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February 17, 2011 / By Jonathan Larkin
Preparing for Diplomacy in the 21st Century

Preparing for Diplomacy in the 21st Century: Education and Training Reform in the US Foreign Service

By Jonathan Larkin - Diplomats are the nation's first line of defense. The

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December 01, 2009 / By Madeline England, Alix Boucher
Security Sector Reform Best Practices and Lessons Learned

Security sector reform (SSR) aims to support the development of “effective, inclusive and accountable security institutions so as to contribute to international peace and security,

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May 06, 2009 / By Gordon Adams
Change to administration’s plan proposed

House lawmakers want the State Department to handle aid to Pakistan.

Administrative authority for a new $400 million counterinsurgency fund for Pakistan should
reside within the State

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February 10, 2009 / By Gordon Adams
Increasing the U.S. defense budget won’t stimulate the economy

The next war—the battle for even more defense spending—is now under way. Major weapons
program manufacturers are worried that Defense Secretary Robert Gates may be serious about

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October 22, 2003 / By Alan D. Romberg
Rein In at the Brink of the Precipice: American Policy Toward Taiwan and U.S.-PRC Relations

While America and China were drawn together thirty-five years ago by shared strategic imperatives, the Taiwan issue still stood as the paramount obstacle to full diplomatic -normalized-

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