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Archive | March, 2012

Korea Summit: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Korea Summit: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

The good: Those many small incremental improvements in securing nuclear materials worldwide–the fruit of much labor by dedicated people, as laid out by Jodi Lieberman in a recent post.
The bad: …

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The NPT in Crisis

The NPT in Crisis

Just as the self-congratulatory communiques have been issued in Seoul and pats on the back for a job well done have been distributed, Steven E. Miller has lobbed a wrench in the works.  In his very timely essay for the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, entitled Nuclear …

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Romney’s Russia Rant: Not Just Stupid, But Also Bad Politics

Romney’s Russia Rant: Not Just Stupid, But Also Bad Politics

Poor Mitt Romney. He tried to play the All American tough guy, opportunistically seizing on Obama’s ‘hot mic’ moment with Medvedev to score some cheap Cold War points by calling Russia America’s “greatest geopolitical foe”. And he succeeded, at least in assuming the “John McCain” mantle in the presidential race.
Bashing …

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One Small Step for a Man

One Small Step for a Man


Okay, the U.S. may have been the first to the moon, but we have not been the first to regulate greenhouse gases.  However, we’re getting there.  California has been advancing its cap-and-trade regime among other terrific programs, we’ve …

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Shaima Alawadi and the Fickle Discourse of Instant Obsession

Shaima Alawadi and the Fickle Discourse of Instant Obsession

America is in a state of public mourning for a young man by the name of Trayvon Martin, whose death at the hands of an over-zealous neighborhood watch volunteer – and under suspicions of racial profiling – has sparked a national dialogue on race.
His shooting death has prompted

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American Dynamism Vs. Chinese Statism

American Dynamism Vs. Chinese Statism


One does not have to look hard to find publications or experts pronouncing or describing an America in decline. They have now become ubiquitous and in many circles pass for the conventional wisdom of the day. In a similar vein, it …

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