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Tough Talk on Iran from GOP Candidates

Authors: Micah Zenko and Emma Welch
Los Angeles Times

Micah Zenko and Emma Welch argue that while the Republican presidential candidates overwhelmingly describe the prospect of an Iranian nuclear weapons capability as "unacceptable" and endorse the use of military force if that were necessary to prevent an Iranian bomb, there is a complete absence of any details on how the use of force could accomplish this ambitious objective.

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The Danger of Space Debris

Author: Micah Zenko
cnn.com

Micah Zenko says orbital space debris is a growing threat to civil, military, and commercial satellites in space, and mitigating the threat it poses to these satellites and spacecraft will require enhanced international cooperation.

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No-Go

Author: Micah Zenko
Foreign Policy

Micah Zenko says the United States must be clear about its strategy toward Libya before considering a no-fly zone or other military options.

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The Case for UN Peacekeeping

The Case for UN Peacekeeping

Authors: Micah Zenko and Rebecca Friedman
Council on Foreign Relations

UN peacekeeping is a crucial U.S. partner in maintaining stability, but the Obama administration must take a more vigorous role in promoting it or risk losing support in Congress, write CFR's Micah Zenko and Rebecca Friedman.