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2011

Eric Lief Contributes to New Study on Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Global Health

November 10, 2011

Eric Lief is a contributer to a new report released by the Kaiser Family Foundation on Innovative Financing Mechanisms for Global Health.

The complete report can be found here: http://www.kff.org/globalhealth/upload/8247.pdf

 

 

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Caitlyn Antrim testifies before the House Sub-Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources

November 08, 2011

Caitlyn Antrim testified before the House Sub-Committee on Energy and Mineral Resources to discuss US interests in joining the Law of the Sea Convention and the Extended Continental Shelf. Caitlyn is the Executive Director of the Rule of Law Committee for the Oceans.

Her official

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Ellen Laipson on Saudi succession in Foreign Affairs

November 04, 2011

Ellen Laipson authors an article for Foreign Affairs on the new crown prince of Saudi Arabia. Summary: Nayef's appointment as Saudi heir apparent doesn't mark the start of a transition of power from the older generation to a younger, more liberal one. In fact, Nayef is more

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Rachel Stohl quoted on OutFront about the conviction of Viktor Bout

November 04, 2011

Managing Across Boundaries Fellow Rachel Stohl was quoted on Erin Burnett's CNN show OutFront about the conviction of notorious arms dealer Viktor Bout on November 02, 2011.

Read the full transcript here.

Watch the show here.

 

 

 

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Barry Blechman referenced in The Guardian’s Iran article

November 04, 2011

Barry Blechman was referenced in Heather Hulburt's article in The Guardian on military action against Iran.

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Gordon Adams quoted in WIRED Magazine’s Danger Room Blog

November 03, 2011

Gordon Adams was quoted by Spencer Ackerman in his Danger Room blog post on the US defense budget.

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Barry Blechman Quoted in Aljazeera

November 03, 2011

Barry Blechman was quoted in Jim Lobe's piece in Aljazeera on the US House Committee on Foreign Affairs passing two bills that would impose new sanctions on Iran.

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Michael Krepon Writes Op-Ed in DAWN

November 02, 2011

Michael Krepon published an opinion piece in DAWN on the varying pace of nuclear arms buildup in Pakistan and India.

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Gordon Adams quoted by Congressional Quarterly

October 31, 2011

Late last week, BFAD's Gordon Adams was quoted by Congressional Quarterly in an artice entitled, In Downsizing Defense, Politics Trumps Strategy. Adams opines on the political jockeying that is the backdrop of the current defense build-down.

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Barry Blechman Co-Authors Op-Ed on Climate Talks in Foreign Affairs Magazine

October 31, 2011

Barry Blechman, along with Ruth Greenspan Bell, Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and Micah Ziegler, graduate student at the University of California, Berkeley, co-wrote an opinion editorial in Foreign Affairs magazine on the upcoming

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Defense Spending Report, “What We Bought,” by Russell Rumbaugh covered by the New York Times

October 28, 2011

Cuts in military spending are at the center of the deficit-reduction debate. This New York Times exclusive analyzes "What We Bought," a new report authored by Budgeting for Foreign Affairs and Defense Co-Director Russell Rumbaugh.

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Matthew Leatherman recently quoted by The Hill

October 27, 2011

Recently, BFAD's Matthew Leatherman was quoted by a piece in The Hill entitled, White House sides with Senate on bill to freeze defense spending. Leatherman believes that the Administration's support of a "hard defense freeze" ensures that the current defense build-down will more or

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Gordon Adams quoted in latest edition of Defense News

October 27, 2011

Recently, Stimson Distinguished Fellow, Gordon Adams was quoted in a Defense News piece entitled Alternative Views Emerge in U.S. Budget Debate. Adams comments that today's defense build-down is relatively modest when compared with past reductions, and tightening the Pentagon's belt

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Ellen Laipson appears on NPR’s On Point

October 24, 2011

Ellen Laipson was a guest on NPR's On Point, hosted by Tom Ashbrook, to speak about President Obama's recent decision to remove US troops from Iraq by the end of 2011.

To listen to the recorded broadcast, click here.

 

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Alison Giffen quoted in NPR story on Lord’s Resistance Army

October 21, 2011

Alison Giffen was recently quoted in the NPR article "Uganda Mission Part Of Military's Wide Reach" by Alan Greenblatt. Giffen spoke to President Obama's recent decision to send 100 US troops into Africa to assist regional forces combating the Lord's Resistance Army.

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Gordon Adams quoted by the National Journal

October 21, 2011

Gordon Adams was recently quoted in an article for the National Journal entitled, The End of the Affair. In the acticle, Adams opined that U.S. influence in the Middle East is not what it was. Regional governments now have more say in directing their own affairs.

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William Durch speaks on United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Fit For Purpose? at Brookings

October 21, 2011

Senior Associate William Durch spoke at the Managing Global Order and Brookings-LSE Project on Internal Displacement event United Nations Peacekeeping Operations: Fit for Purpose?  The October 18 event discussed critical issues facing United Nations peacekeeping operations, and

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Alan D. Romberg interviewed on Taiwan President Ma’s peace agreement proposal

October 19, 2011

United Daily News journalist Liu Ping spoke with Stimson Center's Alan Romberg on his thoughts regarding President Ma's controversial announcement on a possible peace treaty with Mainland China and how Beijing will respond.

Click here to read the full article. In Chinese only.

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Brian Finlay speaks to the Permanent Mission of Poland

October 19, 2011

Managing Across Boundaries Director Brian Finlay spoke to the Permanent Mission of Poland to the United Nations at a UN Security Council Resolution 1540 side-event titled "Advancing international cooperation and assistance in the national implementation of UNSCR 1540/1977." Finlay's

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Brian Finlay writes on how to better combat today’s transnational threats in The Washington Times

October 19, 2011

Managing Across Boundaries Director Brian Finlay was published in The Washington Times, writing on the need to understand the interconnections between today's transnational threat portfolios and to better leverage our limited resources to more effectively overcome challenges that

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