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Balancing in Asia: Against China or Ourselves?

May 4, 2012

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The Obama administration’s “pivot” to Asia has received much attention lately among policy analysts. An article from the Council on Foreign Relations concisely summarizes the main points of the new strategic focus on Asia as a natural result of shifting U.S. attention away from Iraq and Afghanistan and stemming from a desire to hedge against a […]

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Friendly as Tea Time in Iowa?

February 21, 2012

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In a context of growing international political and economic friction between China and the United States, and a domestic political climate where China-bashing has become increasingly popular for both current leaders and presidential hopefuls, the future of Sino-U.S. relations concerns observers everywhere. For China as well as the United States, domestic politics is extremely important […]

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Buying Time

January 31, 2012

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Recently the European Union has been building up to the implementation of “crippling” new sanctions against the government of Iran. These new sanctions were finally revealed on January 23 and their primary focus is on limiting Iran’s oil export capability. Despite the strong rhetoric, these sanctions will not truly be effective in the short-term as […]

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Homegrown Terrorism vs. International Terrorism

August 1, 2011

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In recent days the world has watched in horror as one of the most peaceful nations on earth has experienced one of the largest terrorist attacks since September 11. What makes the recent tragedy in Norway so appalling is the fact that it didn’t originate from without Norway’s borders. Unlike the Al-Qaeda attack of September […]

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Why Food is a National Security Threat

July 7, 2011

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When you drive through a McDonald’s or pick up a gallon of milk at the grocery store you probably aren’t thinking of national security. However, the food sector of the United States economy is one of the areas most susceptible to national security threats in a variety of forms. One need only look at the […]

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