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Its centre of gravity will always be in the transatlantic space

Q&A / November 23, 2020
How NATO can adapt to future challenges: Rose Gottemoeller, Former Deputy Secretary General, NATO, is interviewed in The Berlin Pulse.
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There's no reason' for Trump's move to pull troops from Afghanistan

Q&A / November 20, 2020
Brett McGurk, former presidential envoy for the global coalition to defeat ISIS, joins Andrea Mitchell to discuss the last minute foreign policy moves, including the decision to draw down the number...
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The looming US withdrawal from the Open Skies Treaty

Commentary / November 19, 2020
The Trump administration’s antipathy toward arms control will strike again on November 22, when the United States withdraws from the Open Skies Treaty. That is a mistake.
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Center Fellow Oriana Skylar Mastro discusses how her scholarship and military career impact one another.

Q&A / November 17, 2020
An expert on Chinese military and security issues, Mastro also talks about how her learning style informs her teaching style.
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Planetary health approaches for dry cities: water quality and heat mitigation

News / November 16, 2020
Water sensitive cities show how holistic approaches can counter the health and wellbeing problems associated with urban dryness. About 1.6 billion people live in countries with water scarcity, and...

A Nuclear Strike Should Require More than One Person’s Order

Commentary / November 12, 2020
Donald Trump has proven to be volatile, erratic, vengeful and prone to angry outbursts. Last week, as the vote count pushed his reelection bid out of sight, he reportedly fell into a dark mood.
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Viral lessons: What a little-known virus could teach us about COVID-19

Q&A / November 11, 2020
Stanford epidemiologist Stephen Luby discusses surprising results of a recent study on Nipah virus, a disease with no vaccine and a mortality rate of up to 70 percent.
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Special Forces Veteran and Stanford Scholar Applies Data and Scholarship to Conflict

News / November 10, 2020
Joseph Felter underscores the importance of rigorous data and scholarship in understanding violent conflict and reducing casualties. He brought scholars into the field when he was deployed overseas...
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Reflections of a Scientist Laboring in the Nuclear Waste Field

Commentary / November 10, 2020
The U.S. nuclear waste and disposal system is a failure--even though it has been active for more than 50 years at a cost of tens of billions of dollars. The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982 was born...
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Trump’s Loss Not Necessarily Russia’s

Commentary / November 9, 2020
If Putin and the Kremlin exercise some moderation, they can expect from the next American president a readiness for serious dialogue.
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Private, centralized storage for spent nuclear fuel: A dead end or path forward?

Commentary / November 6, 2020
How should the United States manage more than 80,000 metric tons of highly radioactive spent fuel currently sitting in storage at 72 commercial nuclear plants across the country?
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Encouraging Students in a Time of Uncertainty and Existential Crisis

Commentary / November 5, 2020
In a letter to his students, Senior Research Scholar Herb Lin emphasizes the power of activism, education and helping others during uncertain times—such as now.
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To stop the next pandemic, we need to unravel the origins of COVID-19

Commentary / November 3, 2020
We find ourselves ten months into one of the most catastrophic global health events of our lifetime and we still do not know how it began. Despite the critical importance of this question, efforts to...
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Intelligence Isn’t Just for Government Anymore

Commentary / November 2, 2020
Spy agencies need to reach voters and tech leaders now, too. Foreign election interference must be bad if spy agencies are making public service announcements.
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Update on Taiwan and China's Troubled Relationship: Oriana Skylar Mastro on NPR

Commentary / October 31, 2020
"The current threat is that the CCP is running out of patience, and their military is becoming more and more capable. So for the first time in its history, there's the option of taking...
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A Gen Z Perspective on Fake News this November

Commentary / October 29, 2020
As the 2020 election approaches, I’m concerned that many Americans like me — young, liberal, POC — do not understand the extent to which disinformation is affecting the information we’re intaking...
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Coronavirus Blues: The Detrimental Mental Health Effects of Prolonged Lockdowns and Uncertainty Require Attention

Commentary / October 21, 2020
Even if effective treatments and vaccines for coronavirus become available soon, we must start thinking about the mental health dimensions of national recovery.
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For sale: The Moon

Commentary / October 21, 2020
It’s official: the Moon is open for business. Last week, NASA announced that seven countries had signed its so-called Artemis Accords, a series of bilateral agreements that allow national governments...
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A Consequential Election for Ukraine

Commentary / October 20, 2020
For Americans, the November 3 presidential election will be the most significant vote in many decades. The election also will have consequences for Ukraine: Whether Donald Trump or Joe Biden sits...
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Hope for Nuclear Arms Control?

Commentary / October 20, 2020
While concern had grown over the past several weeks about a breakdown in U.S.-Russian arms control, it appears the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty and nuclear arms control more broadly may...
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US-China rivalry: When great power competition endangers global science

Commentary / October 16, 2020
Seventeen years ago, an outbreak of SARS—a disease caused by the coronavirus SARS-CoV-1—emerged in China. Back then, a fruitful partnership emerged between the United States and China, that...
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“Atoms for Police”: The United States and the Dream of a Nuclear-Armed United Nations, 1945-62

Commentary / October 16, 2020
In commemoration of the UN’s 75th anniversary, Ryan Musto unveils the forgotten history of the dream to arm the UN with nuclear weapons and why three U.S. presidential administrations ultimately...
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Probabilities towards death: bugsplat, algorithmic assassinations, and ethical due care

Commentary / October 9, 2020
Examining Big Data, machine learning, and the life and death implications of the entanglements of human-algorithmic decision-making with respect to war and conflict, John R. Emery argues that there...
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US missed 'golden opportunity' by walking out of Hanoi summit with N. Korea: Hecker

News / October 7, 2020
President Donald Trump missed a "golden" chance to end North Korea's nuclear program by walking out of his Hanoi summit with Kim Jong-un empty-handed when the North Korean leader had,...
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Washington’s Arms Control Delusions and Bluffs

Commentary / September 28, 2020
The Trump administration’s stances on nuclear negotiations don’t even make sense as a starting point.