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Laicie Heeley's Op-Ed in The Hill on Pentagon Spending

It seems that those who suggested it would be unwise to take the president at his word were mistaken.

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Sameer Lalwani quoted in The Hindu on US-India Relations

“We… are issuing a new decree to be heard… in every foreign capital… From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first,” said Donald Trump, moments after taking oath as the 45th President of the United States.

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Aditi Gorur quoted in AFP on UN Peacekeeping

United Nations (United States) (AFP) - Washington's new UN envoy Nikki Haley is putting in motion a far-reaching review of UN peacekeeping that is likely to lead to closures and downsizing of missions, according to diplomats. -snip-

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Yuki Tatsumi's Op-ed in The Diplomat on US Allies in East Asia

New U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis visited East Asia for his first foreign trip as the head of the Pentagon. Over the last several days, he visited the Republic of Korea (ROK) and Japan, meeting with his counterparts in both countries.

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Shane Mason's Op-ed in Defense News on India's Budget

The most eye-catching aspects of the recently released Indian defense budget are top-line growth and diminished spending for procurement.

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Laicie Heeley quoted in WJLA on Iran Notice

WASHINGTON (Sinclair Broadcast Group) — On Wednesday, the White House of

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William Reinsch quoted in The Hill on US-UK Trade

A free trade agreement between the United States and United Kingdom could be coming, but it is likely to take a while. -snip-

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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on Clash of Civilizations

President Donald Trump’s rushed move to block entry to the U.S. for refugees and travelers from selected Muslim-majority states is sure to exacerbate the perception of a “clash of civilizations” between the West and the Islamic world.

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Yun Sun quoted in The Diplomat on

China’s recent decision to exclude the Nu River in China (also known as the Upper Salween) from their dam-building program highlights Beijing’s contradictory support for dam projects downstream in the ethnic states of Myanmar. -snip-

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William Reinsch quoted in Christian Science Monitor on NAFTA

JANUARY 26, 2017 —For years, Donald Trump has insisted that international trade is a high-stakes contest that the United States perennially loses. Now that he is president, he is moving quickly to try and reverse the way the nation plays its trade cards. -snip-

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