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Yuki Tatsumi Op-ed in The Diplomat on Japan's Defense

Less than two weeks away from the Permanent Court of Arbitration (PCA) in Hague issuing its ruling on the case brought by the Philippines vis-a-vis China's territorial claim in South China Sea tensions have been on the rise in East Asia

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Stimson's Chairman's Forum with Rep. Mike Rogers cited in Fed Scoop on U.S. needing to address cyber attacks

The U.S. government needs to publicly attribute cyberattacks, or it will be impossible for a private sector cybersecurity insurance market to develop, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee said Thursday. -snip-

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Rachel Stohl quoted in Foreign Policy on Drone Data Transparency

The Obama administration opened a small window on the lethality of its drone program Friday, for the first time offering a rough estimate of the number of civilians killed in counterterrorism air raids. But the death toll estimate continues to obscure much more than it illuminates.

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Grading Progress on U.S. Drone Policy report cited in Haaretz on Drone's and Civilians Killed

Up to 116 civilians may have been killed in U.S. drone strikes outside of war zones, an assessment by U.S. intelligence officials said Friday.

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Brian Finlay op-ed in On Think Tanks on Stimson's Five Star Transparency Rating

Amidst the most contentious, high-stakes, and mean-spirited campaign for U.S. president in decades, it is difficult to overstate the level of political partisanship that has enveloped American policymaking.

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Stimson's Secure Oceans Report cited in the Diplomat on Vietnam's Diplomacy in the South China Sea

The sea breeze found us on a fast boat bound for Ly Son Island, located about 15 nautical miles off Vietnam’s Central Coast. For centuries, the island has served as a base for their fishermen to venture into the dangerous Paracels Archipelago. -snip-

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Nate Olson quoted in Politico on Trump's Proposed Trade Plan

EX-IM FEELS THE WEIGHT OF A YEAR OF INSTABILITY: The Export-Import Bank has had a turbulent year, and its latest global competitiveness survey shows the effects of a months-long lapse in authorization it suffered last year and a continuing lack of quorum.

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Stimson Center Mentioned in Think Tank Watch on Receiving a Five Star Transparency Rating

A new report by Transparify shows that the conservative think tanks American En

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Nate Olson and William Reinsch quoted in Financial Post on Possible British Talent and Capital Decline After Brexit

The same forces that helped build London into a global financial superpower now appear to be lining up against it as the dust settles from last week’s Brexit vote.

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Ellen Laipson op-ed in World Politics Review on Brexit's Impact on the Middle East

The Brexit bombshell is bad news for the Middle East region on a number of scores, in particular what it says about Western attitudes toward migrants and Muslims, and about loss of support for economic integration, a big idea that would improve prospects for the Arab world.   

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