World Report

April 2013


Progress Between Obama and Putin’s Russia Stalls

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Heather Stetten is a researcher at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC.

President Obama and his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin, recently set a September date for bilateral discussions. The goal is to mend ties between the U.S. and Russia, badly frayed by the recent passage of ...

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foreign policy
Russia
Putin, Vladimir
Obama, Barack
diplomacy
Iran
Syria
North Korea
nuclear weapons

How to Deal With Terrorism After the Boston Marathon Bombings

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Henry Willis is director of the RAND Homeland Security and Defense Center at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation.

The horrendous attacks on innocent people at the Boston Marathon continue to weigh on the public consciousness nearly a week after the deadly plot unfolded. There has been broad ...

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national security
foreign policy
Boston
terrorism
national security terrorism and the military

North Korean Cyberattacks and Lessons From Cyberwar

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Jason Healey is the Director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council. You can follow his tweets @Jason_Healey.

The recent cyberattacks on South Korea highlight four truths of cyberconflicts as they have actually been fought. The implications of three of them are obvious, the ...

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foreign policy
China
North Korea
South Korea
technology
Department of Defense
cybersecurity
national security

Chuck Hagel, Sequestration, and How to Reform the Pentagon Budget

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Mackenzie Eaglen is a resident fellow at the Marilyn Ware Center for Security Studies at the American Enterprise Institute.

One month into sequestration, the chorus is growing in Washington: the Pentagon must use this defense drawdown as an opportunity to tackle the internal drivers of military ...

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foreign policy
Hagel, Chuck
defense spending
Obama administration
Department of Defense
deficit and national debt
sequestration