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April 28, 2017

Global
Keynote: 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs

Following a welcome message by James Lindsay, Calvin Sims, in conversation with Mira Patel, launch the 2017 Conference on Diversity in International Affairs with a keynote address about leadership, m…

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September 12, 2014

Officials on the ISIS Threat and U.S. Strategy

Department of Defense Press Briefing by Rear Adm. Kirby in the Pentagon Briefing Room, U.S. Department of Defense, September 12, 2014. Rear Adm. Kirby: “Destroying ISIL requires the ultimate destruc…

September 26, 2014

Military Operations
You Might Have Missed: ISIS, Khorasan, and Psychology of Terrorism

Hearing on U.S. Policy Towards Iraq and Syria, U.S. Senate Committee on Armed Services, September 16, 2014. SEN. JOHN MCCAIN (R-AZ): I take it from your answer that we are now recruiting these young…

Hagel ISIS hearing

May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

Obama NDU speech

March 7, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Cyberattacks, Asia Pivot, and the U.S. Military and Human Rights

Zachary Fryer-Biggs, “DoD Official: Asia Pivot ‘Can’t Happen’ Due to Budget Processes,” Defense News, March 4, 2014. “Right now, the pivot is being looked at again, because candidly it can’t happen,…

Russia in Crimea March 1

February 7, 2014

Intelligence
You Might Have Missed: Global Threats Hearing, China’s ADZ, Drones in Pakistan

Hearing on Global Threats to the U.S., U.S. House Intelligence Committee, February 4, 2014. REPRESENTATIVE JAN SCHAKOWSKY (D-IL): Director Clapper, do you have any concrete intelligence of a relatio…

August 9, 2013

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes in Yemen, AQAP, Kissinger on Africa

Maria Abi-Habib, Margaret Coker, and Siobhan Gorman, Yemen Steps Back From Terror-Plot Claims, Highlighting U.S.’s Challenge, The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2013. Estimates vary about the number…

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June 28, 2013

United States
You Might Have Missed: U.S. Humanitarian Interventions, Syria, and the Cheapness of IEDs

Brian T. Haggerty, “Safe Havens in Syria: Missions and Requirements for an Air Campaign,” Massachusetts Institute of Technology, July 2012. (PDF) Discussion of military intervention in Syria to addr…

October 19, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones, Targeted Killings, and Cyberattacks

Nassar Arrabyee, “Qaeda Leader Reported Dead in Yemen Attack,” New York Times, October 18, 2012. A drone fired on a group of people preparing to attack Yemeni troops on Thursday, killing at least ni…

Obama Oval Office 2