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A TALE OF TWO SANCTIONS

by Sarah Jolley, Hannah Poteete

Inkstick, Jun-15-2018 | Article

On May 13, just days after Trump announced the US would leave the Iran deal, Trump administration officials made the Sunday talk show rounds with one clear message: if European companies continue to do business with Iran, the US will slap them with sanctions... Read More »

Confidence in Government on National Security Matters: May 2018

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, Jun-12-2018 | Article

In July, we began a polling project to measure public confidence in government institutions on national security matters on an ongoing basis. This post provides our data for the month of May... Read More »

Who is this woman standing next to Trump?

by Diana Ohlbaum

Washington Post, Jun-11-2018 | Letter

The June 2 front-page article “Summit with Kim will go forward, Trump announces,” about reinstatement of the summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, was accompanied by a photograph of Trump and two others... Read More »

An Open Letter to UN Secretary-General António Guterres

by Win Without War

Human Rights Watch, Jun-08-2018 | Letter

As organizations working to protect children in situations of war, we sincerely welcome your decision in 2017 to include the Saudi Arabia-led Coalition along with other violators in the annexes of your Annual Report of the Secretary-General on Children and Armed (“Annual Report”) based on credible UN-verified evidence of violations against children in armed conflict... Read More »

The Future is African

by Salih Booker

Washington Post, Jun-07-2018 | Article

Beginning in 2035, the number of young people reaching working age in Africa will exceed that of the rest of the world combined, and will continue every year for the rest of the century... Read More »

Narcissus On The World Stage

by Diana Ohlbaum

LobeLog, Jun-04-2018 | Article

Narcissus? No, I’m not talking about Donald Trump. In fact, I don’t want to talk about Trump any more. Frankly, I don’t even want to hear about Trump any more. My outrage meter is broken... Read More »

The Difference a Hearing Makes: Public Awareness of and Confidence in Gina Haspel Increased After Her Senate Testimony

by Ben Freeman

Lawfare, May-31-2018 | Article

The fight over Gina Haspel’s nomination to be director of the CIA was one of the more politically controversial that has emerged in recent months. It raised complex questions of leadership and accountability and reopened discussion over this country’s use of harsh interrogation techniques that many have characterized as torture... Read More »

Sanctioned Russian Bank Wooed D.C. With Glitzy Parties and High-Powered Lobbyists

by Ben Freeman

Daily Beast, May-31-2018 | Article

From hiring ex-congressmen to hosting the Bolshoi Ballet, VTB tried hard to convince Washington to drop sanctions... Read More »

Cuba-U.S. Collaboration in a New Era of Change

by CIP

May-31-2018 | Press Release

Successes and Opportunities in the Environment and Historic Preservation ... Read More »

FOR PROGRESS WITH NORTH KOREA, DUMP JOHN BOLTON

by William D. Hartung

Inkstick, May-29-2018 | Article

He may not know how or on what timeline, but I believe that Donald Trump truly does want to negotiate an end to North Korea’s nuclear weapons program. Why he wants to do it — whether to get a Nobel Prize or to be able to brag that he’s a better deal maker than Barack Obama — doesn’t matter... Read More »

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