Spotlight

Deferring the Inevitable

February 04, 2014

By Gordon Adams - Beyond the emotional and tragic tale of Army Ranger Cory Remsburg, President Barack Obama's State of the Union address didn't say much about defense, beyond an anodyne

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Break the link between terrorism funding and poaching

February 03, 2014

By Johan Bergenas -There is a new threat in the terrorist hotbed of Africa, and the U.S. military can do much more to combat it. Poaching of endangered elephants and rhinos has become a

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Making Sense of the Geneva II Syria Peace Talks (video)

January 31, 2014

Mona Yacoubian participated in a discussion at the Atlantic Council's Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East on the Geneva II peace talks. The event examined the outcomes of

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Responding to China’s Counter-space Capabilities

January 30, 2014

By Michael Krepon - The challenge of deterring attacks on US space assets and supporting infrastructure is not new. We faced this challenge during the Cold War against a very

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Iran and Asia: China Is the Quiet Giant

January 29, 2014

By Yun Sun - China is the quiet giant in the latest diplomatic campaign to prevent Iran from getting a bomb. As Tehran's largest trading partner, Beijing has enormous political and

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Taiwan: Consolidating Stability

January 28, 2014

By Alan D. Romberg - The leadership transition in Taiwan in 2008 was an important turning point in cross-Strait relations. The Democratic Progressive Party's (DPP) Chen Shui-bian

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Stimson event on Capitol Hill examines the future of US tactical nuclear weapons (video)

January 27, 2014

After years of contentious debate within NATO about the presence of American nuclear weapons in Europe, the United States faces a critical decision about whether to spend billions of

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Government Can’t Do It All, But the Public Can Help

January 24, 2014

By Debra Decker - Government cannot tackle all of the nation's problems, and it recognizes the need for more help. More agencies should consider an appeal to the public -- an approach

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Perils of Punditry

January 23, 2014

By Michael Krepon - US commentary on nuclear developments in Pakistan and India is usually not well received on the subcontinent. One reason is that cautionary messages sound

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Geneva Likely to be ‘An Exercise in Checking the Box’

January 22, 2014

The Geneva II peace talks are set to commence a week from today, and observers inside and outside the country see little cause for optimism. Syria's political opposition remains deeply

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