Matthew Leatherman interviewed on NPR about public views of military spending

Matthew Leatherman was quoted on NPR's Morning Edition regarding defense cuts.

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Johan Bergenas’ Op-ed in Politico on fishing wars in Asia

April 21, 2015

In 2012, Beijing transformed a Soviet-era hulk into its first aircraft carrier, a major step in the country’s military build-up. Now, Chinese officials are confirming they won’t make any more trips to the old aircraft-carrier bazaar but are instead constructing a second naval

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Yun Sun quoted in China Dialogue on China’s new silk road

April 20, 2015

China recently unveiled an action plan for its controversial One Belt, One Road initiative to link its economy with the rest of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Europe.  Known as the ‘new silk roads’, it combines new infrastructure networks of roads, railway lines, ports to

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Johan Bergenas’ Op-ed in the Washington Post on illegal wildlife trafficking

April 20, 2015

Poaching has a long history in the United States and abroad, with armed conflicts dating back to the Oyster Wars of the 1800s. But the illegal wildlife trade has skyrocketed in recent years, and the threat of species loss looms large. The trade has changed as it’s grown, and

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Brian Finlay in CEIP panel on the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty

April 20, 2015

For several years efforts to strengthen the norm against nuclear testing and to advance the entry into force of Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty have seemed to stall. Various narratives purport to explain the perceived lack of progress: obstructionism by several key states in

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Gordon Adams’ op-ed in Foreign Policy on Iran and the US administrations

April 15, 2015

One of the things that struck me about George W. Bush’s foreign policy was that it was clear and consistent, both in goals and in implementation. In policy, you knew what he was for; you knew what he was against. The themes were clear: nonproliferation, counterterrorism, and

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Michael Krepon’s column in Arms Control Wonk on the Iran Deal, critiques and rebuttals

April 14, 2015

Critics are trying to have it both ways: The Obama administration’s framework agreement is bad because it fanaticizes improved Iranian behavior. Or the agreement is bad because it won’t change Iranian behavior. Both critiques are wide of the mark. This agreement has a narrow but

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Johanna Mendelson Forman’s Op-ed in World Politics Review on energy security in the Caribbean

April 10, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama's announcement of $20 million in financing for private investment in Caribbean clean energy projects at a meeting yesterday with the region's leaders in Kingston, Jamaica, comes at a good time: After a lost decade during which easy access to cheap

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Geneive Abdo broadcasted in C-SPAN on combating violent extremism

April 10, 2015

Mbarka Bouaida outlined Morocco’s political history and her country’s efforts in combating violent extremism. She also discussed the U.S.-Moroccan Strategic Dialogue, which took place during her visit to Washington, D.C. Following her remarks, panelists focused on the influence of

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Matthew Leatherman quoted in Defense News on the Better Buying Power

April 10, 2015

WASHINGTON — After months of expectation, Pentagon officials ordered the implementation of Better Buying Power 3.0 Thursday afternoon.

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Matthew Leatherman, an adviser to the Stimson Center, called the the Better Buying Power series of reforms more "realistic" than other

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Debra Decker’s op-ed in The Hill on increasing security and trade in the Americas

April 09, 2015

When President Obama visits with Caribbean leaders April 9 in Jamaica and then attends the Summit of the Americas in Panama, trade and security issues should top his agenda.

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Shannon Dick’s op-ed in ISN on security threats in Africa

April 09, 2015

For nearly two years, the Central African Republic (CAR) has been plagued by armed violence, with the civil war between the rebel coalition and government forces claiming the lives of thousands of victims and displacing millions more. Armed groups sustain their activities in part by

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Yun Sun quoted in Deutsche Welle on rebel casualties in Myanmar

April 09, 2015

Myanmars umstrittene Minderheitenpolitik führt seit Jahrzehnten immer wieder zu Kämpfen zwischen verschiedenen ethnischen Milizen und den Regierungstruppen. Es geht um das Maß an Autonomie, das die Zentralregierung zugesteht und die Minderheiten fordern.

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Die Spannungen in

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Geneive Abdo’s op-ed in The National Interest on Arab opinion of the Iran Deal

April 07, 2015

As the White House claims a well-deserved victory over the nuclear deal with Iran, Washington must also realize that Arab states and societies view the agreement as a reflection of a fundamental shift in the power dynamics of the Middle East.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Forbes on North Korea and Iran

April 06, 2015

Israel and Republicans in the U.S. Congress now share common cause with North Korea on one critical topic: they hate the nuclear deal that  negotiators from the U.S. and five other countries have struck with Iran.

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Scott Snyder at the Council on Foreign Relations told South

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Michael Krepon’s column in Arms Control Wonk on the Iran Deal

April 06, 2015

The framework agreement reached by the United States and its negotiating partners with Iran is a significant accomplishment, imposing substantial constraints on Tehran’s ability to make nuclear weapons. If it is finalized, only one other executive agreement dealing with nuclear

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Gordon Adams and Matthew Leatherman quoted in Defense News on OCO

April 06, 2015

WASHINGTON — The presence of the overseas contingency operations (OCO) fund is preventing needed reforms to the defense budget, a panel of experts said April 3.

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Gordon Adams, a former top defense official at the Office of Management and Budget and now a distinguished fellow

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Alan Romberg cited in Taipei Times on Beijing’s actions

April 06, 2015

Unless Beijing significantly reduces the size and scope of its military threat, Washington will feel compelled to approve major new weapons sales to Taiwan “at various times in the future,” a report from the Carnegie Endowment said.

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Written by 10 authors, including Carnegie

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David Michel quoted in Climate Central on hydro projects

April 06, 2015

As investments in wind and solar power climb, backing major hydropower projects may be seen as a risky bet in a warming world, as studies show that reservoirs may be major sources of methane emissions and climate change itselfcould make rain and snowfall less certain in some … Read More »

Debra Decker’s op-ed in Weekly Gleaner on Obama visit in Caribbean

April 06, 2015

When President Obama visits with Caribbean leaders April 9 in Jamaica, broad trade and security issues should top his agenda. Trade growth in the Americas can drive jobs and development - a good thing for everyone. But security issues in one country can haunt its trading partners and

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