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by / on February 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Domestic, World

When the Sky was Red

…in the world. Having endured suffering under the Japanese and disoriented by their newfound “freedom” under the United States, the islanders ended up accepting the proposal. A leader of the Bikini Atoll people even went so far as to proclaim that “if the United States…want[s] to use our…atoll…which with God’s blessing will result in kindness and benefit to all mankind, my people will be pleased to go elsewhere.” Despite their illusions of freedo…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:40 pm / in Blast from the Past, Cover Story, World

When the Sky Was Red

…in the world. Having endured suffering under the Japanese and disoriented by their newfound “freedom” under the United States, the islanders ended up accepting the proposal. A leader of the Bikini Atoll people even went so far as to proclaim that “if the United States…want[s] to use our…atoll…which with God’s blessing will result in kindness and benefit to all mankind, my people will be pleased to go elsewhere.” Despite their illusions of freedo…

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by / on January 5, 2014 at 10:58 am / in Europe, Winter 2013, World

The Nerd Who Came In From The Cold

…d simply buried his head in the sands of Hawaii and left well enough alone. After all, they surely knew that the United States conducts intelligence operations in their countries, as they do in the United States. They were also aware of the US intelligence community’s reliance on signals intelligence—the interception and analysis of communications and electronic data. Even if they lacked concrete information about the extent of US surveillance, t…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Asia, National Security, World

Naval State of Mind

…rts of the defense budget should Congress prioritize, and why? Since the core national security interests of the United States stem from the sea (power projection, access to energy, and promoting free commerce), the United States should move to preserve its maritime forces, while avoiding interventionist wars. America should adopt a strategy in which it reduces deployments in areas like Europe and the Middle East, rebuilds at home, and develops a…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 12:44 am / in Cover Story, Domestic, Latin America, World

Acknowledging the Americas

…oreign investment and expanded into Latin American regional integration. At the same time, he has called for the United States to remain a central figure in his foreign policy and for US diplomats to “reshuffle their cards” and revitalize their attention to the Americas. In both Colombia and Chile, the reality is neither submission nor rejection; both countries remain strong, but not unconditional, allies of the United States. They increasingly e…

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by / on November 5, 2012 at 11:29 pm / in Asia, World

Stand By Me

…rtnerships of the 21st century, and rightly so. For India, the advantages of a more robust relationship with the United States are numerous. The primary benefit, however, is a more secure posture toward China. In this regard, the United States can play a major security role in two arenas: fulfilling Indian defense needs as an arms acquisition partner and binding India with a broader coalition of Asian countries anxious about China’s rise. Aside f…

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by / on October 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm / in Middle East, Web Columnists, World

An American Revolution: The US and Iran may come to consensus

…bilizing. Furthermore, under the specter of such a foreign policy, it is altogether natural that sides form. The United States adopted, out of a post-Cold War hubris, a foreign policy bent on picking sides. In a world where  “you are either with us or against us”, the United States constrained Middle Eastern politics into a zero sum game. To the United States, American successes meant an expansion of the “democratic peace” just as resistance by n…

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by / on October 24, 2011 at 2:32 am / in Asia, Domestic, Environmental, World

That Sinking Feeling

by Illustration by Amalia Rinehart While public concern about global warming has waned in recent years, ever-more scientific evidence shows that climate change is a grave and growing nightmare. Among problematic signs are the melting of glaciers and polar ice caps at an increasing rate, and the corresponding rise in sea levels.  While perhaps a distant concern both geographically and temporally for much of the world’s population, risi…

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by / on November 6, 2012 at 12:01 am / in Middle East, World

Mudslinging in Denial

…slim Brotherhood, Muslim Brotherhood.” And for a long time, these “magic words” seemed to work; for decades, the United States provided significant military and economic aid to the Mubarak regime, turning a strategic blind eye to Mubarak’s harsh authoritarianism, disregard for human rights, and persecution of minorities. Moreover, having secured the United States’ military and economic support, Mubarak utilized this international backing to furth…

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by / on December 16, 2012 at 9:04 pm / in Business, Domestic, Organizations

Rigging the System

…uld further weaken the already struggling new Indonesian government. Gelbard used that argument to help push the United States into an arrangement with the Indonesian government where the Indonesian military, which had an acknowledged history of flagrant human rights abuses, would protect ExxonMobil’s property and personnel in Aceh. In addition, he made it clear to the leaders of the GAM, the militant separatist group, that the United States woul…

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