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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on Iran and Trump

The one-year anniversary of the Iran nuclear agreement’s implementation on Monday—combined with Senate confirmation hearings for President-elect Donald Trump’s Cabinet nominees last week and the death of former Iranian President Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani on Jan.

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Michael Krepon's Op-ed in Foreign Affairs on Tensions in Kashmir

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump will inherit rising nuclear dangers in five regions of the globe. Every one of them could get worse under his watch.

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Brian Eyler quoted in Bangkok Post on Development in the Mekong

From the urban office worker to the village boatman, many people's lives are changing -- for better or for worse -- with the growing influence of China in the Mekong region. This situation has produced...  -snip-

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Yun Sun quoted in Voice of America on Technology in the South China Sea

China has taken a wide technological lead to help bolster its control over much of Asia’s most contested tract of sea, an advantage that analysts say will help keep less equipped countries away from Beijing’s massive maritime claims. -snip-

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Ellen Laipson's Op-ed in World Politics Review on National Intelligence Council

This week, the National Intelligence Council released its quadrennial report about global trends, and it’s a sober read. Governance is getting harder, and the nature of power is changing.

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Rachel Stohl interviewed in BBC on US Drone Program

When Donald Trump takes office, he will inherit sweeping powers to kill terrorists and militants. And he is likely to do it by deploying what the US Air Force call Remotely Piloted Aircraft, but which go by a more common name - drones.

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William Reinsch quoted in Morning Consult on Commerce Department

The people holding the three major trade-related positions in the incoming Trump administration will help form a barrier between the president-elect and trade enthusiasts in other economic appointments, according to several analysts. -snip-

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William Reinsch quoted in Wall Street Journal on Import Tariffs

Workers at a struggling paper mill in rural Madison, Maine, cheered in 2015 when the U.S. government slapped an import tariff on a type of magazine paper made in Canada. -snip-

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