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Hui Zhang on North Korean provocations

North Korea Stirs Cuban Crisis Memory By Hui Zhang Asia Times “Over the past decade, past experience has shown that the more sanctions the international community places on Pyongyang, the more Pyongyang is motivated to respond defiantly. The longer the … Continue reading

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Rami Khouri on Islamic sects in Syria

Islamists and Secular Nationalists in Syria By Rami Khouri Agence Global “The heart and soul of Syrian society for a century predominantly has been neither sectarian nor religious. But in the face of state collapse and widespread insecurity at family … Continue reading

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Ben Heineman on same-sex marriage rights

On DOMA, Real-World Arguments Could Sway the Supreme Court By Ben Heineman The Atlantic Monthly “After the Supreme Court hears oral argument in the two same-sex marriage cases next week, it could issue a momentous ruling that gay marriage is … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on climate security

America’s Security, Under the Weather By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “President Obama’s trip to the Middle East last week served as a nagging reminder of the world’s most intractable problems: the Palestinian conflict, Iran, North Korea. These are geographically distant … Continue reading

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Graham Allison on China’s role in BRICS

China Doesn’t Belong in the BRICS By Graham Allison The Atlantic “When Jim O’Neill of Goldman Sachs coined the term 12 years ago, many expected that economic growth rates in India and Brazil would soon rival China’s. That remains O’Neill’s … Continue reading

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Jeffrey Frankel on Europe’s fiscal compact

Will Europe’s Fiscal Compact Work? By Jeffrey Frankel Project Syndicate “At the start of 2013, the eurozone’s ‘fiscal compact’ entered into force, owing to its ratification on December 21 by a 12th country, Finland, a year after German Chancellor Angela … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on the Superbowl blackout

“Frank, We Lost the A Feed” By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “A few days and many press conferences later, there is no definitive answer to what happened. The Ravens eventually won the game, making the blackout seem less of a … Continue reading

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Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill publish new book on Lee Kuan Yew

Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill publish new book on Lee Kuan Yew Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwill, two leading strategic thinkers, asked Lee Kuan Yew the toughest questions that matter most to thoughtful Americans weighing the challenges of the … Continue reading

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Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti on research paradigms

RIP: The Basic/Applied Research Dichotomy By Venkatesh (Venky) Narayanamurti Issues in Science and Technology “Bush’s separation of research into “basic” and “applied” domains has been enshrined in much of U.S. science and technology policy over the past seven decades, and … Continue reading

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Juliette Kayyem on women in the military

From Seneca Falls to Stonewall and Back Again By Juliette Kayyem Boston Globe “The men did right. Last Thursday, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, a man, joined with Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Martin Dempsey, a man, to rescind … Continue reading

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