Quotes in Press

Waxman’s Successor as Top House Climate Hawk May Need New Perch

Waxman’s Successor as Top House Climate Hawk May Need New Perch

February 4, 2014 at 3:54 pm

E&E 02/04/14 By Nick Juliano With the first two publicly declared contenders for Rep. Henry Waxman’s House Energy and Commerce post primarily focused on the “and commerce” pieces of the committee’s jurisdiction, the California Democrat’s successor as the House’s No. 1 climate hawk may have to find another perch from […]

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Bridging the Gap, UN to Capitol Hill

Bridging the Gap, UN to Capitol Hill

December 26, 2013 at 11:01 am

PEACEBUILDER 12/04/13 By Andrew Jenner In 2006, the United Nations General Assembly replaced its Commission on Human Rights – the organization’s main body dedicated to protection of human rights – with the reorganized and renamed UN Human Rights Council (HRC). As UN decisions and deliberations tend to be, it was […]

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Schools, Not Casualties

Schools, Not Casualties

December 18, 2013 at 12:07 pm

ALBANY DEMOCRAT-HERALD 12/18/13 By Ray Kauffman The Oct. 25 issue of U. S. News and World Report has an article titled “Books on the Ground, Not Unmanned Robots in the Sky,”  written by Michael Shank, director of foreign policy at the Friends Committee on National Legislation, and adjunct faculty at […]

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Reading Karzai’s Mind

Reading Karzai’s Mind

November 27, 2013 at 11:46 am

RADIO FREE EUROPE 11/27/13 By Frud Bezhan A contentious security deal between Afghanistan and the United States looked all but signed. The Loya Jirga, a key national gathering of Afghan elders, had given its unanimous backing. All that was left was for both parliament and Afghan President Hamid Karzai to […]

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Defense Department Gives Local Police Equipment Designed for a War Zone

Defense Department Gives Local Police Equipment Designed for a War Zone

November 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

FOX NEWS 11/27/13 By Edmund DeMarche From war zones to city streets, some military vehicles are getting a new life — and not everyone is happy about the recycling. The Defense Department recently announced it would be giving domestic law enforcement forces hulking vehicles designed to efficiently maneuver in a […]

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Loya Jirga To Decide Whether U.S. Troops Stay Or Go

Loya Jirga To Decide Whether U.S. Troops Stay Or Go

November 20, 2013 at 9:38 am

RADIO FREE EUROPE 11/20/13 By Frud Bezhan For both Kabul and Washington, having a traditional gathering of Afghan tribal chiefs and political leaders decide the fate of a contentious bilateral security deal offers strategic advantages. The Loya Jirga, which opens on November 21, can provide legitimacy to the decision-making process, […]

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Discerning US Design in Afghanistan and Repercussions

Discerning US Design in Afghanistan and Repercussions

November 16, 2013 at 11:48 pm

EURASIA REVIEW 11/17/13 By Brigadier (Retd.) Dr. Ahsan ur Rahman Khan At long last, after more than a decade of extreme human misery in Afghanistan and adjoining Pakistan inflicted by the US in the name of ‘war on terror’, there had been some hope of an end to this ‘human […]

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Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

Will Domestic Law Enforcement Paranoia Turn US Into a Police State?

November 1, 2013 at 3:38 pm

WASHINGTON TIMES 11/01/13 By Bryana Johnson Judging by the way the Department of Homeland Security is spending your money, domestic unrest may be coming soon to a city near you. The DHS has been making purchases lately that seem to signal a federal fear of riots across the nation in […]

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With Raids, Obama Renews Limited Force Doctrine

With Raids, Obama Renews Limited Force Doctrine

October 7, 2013 at 10:00 am

AFP 10/07/13 WASHINGTON (AFP) – By ordering risky raids against Islamic extremists in Somalia and Libya, US President Barack Obama has shown a renewed readiness to use force while trying to keep the scope limited. The twin commando operations in the lawless African states came even while the US government […]

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Kerry Says US raid in Libya was ‘Legal’, Vows Such Operations Will Go On

Kerry Says US raid in Libya was ‘Legal’, Vows Such Operations Will Go On

October 7, 2013 at 9:52 am

RT 10/07/13 Secretary of State John Kerry has justified the capture by US forces of a terrorism suspect in Tripoli as ‘legal and appropriate’. He thus responded to Libya governments’ demand for explanations over what happened. Kerry has reacted to the ‘kidnapping’ complaint from the Libyan government by recommending it […]

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