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Nate Olson interviewed on Voice of America on Trump

Nate Olson was interviewed on Voice of America's View 360 Urdu television program regarding the upcoming G20 summit and the challenges and allies Trump may encounter there.

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Yun Sun quoted in Business Insider on Trump's options for North Korea

After North Korea's groundbreaking test of a missile purpose-built to hold US cities at risk of nuclear attack, President Donald Trump now has to face a brand new question in the decades-long standoff between the West and North Korea: What now? -snip-

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Jesse Marks' and Alexander Decina's op-ed in Foreign Affairs on protecting civilians in Syrian safe zones

As Russia’s “de-escalation plan” for the ongoing war in Syria takes effect, neighboring countries are keen to return massive Syrian refugee populations to the four safe zones that the plan establishes in the western part of the country.

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Nate Olson quoted on CNN on Japan-EU free trade deal

On the eve of a G20 summit with Trump, the leaders of Europe and Japan signed a free trade agreement covering more than 600 million people, 30% of the global economy and 40% of total world trade. -snip-

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William Reinsch quoted in Reuters on tariffs

G20 leaders will discuss steel overcapacity at this week's summit in Germany, European officials said, as tensions rise over U.S. President Donald Trump's plan to use a Cold War-era law to restrict steel imports for national security reasons. -snip-

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Yun Sun interviewed on France 24 on the North Korea missile threat

Early on Tuesday morning, North Korean state media announced that the secretive Communist country had for the very first time successfully test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile, which experts call a "game changer" as it could potentially strike the United States mainland.

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Alan Romberg quoted in Yonhap News on South Korean President Moon Jae-in's summit with Trump

President Moon Jae-in produced better-than-expected results from his first summit talks with U.S. President Donald Trump as he succeeded in aligning their respective approaches to North Korea, U.S. experts said Saturday. -snip-

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Debra Decker's op-ed in The Cipher Brief on nuclear energy

While Iran and North Korea nuclear challenges capture the news, another nuclear front is unfolding – in nuclear energy.

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Rachel Stohl and Shannon Dick's Op-ed in Foreign Policy on child soldiers

The Donald Trump administration released the annual Trafficking in Persons Report this week, which includes the list of governments known to use or support the use of child soldiers and thus which may be prohibited from receiving U.S. weapons and military assistance.

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William Reinsch quoted in LA Times on the risks of steel tariffs

President Trump was standing on the banks of the Ohio River, and as barges loaded with West Virginia coal floated by, he noted that half the United States’ steel is produced within 250 miles and told the crowd that soon “the steel folks are going to be very happy.” -snip-

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