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Barry Blechman quoted in ThinkProgress on ‘Project Atom’ report

June 23, 2015

A new and controversial report arguing for the production of low-yield, tactical nuclear weapons by the U.S. released by a noted D.C. think tank has drawn heavy criticism from field experts, including one of the report's coauthors, who labeled the report's conclusions as "reckless"

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Barry Blechman & Russel Rumbaugh quoted in Israel National News on increased nuclear threats

June 23, 2015

A new study from the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) warns of dire consequences if the US does not dramatically change its nuclear weapons policy in the coming years, reports the Washington Free Beacon on Tuesday.

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Barry Blechman and Russel Rumbaugh quoted in The Diplomat on USA nuclear policy objectives

June 23, 2015

Maintaining nuclear superiority over China, rough parity with Russia, and developing a new set of forward-deployable tactical nuclear weapons are the principal recommendations of a new study by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies.

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Op-ed by Ellen Laipson in World Politics Review on improving the UN

June 23, 2015

This fall the United Nations will celebrate its 70th birthday. As for most 70-somethings, the commemoration evokes nostalgia for a more idealistic time, reflections on creaky joints and renewed hopes for the future. To be sure, this grand edifice of mid-20th century geopolitics needs

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Alan Romberg quoted in Arirang News on Japan-Korea relations

June 23, 2015

Washington welcomed a possible indication of improving Korea-Japan ties.

Korean President Park Geun-hye and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe both expressed hope for better relations at separate ceremonies marking the 50th anniversary of normalization of diplomatic ties hosted by

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Op-ed by Saira Bano in The Diplomat on India-US nuclear deal

June 22, 2015

During the seventh round of the U.S.-Pakistan Security, Strategic Stability, and Nonproliferation (SSS&NP) working group earlier this month, Pakistan again demanded an India-style civil nuclear agreement under the auspices of the U.S.-Pakistan strategic dialogue. As previously, the

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Yun Sun quoted in L’Express on China’s Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (French)

June 22, 2015

Avec la future BAII, créée pour investir dans des projets de développement asiatiques, Pékin remet en question le système financier issu de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Un geste qui, demain, marquera peut-être l'acte de naissance du XXIe siècle, celui de l'Asie.

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Parmi les

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Barry Blechman & Russell Rumbaugh preview Project Atom in Defense One

June 21, 2015

Barry Blechman and Russell Rumbaugh of the Stimson Center argue that the American military is so far superior to its global counterparts that "nuclear weapons add few options" to the U.S. palette. "Indeed, given U.S. conventional military superiority, nuclear weapons serve no

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Alan Romberg quoted in the China Times on Hung Shiu-chu’s cross-Strait policy (Chinese)

June 21, 2015

獲國民黨中常會核備參選總統的立法院副院長洪秀柱,聲勢持續上漲,只剩7月19日「國民黨全代會確認」的最後一關,就可以取得國民黨2016總統大選參選人資格。華府智庫史汀生中心(Stimson

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Yun Sun quoted in The South China Morning Post on South China Sea island dispute

June 20, 2015

Senior officials from the world’s two biggest economies – China and the United States – are expected to have tough discussions about the mainland’s deployment plans for its artificial islands in the disputed South China Sea at this week’s bilateral talks, observers saidSenior

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Alan Romberg quoted in IDN News on cross-Strait relations (Chinese)

June 19, 2015

相對於民進黨的蔡英文,似乎傾美反中;不過兩個女人也有雷同情形,都是留美碩士,蔡英文之後還留英國,取得博士學位。

美國華府智庫史汀森研究中心(Stimson Center)資深學者容安瀾(Alan

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R. Cronin & C. Weatherby’s report on refugee boat crisis in Southeast Asia cited in Eurasia Review

June 18, 2015

In the second half of May 2015, a refugee boat crisis unfolded in the Andaman Sea in Southeast Asia, almost in parallel with the refugee boat crisis in the Mediterranean. Together, both crises highlight security and humanitarian implications for the greater wave of refugee crises

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Op-ed by Gordon Adams in Foreign Policy on U.S. Defense Budget

June 18, 2015

The debate over the defense budget has been underway now for six months. The Republican majority in Congress has passed budget resolutions, is working hard on defense authorizing bills (already through the House), and has pushed the defense appropriations bill through the House.

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Op-ed by Michael Krepon in the Arms Control Wonk on the 2015 RevCon

June 17, 2015

Five years ago (5/6/10), during the 2010 NPT Review Conference, you can find my blog post on "Egypt, the Spoiler?" After the 2015 RevCon, we can dispense with the question mark. What happened in New York was symptomatic of a broader malaise affecting arms control, nonproliferation,

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Op-ed by Geneive Abdo in Democracy Journal on US presence in the Gulf

June 16, 2015

In "Understanding the Gulf States" [Issue #36], F. Gregory Gause, III chronicles the personal nature of leadership in the states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), and how individual rulers have shaped regional and foreign policies over the last several decades. Personality

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Op-ed by Yuki Tatsumi in The Diplomat on Japanese Defense reforms

June 16, 2015

During his address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress in April, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe talked about the national security legislation package that his government was then about to introduce to the Diet. He explained that this legislation aimed to make "the

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Alan Romberg quoted in Forbes on Tsai Ing-wen’s campaign

June 15, 2015

The favorite to win Taiwan's presidential race next year has made two pledges that would avoid irritating old enemy China. But Chinese officials have said mysteriously little about the statements earlier this month by opposition Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tsai Ing-wen.

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Jeffrey McCausland quoted in The Diplomat on Pakistan’s tactical nuclear weapons

June 15, 2015

For 15 years, since its inception in February 2000, General Khalid Kidwai served as Director General of Pakistan's Strategic Plans Division. Now an adviser to Pakistan's National Command Authority, Kidwai was a speaker at the recent biennial Carnegie Nuclear Policy Conference.

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