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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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Hamzah Rifaat Hussain op-ed in The Diplomat on Raheel Sharif

Recently, Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif nominated Lt. Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa as the new Chief of Army Staff (COAS). The outgoing COAS, General Raheel Sharif, is set to retire on November 29.

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Stimson's "Disclosing the Drone Program" event cited in Politico

LATE FOR A VERY IMPORTANT DATE: Virginia and Maryland have told Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx that they aren’t going to create a new oversight body for Metro before DOT’s deadline of Feb. 9, 2017, the Washington Post reports.

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

Donald Trump becomes President when the global nuclear order is wobbly and arms-control agreements are unraveling. Nuclear dangers are growing along three axes – North Korea, U.S.-Russian relations, and the triangular competition among India, Pakistan and China.

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Stimson's South Asian Visiting Fellows Program cited in The Diplomat on Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf plans to march on Islamabad

In a bid to fix its previous shortcomings and to finally rout Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s damaged rule, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) planned to march on Islamabad yet again earlier this month.

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Courtney Weatherby and Brian Eyler cited in Voice of America Khmer on Laos plans for dams

WASHINGTON — Laos, the only landlocked country in Southeast Asia, plans to build more than a hundred hydropower dams on major tributaries and the mainstream of the Mekong River, aiming to become the “Battery of Southeast Asia”.

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Courtney Weatherby op-ed in The Diplomat on Mekong dam anxieties

The government of Laos officially submitted the Pak Beng Dam to the Mekong River Commission in mid-November and has begun preparatory work around the future dam site.

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Nate Olson quoted in Marketplace on the Trump administration's position on the TPP

Among the campaign promises President-elect Donald Trump seems intent on keeping  is withdrawing the U.S. from the Trans-Pacific Partnership. The trade agreement between the U.S. and 11 Asia-Pacific countries has yet to be approved by Congress.

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Rachel Stohl quoted in Arms Control Association on rules for armed drones trade

The United States has won support from almost 50 countries for an initiative intended to “ensure the responsible export and subsequent use” of armed drones. Absent from the list are key supplier states such as China and Israel and important buyers such as France and the United Arab Emirates.

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Rachel Stohl op-ed in The Cipher Brief on drones and the law of armed conflict

Over the last eight years, President Barack Obama’s counterterrorism policy has in large part been defined by drone strikes against a number of terrorist targets around the world. Indeed, the U.S.

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