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Support, Don’t Promote, Democracy Abroad

by Harry Blaney

Rethinking National Security, Nov-10-2010 | Article

The debate rages over what and how much world leaders and other senior officials should and should not say in public about the actions and policies of countries other... Read More »

The new faces of reform in North Korea

by Selig S. Harrison

Boston.com , Oct-13-2010 | Article

KIM JONG-IL’S bold moves to strengthen his grip on the Workers Party, the Army, and the bureaucracy in North Korea mark an important victory for the advocates of economic ... Read More »

U.S. Must Stabilize Chinese Relations

by Selig S. Harrison

Politico, Sep-30-2010 | Article

As fears of a prolonged recession grow, so does the need to stabilize U.S. economic relations with China. ... Read More »

China's Discreet Hold on Pakistan's Northern Borderlands

by Selig S. Harrison

International Herald Tribune, Aug-26-2010 | Article

While the world focuses on the flood-ravaged Indus River valley, a quiet geopolitical crisis is unfolding in the Himalayan borderlands of northern Pakistan, where Islamabad is handing over de facto control of the strategic Gilgit-Baltistan region in the northwest corner of disputed Kashmir to China.... Read More »

How to Leave Afghanistan Without Losing

by Selig S. Harrison

Foreign Policy, Aug-25-2010 | Article

As prospects for an early U.S.-NATO military victory in Afghanistan fade and pressures for the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces grow, the ... Read More »

Barack hasn't Banned the Bomb

by Selig S. Harrison

Le Monde Diplomatique, Apr-06-2010 | Article

Although the Nobel peace prize committee believed Barack Obama is passionately committed to nuclear downsizing, if not disarmament, the US president may be no more successful in controlling the hawks than he was with the banks and, for a long time, the health insurers... Read More »

Should U.S. keep 'first use' option?

by Selig S. Harrison

USA Today , Apr-06-2010 | Article

When should the U.S. use nuclear weapons? Most Americans would no doubt reply: when and if it is attacked with nuclear weapons. ... Read More »

The bomb wasn’t banned

by Selig S. Harrison

Le Monde Diplomatique, Apr-01-2010 | Article

Although the Nobel peace prize committee believed Barack Obama is passionately committed to nuclear downsizing, if not disarmament, the US president may be no more... Read More »

Defense Secretary Gates Is Not a Diplomat

by Melvin A. Goodman

Truthout, Oct-28-2009 | Article

Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates has played the "ugly American" in Tokyo, cast in a role he should not be given... Read More »

Afghanistan's Tyranny of the Minority

by Selig S. Harrison

NY Times, Aug-16-2009 | Article

AS the debate intensifies within the Obama administration over how to stabilize Afghanistan, one major problem is conspicuously missing from the discussion: the growing alienation of the country’s largest ethnic group, the Pashtun tribes, who make up an estimated 42 percent of the population of 33 million... Read More »

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