at a forum at Cumberland County's headquarters

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Alan D. Romberg quoted in Radio Taiwan International on future of cross-strait relation

December 04, 2014

US experts have begun considering possible developments in the future of cross-strait relations… that’s in light of the ruling Kuomintang’s (KMT) massive defeat in Taiwan’s recent municipal elections. Some commentators say the recent elections are an indication of how voters will

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Stimson’s BFAD report cited in Roll Call on the next secretary of defense’s need

December 04, 2014

One theory for why Chuck Hagel stepped down as secretary of Defense is that President Barack Obama wanted someone who would be a better salesperson for increasing Pentagon spending. If that’s the case, the president has crafted the wrong job description for the individual who will be

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Alan D. Romberg quote in Focus Taiwan on China’s stance on Taiwan

December 04, 2014

Washington, Dec. 3 (CNA) China is likely to take a stronger position on Taiwan following the pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party's victory in the Nov. 29 local government elections, U.S. experts said Wednesday.

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Alan Romberg, director of the East Asia program at the

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Gordon Adams quoted in Foreign Policy on defense authorization bill

December 03, 2014

After months of bartering between the House and Senate Armed Services committees, a massive, $585 billion measure that would authorize funding for the country's defense for the fiscal year that started Oct. 1 is finally available for public scrutiny. It's also a window into the

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Gordon Adams quoted in Defense News on Ash Carter’s relation with the defense industry

December 03, 2014

WASHINGTON — As Washington waits for the White House to nominate Ash Carter as the next defense secretary, questions remain as to how he would ultimately run the department, and how he would operate under an executive branch that famously likes to call the shots.

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There’s

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Alan D. Romberg quoted in VR World on KMT losing the election

December 03, 2014

The ruling party Kuomintang’s (KMT) dramatic loss during Taiwan’s municipal elections –including the mayoral race in the capital Taipei —  on Nov. 29 worried Taiwanese businessmen who are working in China or dealing business with Chinese counterparts now that the rival party

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Alan D. Romberg quoted in Taipei Times on DPP’s Wu leaving for Washington

December 02, 2014

Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Secretary-General Joseph Wu (吳釗燮) yesterday left for Washington to discuss the political and economic implications of his party’s huge success in the nine-in-one elections. Wu said he is to join a discussion on Capitol Hill, where participants

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Joshua T. White interviewed in Dawn on conflict in Pakistan

December 02, 2014

Q. The Jamaat-i-Islami seems to be changing tact; they’ve ditched the more extreme Munawar Hasan in favour of the more statesmanly Sirajul Haq and now are looking to move away from their traditional role of being the party the establishment turns to for expression of street power. Do

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Gordon Adams quoted in The Fiscal Times on graft in army helping Islamic State

December 01, 2014

The Pentagon is asking Congress for $1.2 billion to train and equip the bedraggled Iraqi Army in the coming year in the battle against ISIS – but just finding the soldiers to train may pose a major challenge. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi disclosed Sunday that his country’s

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Michael Krepon blog featured in Arms Control Wonk on Pakistan’s health and demography

December 01, 2014

A recent trip to Pakistan gave me reasons for hope as well as despair. Pakistan still has what it takes to succeed, as is evident from the vitality of its black economy. But governance will fail without leadership, revenue generation and internal security. Progress is evident on the

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Alan D. Romberg quoted in Time on Taiwan Election

December 01, 2014

Ma Ying-jeou is having a bad week. Taiwan’s President went into this weekend’s local elections battered, his approval ratings low. Then on Saturday his party, the ruling Kuomintang (KMT), got thoroughly trounced, losing ground across the island, including key mayoral posts in

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Alan D. Romberg quoted in the China Post on US relations with Taiwan after Taiwan’s elections

December 01, 2014

WASHINGTON--The United States will continue to improve its relations with Taiwan after Taiwan's local elections concluded Saturday, according to a scholar at the Washington -based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS).

Bonnie Glaser, a senior adviser for Asia at the

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