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13 Feb 2015
Cuba Sanctions: Legislative Restrictions Limiting the Normalization of Relations
Author: Dianne E Rennack, Mark P Sullivan
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report provides information on the US legislative provisions restricting relations with Cuba.
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9 Feb 2015
NATO Spearhead Needs a Shield on the Eastern Flank
Author: Wojciech Lorenz
Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM)
Following Russia's intervention in Crimea in 2014, NATO defense ministers agreed in February 2015 to create immediate reaction forces to strengthen the Alliance's eastern flank.
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5 Feb 2015
Obama's Visit to India: Review of Defence Relationship
Author: Jayant Singh
Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS)
Following US President Barack Obama's January 2015 visit to India, this commentary discusses and compares Delhi's defense equipment acquisitions from the US to those from Russia.
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3 Feb 2015
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)
Author: Mohammed Aly Sergie, James McBride
Council on Foreign Relations (CFR)
This paper provides an overview of hydrolic fracturing - or fracking - which is a method used for extracting natural gas and oil trapped in shale formations.
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2 Feb 2015
India-US Joint Strategic Vision: A New Regional Role for Delhi?
Author: Darshana M Baruah
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
This commentary examines the 'US-India Joint Strategic Vision for the Asia-Pacific and Indian Ocean Region', released by Washington and New Delhi following President Obama's January 2015 visit to India, and what it demonstrates about New Delhi's role...
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2 Feb 2015
Steps Toward a US-Japan-ROK Trilateral Partnership
Author: Ryo Hinata-Yamaguchi
Pacific Forum CSIS
This paper examines the political and strategic factors that hinder trilateral cooperation between the US, Japan and Republic of Korea and then sets out 4 preconditions which will need to be fulfilled in order to enable greater cooperation between th...
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1 Feb 2015
The Iranian Nuclear Crisis and the US Administration: The Dilemma of Sanctions in Light of the Effort to Promote an Agreement
Author: Zaki Shalom
Institute for National Security Studies (INSS)
This paper discusses the approach of the Obama administration towards the P5+1 nuclear proliferation negotiations with Iran.
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The US Congress and Decision-Making on War
Author: Anna Kronlund
Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)
This paper examines the power of the US Congress in the decision-making process that leads to a declaration of war.
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Time to Update the WARN Act
Author: Eileen Appelbaum
Center for Economic and Policy Research (CEPR)
This article examines the erosion of the protections provided to workers in the US by the WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) Act, which deal with giving notice to workers prior to mass layoffs or business shutdowns.
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Ideas to Actions: Suggestions for the 25th Secretary of Defense
Author: Shawn Brimley, Phillip Carter, Elbridge Colby, Patrick Cronin, Michèle Flournoy, Ilan Goldenberg, Jerry Hendrix, Nicolas Heras, Van Jackson, Katherine Kidder, Paul Scharre, Julianne Smith, Jacob Stokes, Alexander Sullivan
Center for a New American Security (CNAS)
Prior to Ashton Carter's potential appointment to the position of US Secretary of Defense, this report examines the key issues facing the Pentagon.
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