Tag: Syria

In the latest episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation” podcast host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy discusses the front lines in Syria with Ambassador William Roebuck and Brigadier General Jasper Jeffers. Together, they examine how the U.S. diplomatic team in northeastern Syria was embedded and partnered with U.S. Special Forces, and the pushback […]

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An interagency review of U.S. government stabilization efforts is expected as early as this month. The Stabilization Assistance Review (SAR) examines how the State Department, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and Department of Defense (DoD) coordinate their diplomacy, aid, and military operations, primarily in Syria and Iraq. A State Department official spoke of the […]

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Featured article: The Syrian Refugee Crisis: A Moral and Ethical Obligation of Resettlement or “I’ll Pass on the Poisoned Skittles” by Joel D. Funk What are the relationships between the migration of refugees and conflict? The conventional logic presumes that demographic factors and how they interact with resources are potential causes of conflict. To survive, […]

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In April the Hague Institute for Global Justice released a report assessing the Obama administration’s efforts in mass atrocity and genocide prevention. The report identifies lessons for the Trump administration as well as other governments and non-state actors who share the goal of preventing and stopping mass atrocities. President Obama declared mass atrocity prevention “a core […]

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National Security A Military View on Climate Change: It’s Eroding Our National Security, Government Executive Dunford: Military families key to national security, Military Times Need to detect drones? There’s an app for that, C4ISR Net Federal Agencies Deploy Thousands of Feds for Hurricane Matthew Response, Government Executive Pentagon joins Homeland, FBI in eyeing oversight, control […]

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National Security America’s National Security Trilemma — and How to Solve It, Defense One What JASTA will mean for U.S.-Saudi relations, Brookings DOJ National Security Chief ‘Not Afraid To Impose Consequences’ On Hackers, NPR Obama administration discussing military options against Syria: report, The Hill Army Leaders: Service Must Look to the Future While Training for […]

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National Security After 15 years of war, America’s military has about had it with ‘nation building’, Military Times 9 States Accept DHS’ Election Security Support, Nextgov The Final Front in the Afghan War, Foreign Policy Islamic State fired crude chemical weapons on US troops – Pentagon, The Guardian Can the F.B.I. Do More to Investigate […]

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National Security Report: Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan cost almost $5 trillion so far, Military Times The Post-9/11 U.S. Intelligence Community, The Cipher Brief Iran threatened to shoot down US Navy spy planes in the Persian Gulf, Fox News Disjointed: Pentagon Isn’t Coordinating Efforts to Fix Readiness, Government Executive Climate Change Could Pose ‘Significant Risk’ to […]

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