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Nunn’s Nuclear Nightmare Scenario

featuring Sam Nunn, William J. Perryvia Ledger-Enquirer
Monday, May 2, 2016

Some moments in the “Cold” War of the latter half of the 20th century were far more chilling than all but a few Americans ever knew.

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In Choosing Female Leaders, U.S. Trails Many Nations

by Markos Kounalakisvia Sacramento Bee
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Every election brings new questions about the qualities and character of national leadership, in the United States and abroad. In the 2008 presidential election, the big question was whether America could elect a nonwhite man – in this case, an African American – as president. Up until then, all U.S. presidents had been white Christian males of European descent.

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North Korean Missiles And Greek Spears

by Barry Strauss via Military History in the News
Friday, April 29, 2016

North Korea has launched three intermediate range ballistic missiles in the last two weeks. Each one was a failure and ended in an explosion or crash. The UN Security Council has banned such tests and issued a warning about increasing sanctions if such misbehavior continues. Indeed, there might be worse trouble in store. Many expect North Korea to conduct another nuclear test, its fifth. On May 6 the country is holding the first congress of its ruling Workers’ Party in 36 years.

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How The West Was Lost – And Why We Need It Back

by Timothy Garton Ashvia The Guardian
Thursday, April 28, 2016

The ties between Europe and the US have loosened, but there are still huge global challenges – Russia, China, the Middle East, climate change – we can only face together.

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Donald Trump, Laying Out Foreign Policy, Promises Coherence

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia The New York Times
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Donald J. Trump, exuding confidence after his resounding primary victories in the East, promised a foreign policy on Wednesday that he said would put “America first.” 


Managing Debt In An Overleveraged World

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Wednesday, April 27, 2016

What ever happened to deleveraging? In the years since the 2008 global financial crisis, austerity and balance-sheet repair have been the watchwords of the global economy. And yet today, more than ever, debt is fueling concern about growth prospects worldwide.

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Nuclear Threat Now Greater Than During Cold War, Say Nunn, Perry At UGA

featuring Sam Nunn, William J. Perryvia Athens Banner-Herald
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The threat of someone using a nuclear weapon is even greater now than it was during the Cold War, according to former U.S. Sen. Sam Nunn and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William Perry.

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Would JASTA Violate International Law?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia Just Security
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Writing in The New York Times last Friday, Curt Bradley and Jack Goldsmith argued that the Justice Against State Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) would “violate a core principle of international law,” the principle of foreign sovereign immunity.

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Sustaining Military Readiness—The Devil Is In The Details

by Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Strategika
Friday, April 29, 2016

Today’s global security crystal ball is murky, but a safe assumption is that the Middle East, North Africa, and Europe will remain unsettled and nests of terrorist activity, motivation, and recruitment; with sanctions lifted Iran’s conventional military re-emergence in the region will further challenge the security environment in the Middle East; Northeast Asian allies, China, and the U.S. will continue to react to an unpredictable regime in North Korea.

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Views On Vietnam: The Irony Of The LBJ Library Vietnam War Summit

mentioning Hoover Institutionvia My Statesman
Tuesday, April 26, 2016

The LBJ Library and the University of Texas are holding the Vietnam War Summit this week, bringing to Austin former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, current Secretary of State John Kerry and numerous other speakers, including former Sens. Bob Kerry and Chuck Robb, Admiral William McRaven and several Medal of Honor recipients.