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March 13, 2018

Energy and Climate Policy
U.S. President Donald Trump talks with Energy Secretary Rick Perry after delivering remarks during an "Unleashing American Energy" event at the Department of Energy in Washington, U.S., June 29, 2017. Why Fuel Economy Standards Matter to U.S. Energy Dominance

During last week’s international energy industry gathering in Houston, CERA Week, U.S. Secretary of Energy Rick Perry introduced a new buzzword for the Trump administration’s energy policy: “energy r…

February 9, 2018

Cybersecurity
John Perry Barlow Cyber Week in Review: February 9, 2018

This week: the CLOUD Act, reorganizing the State Department, internet censorship in Russia, and the passing of John Perry Barlow. 

February 7, 2018

Nuclear Weapons
Ian Dudley/Reuters U.S. Nuclear Weapons Modernization

U.S. strategic and tactical nuclear weapons on land, in the air, and at sea, will undergo costly and extensive modernization in the coming years.

July 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart, by Alex Perry Alex Perry on Nigeria’s Boko Haram

With its violence, its ritualized executions, its mixture of the utterly archaic with AK-47s and YouTube videos, its behavior modeling based on a nineteenth century interpretation of an obscure medie…

November 9, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran Campaign 2012 Roundup: Perry on Iran

Rick Perry speaks during a visit to plastics manufacturer. (Mary Chastain/courtesy Reuters) Rick Perry is making his media rounds. He discussed defense and foreign policy with ABC’s Christiane Amanp…

December 1, 2017

Political History and Theory
British soldiers marking the anniversary of the armistice that ended WW1. Ten Historical Anniversaries of Note in 2018

Anniversaries mark the passage of time, recall our triumphs, and honor our losses. Two thousand seventeen witnessed many significant historically anniversaries: the centennial of the U.S. entry into …

June 5, 2015

Elections and Voting
Republican presidential candidate Perry acknowledges supporters after formally announcing candidacy for president in Addison, Texas Campaign 2016: Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Can you get a second chance to make a first impression? Rick Perry hopes so. When the former Texas governor threw his hat into the presidential ring back in 2011, he was a favorite to grab the nomina…

October 14, 2011

Fossil Fuels
Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs? Can Rick Perry Create 1.2 Million Energy Jobs?

Perry waves as he addresses a summit in Washington (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters). The centerpiece of Rick Perry’s economic plan, released this morning, is a pledge to create 1.2 million energy j…

September 20, 2011

Elections and Voting
Mitt Romney and Rick Perry shake hands at the conclusion of the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, September 12. (Scott Audette/ courtesy Reuters) Perry and Romney Blame Obama for Palestinian Statehood Bid

Mitt Romney and Rick Perry shake hands at the conclusion of the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate in Tampa, Florida on September 12, 2011. (Scott Audette/ courtesy Reuters) Obama administ…

September 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Texas Governor Rick Perry takes the stage prior to the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential candidates debate in Tampa, Florida, September 12, 2011. REUTERS/Scott Audette Rick Perry Wants U.S. Troops Home from Afghanistan

Texas Governor Rick Perry takes the stage before the CNN/Tea Party Republican presidential debate in Tampa on September 12, 2011. (Scott Audette/courtesy Reuters) Time magazine got Rick Perry to sit…