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Alan Romberg quoted in China Review News on Cross-Strait Relations

 中評社華盛頓7月1日電(記者 余東暉)台灣軍方誤射飛彈,大陸國台辦主任張志軍指“事件影響非常嚴重,需要台灣方面做出負責任的說明”。這會否對本已停滯的兩岸溝通帶來負面影響?中評社記者第一時間追問了美國若干知名台海問題專家。  -snip-  史汀生中心東亞項目主任容安瀾(Alan Romberg)說,雖然不管是從生命損失還是從飛彈發射缺乏恰當的控制而言,這顯然都是令人煩惱的事件,但北京對此做出了冷靜回應。他也不相信這會對兩岸關係有任何影響。 

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Yun Sun quoted in Washington Times on China Joining in U.S. Navy-led Excercise

A contingent of five Chinese warships is set to sail alongside U.S. and allied vessels when the world’s biggest maritime naval exercises kick off Thursday — despite rising tensions and occasional standoffs between Chinese and U.S.

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Ellen Laipson quoted in Courthouse News Service on Future U.S. Leaders and their Middle East Policies

     WASHINGTON (CN) — With the United States set to elect its next U.S. president in 130 days, Middle East scholars gathered at the National Press Club to weigh Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump.   -snip-

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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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