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Yun Sun quoted in the Associated Press on the South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) -- Even before a ruling, China may have lost by refusing to cooperate with a U.N. arbitration tribunal over its South China Sea claims. Yet Beijing seems prepared to absorb the cost to its reputation, confident that in terms of territory and resources, it won't lose a thing.

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Laicie Heeley quoted in Federal News Radio on OCO Budget

A new report from a Washington-based think tank poin

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Michael Krepon quoted on US-Pakistan relations

Washington and Islamabad are in the midst of yet another geopolitical divorce. The US National Security Council’s South Asia man, Peter Lavoy, and the special representative for AfPak, Rick Olson, were in Islamabad last week in an attempt to salvage what is left. -snip-

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The Lure and Pitfalls of MIRVs book cited in War on the Rocks

Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of U.S. Secretary of Defense Robert Strange McNamara’s birth. It is likely tempting to mark this week with a retrospective of contributions to U.S. policy during the Kennedy and Johnson administrations and the Vietnam War in particular.

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Bill Reinsch quoted in Politico on the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Obama and Clinton's opposing views

WINE-NOT CHANGE THE 2006 WINE AGREEMENT? Winemakers in Napa Valley and a smattering of other wine-producing regions in the U.S.

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Michael Krepon op-ed in Arms Control Wonk on the Politics of Arms Limitations

Arms limitation is ridiculously hard to explain and even harder to accomplish. Arms limitation is useful when dealing with bad actors that possess fearsome weapons. If success requires self-limitation as well, the results are often met with derision, since bad actors cannot be trusted. (See U.S.

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A Normal Nuclear Pakistan report cited in The Diplomat

Pakistan continues to have a slight edge over its archrival India in the number of nuclear warheads, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed in 

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Hamzah Rifaat op-ed in The Diplomat on the Resurgence of the Taliban

The death of Mullah Mansour in Balochistan, Pakistan from a U.S.

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Michael Krepon quoted in India Today on Pakistan and Nuclear Weapons

The buddy-buddy relations between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and President Barack Obama were evident at the Oval Office on June 7-their seventh meeting in two years.

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Alan Romberg Quoted in Taipei Times on Tsai Presidency

President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) has a “cool charisma,” but the policy demands on her new administration are “daunting,” former American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) chairman Richard Bush on Wednesday told a conference in Washington. -snip-

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