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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Yun Sun quoted in New America on Xi’s strategy in the South China Sea

March 30, 2015

In the South China Sea, a small part of the ocean is causing a big international dispute. The region is situated in the middle of vital shipping routs, and some estimates say that there are more oil reserves than all of Saudi Arabia, giving China the ability to fuel itself for a

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Geneive Abdo quoted in The Daily Beast on Iran’s nuclear arms deal

March 30, 2015

The White House seems to think a nuke deal with Iran will change everything. Let’s hope they’re trying to fool us, and not themselves.
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Genieve Abdo of the Stimson Center (and Brookings) agrees. “They want the sanctions lifted, and they want a nuclear deal,” she says. “And

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Rachel Stohl featured in upcoming event on the Arms Trade Treaty

March 27, 2015

Adopted in 2013 by the UN General Assembly, the Arms Trade Treaty sets international standards for transfers of conventional weapons, and addresses diverging security, geopolitical, economic and ethical interests related to the international arms trade. Why was it negotiated in the

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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News on the AIIB

March 27, 2015

WASHINGTON, March 26 (Yonhap) -- South Korea's decision to participate in the Chinese-led regional development bank AIIB put an end to one of the two most vexing dilemmas the country has grappled with in recent months between its biggest trading partner, China, and traditional ally,

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Sofia Sebastian’s op-ed in ISN on peacekeeping in unstabilized environments

March 26, 2015

In January, Head of UN Peacekeeping Operations Hervé Ladsous told the UN Security Council that the situation in northern Mali remains “extremely volatile” in light of the presence of terrorist groups and almost daily attacks on peacekeepers, including the latest rocket assault on a

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Alan Romberg quoted in Taipei Times on Taiwan and China

March 24, 2015

Former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) managing director Barbara Schrage’s recent remarks expressing doubt that Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Chairperson and prospective presidential candidate Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) is capable of handling cross-strait relations will not be

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Geneive Abdo in Iran Wire on political capital success in the Middle East

March 23, 2015

This week, Roland Elliott Brown presents our Nowruz Nuclear Special.

With Iran and the US speeding toward another nuclear deadline at the end of March, he speaks to a range of Iran specialists about what a deal would mean for the Iran, the United States, and the Middle East.

On this

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Michael Krepon’s column in Arms Control Wonk on “Cleansing rituals”

March 23, 2015

Another rare interview with our wet and muddy guest contributor, Chauncey Gardiner:

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Yun Sun quoted in the Wall Street Journal on China’s bottom line in Myanmar

March 23, 2015

LINCANG, China—When warplanes involved in fighting over northern Myanmar streaked across the border into China, an errant bomb killed Chinese farmers and put Beijing in a bind over a conflict it has tried to avoid.

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“On the national level, China’s bottom-line interests are

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Gordon Adams interviewed in Federal News Radio on the defense budget

March 19, 2015

The Senate Budget Committee's markup of its FY 2016 budget resolution is under way on Capitol Hill. Committee Chairman Mike Enzi's (R-Wyo.) plan is a lot different than the one the Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Rep. Tom Price (R-Wyo.), rolled out yesterday. Gordon Adams is

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Johan Bergenas’ op-ed in World Politics Review on Sustainable Development Goals

March 18, 2015

In 2000, diplomats at the United Nations adopted eight development goals aimed at poverty reduction, education, nutrition, gender equality and safeguarding the environment in the world’s poorest countries. An impressive consortium of governments, multilateral organizations,

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Yun Sun quoted in Agence France-Presse on Myanmar border conflict

March 18, 2015

Bloody conflict in a remote corner of northern Myanmar has spilled violently across the border with China, risking a rift with the mighty neighbour and threatening peace efforts with an array of rebels.

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The incident marked an "astounding" breach in relations between the two

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Yun Sun’s op-ed in Irrawaddy on border bombing in China

March 18, 2015

On Mar. 13, a Myanmar warplane reportedly dropped a bomb in the Lincang county of Yunnan Province, killing four Chinese civilians. This might mark the worst day of Sino-Burmese relations since June 1967, when Chinese embassy in Rangoon was attacked and Chinese nationals killed as a

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Russell Sticklor’s Op-ed in World Politics Review on Israel-Jordan shared water management

March 17, 2015

In late February, after several years of negotiations, Israel and Jordan signed arguably their biggest bilateral agreement since their historic 1994 peace accord: a deal for shared management of fresh water. The landmark agreement calls for construction of a new desalination plant

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Geneive Abdo and Lulwa Rizkallah’s Op-ed in the National Interest

March 17, 2015

It should be pointed out that the concept of freedom of expression means different things to different people, with some willing to limit its reach for the sake of peaceful coexistence and others believing it is limitless to the point where it can and should be offensive.

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David Michel quoted in Foreign Policy on Climate Change and Hydropower

March 17, 2015

The Hoover Dam was and is a marvel of engineering, a 700-foot wall of concrete holding back the Colorado River. Its 17 massive power turbines supply electricity for southern California and a chunk of the U.S. Southwest. But in the space of a year, the Hoover power plant will have

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Gordon Adams quoted in Bloomberg on Navy spending War Funds

March 17, 2015

(Bloomberg) -- The U.S. Navy has been spending funds that are supposed to be dedicated to war-fighting to repair and overhaul submarine propellers since 2010.

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“This is a totally inappropriate use,” said Gordon Adams, a former defense director for the White House Office of

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Michael Krepon’s Op-ed in Arms Control Wonk on the President, Congress and Iran

March 17, 2015

The Obama presidency has greatly disappointed supporters who view the President as being too aloof and for losing his progressive focus. The best rebuttal to these complaints is to read— or better yet watch — the President’s speech in Selma honoring those who were beaten by Alabama

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Rachel Stohl quoted in Center for Public Integrity on US arms trade

March 17, 2015

The United States remains the largest exporter of weaponry to the world, with Russia hanging onto second place and China grabbing ahold of third, according to the latest annual survey by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), which ranks sales of weapons based

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Yun Sun quoted in Financial Times on the AIIB

March 13, 2015

The Anglo-American dispute over membership of a new Beijing-led development bank is one of the early chapters in the growing competition between the US and China over who will write the rules for the 21st century global economy.

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According to Yun Sun, an expert on Chinese
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