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August 26, 2013

Energy and Environment
Responses to Posts on Alternative Development Measures

My recent posts on alternative development measures generated an outpouring of comments. To keep the conversation going, I would like to highlight some responses to the posts and encourage you to sha…

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April 20, 2016

Wars and Conflict
What’s Next for Women in the Armed Forces?

On December 3, 2015 the Pentagon made history by announcing that all positions in the U.S. military—including combat roles—would open to women. This Friday, I’ll join Juliet Beyler, Principal Directo…

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April 15, 2015

Sub-Saharan Africa
Is Rhodes’ Statue Removal Setting a Bad Precedent?

This is a guest post by John Causey, a private equity practitioner with a focus on sub-Saharan Africa transactions. On April 9, the University of Cape Town (UCT) removed the statue on its main campu…

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January 13, 2015

Military Operations
Guest Post: Obama’s Legacy-Troop Reductions or Drone Strikes?

Amelia M. Wolf is a research associate in the Center for Preventive Action and the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In its latest edition…

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October 5, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Iran, Drones, and U.S. Government Surveillance

Bill Sizemore, “Ex-Defense Chief Says Hit on Iran Would Be Disastrous,” The Virginian-Pilot, October 4, 2012. Neither the United States nor Israel is capable of wiping out Iran’s nuclear capability,…

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May 25, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Yemen, Drone Wars, and More

2011 Human Rights Report: Yemen, U.S. Department of State, May 24, 2012. The government also employed air strikes against rebellious tribes in Nihm and Arhab. Human rights observers and local reside…

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March 9, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Syria, Iran, and Targeted Killings

Hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee, "The Situation in Syria," March 7, 2012. SENATOR WEBB: I want to ask you about one thing that you said, because I think we all need to think about it…

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January 6, 2012

You Might Have Missed: Special Operations, Drones, and a No-Fly Zone on the Moon

- Kimberly Dozier, “Spec-Ops troops study to be part-spy, part-gumshoe,” Miami Herald, January 3, 2012. Major General Bennet Sacolick said he was shocked at how piecemeal intelligence gathering and …

Strait of Hormuz

December 9, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: The Iran Debate Heats Up

An Iranian military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011. (GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/courtesy Reuters) Above the Fold. The political debate o…

military base is seen near the town of Bid Kaneh, in Iran, in this satellite image taken on September 9, 2011, and released by the Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS) to Reuters on December 2, 2011. ISIS released a commercial satellite image of the military compound where a large explosion occurred on November 12, 2011. Compared to an earlier picture of the site as shown here, an image taken on November 22, 2011 shows that most of the buildings on the compound appear extensively damaged. MANDATORY CREDIT - GEOEYE REUTERS/GeoEye via Google Earth/ISIS/Handout