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by / on January 5, 2014 at 11:02 am / in Domestic, Winter 2013

Too Right to Be Wrong

…e party line and compromise, because they are fundamentally opposed to what most long-term budget compromises in Washington would entail – a combination of spending cuts and tax hikes. These voters are driven by populism; they are voting against a perceived network of Washington elites, trying to overhaul the system. The Republican congressmen who have won election on the back of Tea Party rhetoric therefore find themselves in a unique position,…

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by / on June 25, 2012 at 11:40 am / in Election 2012

Washington Can Learn from Nudists and Cherokees

by So a 63-year-old WASPy Native American and a college age nudist/porn star run for the U.S. Senate. It sounds like the setup to a cocktail party joke. But it’s not. Enter Republican Senator Scott Brown and Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren. Senator Brown made national headlines in 2010 when he won the late Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat in a special election. During that election, it came out that Brown had posed nude for Cosmo maga…

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by / on December 19, 2011 at 11:43 pm / in Arctic and Antarctic, Cover Story, Domestic, Environmental, National Security, World

Diplomacy on Ice

…the region. Last June, for the first time since the dismantlement of the Soviet Union, Moscow outspokenly tested Washington’s willingness to prevent Russia from projecting power outside of its regular sphere of influence. Washington’s response was unsurprisingly weak. In the last decade, President Vladimir Putin developed Russia’s new power projection capacity and theorized the fundamental axioms of Russia’s new grand strategy,…

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by / on February 24, 2014 at 9:16 pm / in Uncategorized

The Uncertain Path Ahead in the Middle East

…nce in the Shia Crescent (a land mass that includes Iraq, Syria, and Lebanon) that has grown in the last decade. Washington must take Riyadh’s strategic concerns seriously, even if it chooses to shift—I mean pivot—to East Asia. The United States may not be highly dependent on Middle Eastern oil—as it once was—but the growing East and Southeast Asian economies are. Across the globe, US alliances are, in part, based on the assumption that Washingto…

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by / on March 1, 2015 at 11:03 pm / in Campus, Events

Events 03/02-03/08

…al Asia. Her recent publications include Regional Cooperation in Central Asia: Nurturing from the Ground (George Washington University, 2013), Lessons from Zhanaozen. Bringing Business, Government and Society Together (George Washington University, 2012). She was a principal researcher for the two studies funded by the Asian Development Bank: Remittances of International Migrants and the Financial Sector (December 2008) and Study of Mechanisms an…

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by / on March 7, 2013 at 12:39 pm / in Domestic

The Hot Potato

by When the dust clears, the recently realized sequestration maneuver will succeed to do at least one thing: to show Americans that our budget crisis cannot be solved without addressing entitlement spending. As of the spending cuts that were officially triggered this past weekend, the United States has at least started the grueling process of balancing its budget after decades of decadence, indulgence, mismanagement, and shortsightedn…

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

Acknowledging the Americas

by In 2008, President Barack Obama had a clear idea for Latin American foreign policy. The Bush administration, distracted by events in the Middle East, had pursued a harmful hemispheric policy of blustering unilateralism and neglect; Obama, conversely, would pursue a “new partnership” with the Americas, one marked by cooperation and mutual interests. His subsequent election was heralded throughout Latin America as an opportunity to r…

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by / on May 4, 2013 at 6:22 pm / in Middle East, World

With Arms Wide Open: The Threat of Iranian Arms Trafficking

by In February, the United States Navy and Yemeni security forces seized a shipment of allegedly Iranian-made shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles heading to Houthi insurgents in Yemen. Far from a one-time incident, it is symptomatic of a larger and more disturbing trend in the region. Through the Quds force—a mix of an intelligence agency and special forces— Iran has begun providing significant support to various groups across the Mi…

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by / on October 16, 2012 at 1:54 am / in Domestic, Opinion

State of the Race

by There’s a lot going on right now. The vice-presidential debate went live last week, polls have tightened significantly since Romney’s strong performance in Denver, the second Presidential debate is tomorrow night, and the election is in just over three weeks. Say that ten times fast. In keeping with the multiple campaign narratives, here are my thoughts are a few different topics. Smiling Joe For better or worse Joe Biden stole the…

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by / on April 25, 2015 at 7:32 pm / in Asia, Jenny Yeji Yoo, Most Recent Column, Op-Ed, Organizations, World

US-China Power Play, and the Fiscal Play

by China is slowly on the move to restore its political and economic success of yore. As an homage to the inland trade route traversing Central Asia that made China a major player in Eurasia from the 7th-10th centuries AD, President Xi Jinping has launched the “Silk Road strategy,” a series of agreements on trade and infrastructure development meant to engender free trade in the region. On November 8 of last year, the president announc…

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