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Alexander Decina and Jesse Marks' Op-ed in Defense One on Russian Safe Zones in Syria

If there was any doubt the Russians are now leading diplomatic efforts on Syria, the latest round of Astana talks made it abundantly clear.

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Laicie Heeley's Op-ed in The Hill on Pentagon Slush Fund

Democrats delivered a win on the budget this week. The $1.1 trillion spending bill Congress unveiled provided an additional $15 billion in war spending, less than the $30 billion the Trump administration had requested.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News Agency on Trump's Praise Towards Kim Jong-un

WASHINGTON, May 3 (Yonhap) -- U.S. President Donald Trump's expression of his "honored" willingness to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could be a way, albeit clumsy, of laying the groundwork for eventual resumption of negotiations, U.S. experts said Wednesday. -snip-

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Yun Sun quoted in Forbes on Sino-Laos Relations

Laos typically welcomes help from China. About 23% of the landlocked Southeast Asian country’s 6.8 million people live in poverty. Rural infrastructure lags behind most of its neighbors.

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William Reinsch quoted in Bloomberg on Peter Navarro

As he stepped onto the stage at the annual meeting of the National Association for Business Economics, Peter Navarro knew he was facing a tough crowd—or what passes for one in the staid world of the social sciences.

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Yun Sun quoted in Australian Broadcasting Corporation on Japan's Constitution

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has signalled his intention to reignite a long-running debate over revising the country's war-renouncing constitution, citing regional security concerns as one reason behind the push. -snip-

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Ellen Laipson's Op-Ed in World Politics Review on Trump's Approach to Foreign Leaders

U.S. President Donald Trump’s latest comments on North Korean leader Kim Jong Un suggest a new tactic: Rather than asserting primacy and disparaging other countries’ policies, Trump has tried to convey empathy for Kim’s predicament.

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Yun Sun quoted in Business Insider on Trump's Willingness to Talk to North Korea

President Donald Trump told Bloomberg on Monday that he'd be "honored" to talk to Kim Jong Un, and while it's not the first time he's signaled a willingness to meet with one of the world's most brutal dictators, it may provide an important glance into his North Korea strategy. -snip-

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William Reinsch quoted in Bloomberg on Trump’s ‘Buy American’ Rule

A directive requiring U.S. pipeline companies to use American steel and iron in their projects is testing President Donald Trump’s ability to keep his promises to two industries on opposing sides of the issue. -snip-

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Laicie Heeley quoted in Inside Defense on FY-18

Congress is poised to avert a government shutdown this week with a fiscal year 2017 omnibus appropriations bill that boosts the Pentagon's warfighting account by $15 billion, which is only half of what the Trump administration had sought, setting the stage for yet another partisan battle over spe

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