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Thinking Aloud: American Fireworks, Cold-War Style

July 4, 2015 by Darius  If you’re American, there’s a good chance you’ll see some fireworks this weekend as part of Independence Day celebrations.  Half a century ago, though, the US military put on a fireworks display that will probably … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: President Graham, Foreign Policy Guru?

June 1, 2015 by Darius  Today South Carolina Republican Senator Lindsey Graham announced that he is entering the 2016 presidential race.  Graham feels that his record as a leader of the Republic Party on foreign policy issues qualifies him to be … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “China Warns North Korean Threat Rising”

“China Warns North Korean Threat Rising” The Wall Street Journal, April 23, 2015, p.A1 http://www.wsj.com/articles/china-warns-north-korean-nuclear-threat-is-rising-1429745706 “China’s top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea’s nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous U.S. figures, suggesting Pyongyang can make enough warheads … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “What Lies Beneath”

“What Lies Beneath” Foreign Policy, March 23, 2015 foreignpolicy.com/2015/03/23/what-lies-beneath-numec-apollo-zalman-shapiro/ “Beginning in the early 1960s, investigators from the Atomic Energy Commission (AEC), the agency that regulated U.S. nuclear facilities at the time, began to question how large amounts of highly enriched, … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “Unstated Factor in Iran Talks: Threat of Nuclear Tampering”

“Unstated Factor in Iran Talks: Threat of Nuclear Tampering” The New York Times, March 22, 2015, p.A1 http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/22/world/middleeast/unstated-factor-in-iran-talks-threat-of-nuclear-tampering.html “In late 2012, just as President Obama and his aides began secretly sketching out a diplomatic opening to Iran, American intelligence agencies … Continue reading

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News You Really Need To See: “S. African Nuclear Plans Unnerve U.S.”

“S. African Nuclear Plans Unnerve U.S.” The Washington Post, March 15, 2015, p.A1 http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/africa/us-unease-about-nuclear-weapons-fuel-takes-aim-at-a-south-african-vault/2015/03/13/b17389f6-2bc1-4515-962d-03c655d0e62d_story.html “Enough nuclear explosive to fuel half a dozen bombs, each powerful enough to obliterate central Washington or most of Lower Manhattan, is locked in a former silver … Continue reading

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Thinking Aloud: “Ignorance, Partisanship Drive False Beliefs about Obama, Iraq”

Jan. 7, 2015 by Darius It’s hard to agree on a course of action when the facts are in dispute.  That adage holds true nowhere more than foreign policy.  Unfortunately, when it comes to basic facts, Americans are still quite divided … Continue reading

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