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Gordon Adams' Op-ed in The Hill on Defense Spending

The defense budget is too big and Mick Mulvaney, the new Office of Management and Budget Director, knows that. Read the full article here.

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Barry Blechman's Op-ed in USA Today on Trump and Nixon

Democrats beyond a certain age, reeling from the recent president election, might recall the enmity and contempt with which they viewed another polarizing president, Richard Nixon. And, perhaps, they take some solace from the fact that after they suffered under his rule for more than five years,

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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on Trump Cabinet Appointments

Decoding the national security consequences of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s proposed Cabinet is tricky. There’s a tendency to look for substantive connective tissue among the names, beyond loyalty to Trump. On climate change, skepticism dominates, with deeply disturbing implications.

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Laicie Heeley and Amy Nelson's Op-ed in National Interest on Iran and Nuclear Deal

Nearly one year after Implementation Day, the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA) is working, and implementation of the deal is, in large measure, on track.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Los Angeles Times on Trump and Taiwan

Suddenly, Taiwan sees an opening.

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Alan Romberg's Op-ed in South China Morning Post on Trump and One-China Policy

Important, even vital, American national interests as well as global peace and stability are at stake in how – indeed, whether – President-elect Donald Trump understands the underlying principles of the United States’ long-standing “one-China” policy and the mutual commitments involved in the nor

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Brian Finlay quoted in Associated Press on WMDs

UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The "nightmare scenario" is rising for a hacking attack on a nuclear power plant's computer system that causes the uncontrolled release of radiation, the United Nations' deputy chief warned Thursday. -snip-

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Rachel Stohl's Op-ed in Just Security on The Drone Memos

There are a lot of books about drones. In addition to fictionalized accounts of drone use and technical manuals, numerous policy books have been written that describe drone technology, proliferation, and use.

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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on Regional Security in the Gulf States

When the Gulf Cooperation Council states and their Western defense partners meet, the demand for changes in regional security cooperation and threat management has long come from the outsiders. The Western partners, the U.S.

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Michael Krepon's Op-ed in Dawn on Pakistan-China Relations

ONE of Pakistan’s greatest diplomatic achievements during the Cold War was to simultaneously enjoy strong ties with the United States and China. With the end of the Cold War and the retreat of Soviet forces from Afghanistan, this triangular relationship has changed.

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