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Gordon Adams quoted in Politico on Trump's selection of generals for foreign and security policy positions

Donald Trump is enlisting generals for the upper ranks of his administration to a degree uncommon in modern politics — and that has some lawmakers, diplomats and former national security officials worried that the president-elect will be relying too heavily on military leaders to shape foreign an

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Gordon Adams op-ed in Foreign Policy on Trump pick Gen. Mattis

In the 1990s, during Bill Clinton’s second term, Secretary of State Madeleine Albright (A), National Security Advisor Sandy Berger (B), and Secretary of Defense William Cohen (C) would meet weekly for what was called the “ABC lunch.” When the rest of us minions gathered in the White House Situati

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Michael Krepon op-ed in Arms Control Wonk on Trump and the bomb

Donald Trump’s narrow victory could bring a reprise of President Richard Nixon’s “madman theory” of deterrence – except on steroids. Nixon and Henry Kissinger believed that projecting an image of readiness to use nuclear weapons could provide negotiating leverage.

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Yun Sun quoted in USA Today on South Korean politics affecting US relations

The pro-U.S. foreign policy of South Korean President Park Geun Hye is at risk now that she appears to be on her way out over a growing corruption scandal.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News Agency on new UN sanctions and North Korea

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 (Yonhap) -- The new package of U.N. sanctions on North Korea will make life harder for the communist nation by slashing its foreign currency earnings, but is unlikely to change Pyongyang's calculus on its nuclear and missile programs, U.S. experts said Wednesday.

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Barry Blechman profiled in The Magazine of Queens College

Barry Blechman’s ’63 interest in nuclear disarmament may have taken hold in his senior year at Queens College. “I remember being in the cafeteria reading in the New York Times about the Cuban Missile Crisis,” he says.

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Stimson's "Disclosing the Drone Program" event cited in Defense One's D-Brief

Baghdad's elite Golden Division special forces say they are 3.5 kms from the Tigris river that splits Mosul in two, Iraqi news reports this morning.

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Michael Krepon quoted in The Washington Post on weapons treaties

THE BIOLOGICAL and Toxin Weapons Convention, a treaty outlawing the development and production of germ weapons, lacked effective verification and compliance mechanisms from the moment it entered into force in 1975. A series of review conferences has tried to improve it, without much success.

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Rachel Stohl's drones work honored in Prospect 2016 Think Tank Awards

It is hard to remember a year like it. Brexit, the collapse of the David Cameron’s government and now the election of Donald Trump have sent the political world into a spin. By any measure, 2016 will go down as the graveyard of orthodoxy.

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Ellen Laipson op-ed in World Politics Review on Trump and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Despite Donald Trump’s tough talk about the Iran nuclear deal during the presidential campaign, there have been some signals since the election that his administration may walk back his threat to cancel the accord.

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