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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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Alan D. Romberg interviewed in Central News Agency on Beijing’s relations with the DPP [Chinese]

November 30, 2014

(中央社記者廖漢原華盛頓29日專電)美國兩岸學者容安瀾今天表示,相信中國大陸不會改變兩岸關係和平發展的對台政策,未來幾個月將思考如何處理與民進黨的關係。

華府智庫史汀生中心(Stimson

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Rachel Stohl cited in Khaleej Times on new standards to regulate arms trade

November 29, 2014

The signatory countries of the Arms Trade Treaty [ATT] will huddle together in Berlin to prepare for the ATT’s entry into force on December 24, 2014.  Of the global arms trade, the top five importing countries are in the South and West Asian region — India, China, Pakistan, UAE and

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Yun Sun quoted in Geopolitics on a US-Vietnam alliance

November 26, 2014

The recent tactical withdrawal of a giant Chinese oil rigfrom waters claimed by both Beijing and Hanoi does not herald a change in China’s strategy of staking out claims in large swaths of the South China Sea that have bedeviled the two ideologically communist allies over the past

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Barry Blechman op-ed in Foreign Policy on a nuclear deal with Iran

November 25, 2014

An agreement would have been preferable, of course. But it's not all bad news out of Vienna right now. The decision to extend until July the deadline for negotiations with Iran over the country's nuclear program is, essentially, a step in the right direction. And making these talks a

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Aditi Gorur op-ed in World Politics Review on crisis in South-Sudan

November 25, 2014

JUBA, South Sudan—South Sudan is in crisis. Following the outbreak of a civil war almost a year ago, the country has been devastated by widespread violence that is both politically and ethnically motivated. The international community’s ability to stop the violence rests in large

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Debra Decker op-ed in the Hill on terror insurance

November 25, 2014

Despite only a few gasps left until Congress adjourns this year, much still needs to be done.  Among the less publicly-noted items in this holiday limbo is terrorism risk insurance. This program that provides government support for insurers to cover terrorist attacks on commercial

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Gordon Adams op-ed in Foreign Policy on the Pentagon’s budget management

November 25, 2014

The secretary of defense is resigning midstream. It was not expected, but perhaps it is not surprising. While the bulk of the press coverage of his departure focuses on disagreements between the White House and the Pentagon on foreign-policy issues, notably options for dealing with

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Michael Krepon blog featured in Arms Control Wonk on caging the Bomb

November 25, 2014

During this Thanksgiving season, let’s try something different: Rather than focus on doom and gloom, what hasn’t been accomplished and what irreconcilables are trying to undo, let’s focus on an improbable success story.

Despite the odds, prolonged efforts to cage the Bomb have been

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Richard Cronin quoted in the Daily New Nation on US’s opposing to the AIIB

November 24, 2014

The US 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.China and 20 other countries launched the AIIB on Oct. 24.

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The United States also is

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Gordon Adams quoted in Press TV on Republican takeover of Congress

November 22, 2014

Analysts were right to say that the Republican takeover of Congress bodes well for the war machine: already we see the levers of power slowly shifting in reverse, eager to get back to salad days of post-9/11 wartime spending.

But waiting in the wings, Hillary Clinton just may prove to

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Yuki Tatsumi’s op-ed cited in the Strategist on Japan’s national security strategy

November 21, 2014

‘The warrior ethos is at risk!’ Headlining today’s round-up is a speech by the US Army’s Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster at a Veterans Day ceremony. Specifically, it’s worth reading the second half, which discusses the importance of the warrior ethos while ‘remaining connected to

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Joshua T. White speaks at CPGS, Islamabad

November 21, 2014

 

On Friday, November 21, Joshua T. White spoke at the Centre for Pakistan and Gulf Studies on "US-Pakistan security relationship and nuclear dynamics."

 

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Stimson Commission on Global Security, Justice, & Governance cited in All Africa

November 20, 2014

Washington, DC — 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

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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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