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North Korea's purge language 'part of the intended terror'

December 13, 2013

Prof. Young-Key Kim-Renaud says the language used to describe the execution of Kim Jong-un's uncle was "violent and shocking" in an interview by The Telegraph.

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The Economist's Books of the Year

December 07, 2013

The Economist includes David Shambaugh's China Goes Global: The Partial Power on it's list of "2013 Books of the Year" in the Politics and Current Affairs category.

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Japan under Abe: toward Moderation or Nationalism?

December 01, 2013

Prof. Mike M. Mochizuki and Samuel Parkinson Porter discuss the effects of the July 2013 electoral victory on Prime Minister Abe and the LDP–Kōmeitō ruling coalition in The Washington Quarterly.

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International Cooperation on Human Lunar Heritage

November 29, 2013

Scott Pace and Henry Hertzfeld suggest that international — not unilateral U.S. — recognition is a better way of protecting historic Moon landing sites in Science magazine.

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How Oil Influences U.S. National Security

November 14, 2013

Charles Glaser investigates the links between states' energy requirements and the probability of military conflict in "How Oil Influences U.S. National Security" for the fall issue of International Security.

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China's Changing Oil Calulus

November 12, 2013

Rosemary Kelanic discusses China's recent energy contracts and "the crucial nature of oil for fighting modern wars" in an article for The National Interest.

After the Withdrawal: The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan

October 29, 2013

Stephen Biddle testifies about the political work needed to settle the war in Afghanistan for the House Committee on Foreign Affairs.
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Space Policy Institute

October 01, 2013

The Elliott School's Space Policy Institute was called "perhaps the leading academic think tank with a focus on government efforts in space" by the Washington Post's Joel Achenbach.

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Turmoil in the Middle East: Egypt

August 15, 2013

Nathan Brown discusses the option of reducing U.S.

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Turmoil in the Middle East: Syria

August 15, 2013

In "Restraining Order," Marc Lynch states that there are

The Business and Future of Space Exploration

July 25, 2013

Scott Pace discuss the impact of private companies on the future of space exploration and scientific research on NPR's To The Point.

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Austrian Science Fund President

June 06, 2013

Pascale Ehrenfreund was elected president of the Austrian Science Fund (FWF), which supports ongoing development of Austrian science and basic research at a high international level.