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Nick Rasmussen on MSNBC

Nick Rasmussen joins Geoff Bennett to discuss the aftermath of the strike against Soleimani: the threat to U.S. personnel in the region, the potential for escalation, and concern about the ability of this Administration to manage a crisis of this magnitude… Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

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Nick Rasmussen quoted in NBC News article, “Iran’s Options for Retaliation Against the U.S. and Americans Span the Globe”

“Nick Rasmussen, former director of the National Counterterrorism Center and an NBC News contributor, said Iran’s overseas capabilities can be viewed as three concentric circles. “In its immediate neighborhood, Iran could put together a response almost immediately, such as this week’s assault on the U.S. Embassy in Iraq. In the …

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Bridge Colby interviewed in The Asahi Shimbun, “U.S. Needs ‘Denial Defense’ to Thwart Chinese Action in Taiwan”

“Elbridge Colby, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, recently spoke with The Asahi Shimbun about China’s military ambitions, particularly over Taiwan, and what he believes neighboring countries, including Japan, should do to prepare for such security threats…” Read the full transcript here: Full Transcript

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Julie Smith quoted in The New York Times article, “Blocked in U.S., Huawei Touts ‘Shared Values’ to Compete in Europe”

“’The Chinese have started brazenly claiming that it is China, not the United States, that shares more values with Europe,’ said Julianne Smith of the German Marshall Fund in Washington. “’Chinese scholars and officials also frequently remind European audiences that unlike the United States, China believes in climate change and …

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Michèle Flournoy on PBS Newshour, “What’s the Outlook for U.S. Foreign Policy As A Tumultuous Decade Ends?”

“The past ten years have seen both transformation and inertia in global politics. In many countries, as heads of government have changed, authoritarian leadership has not. Nick Schifrin sits down with the Hudson Institute’s Rebeccah Heinrichs, the American Enterprise Institute’s Kori Schake and Michèle Flournoy of WestExec Advisors to discuss …

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Dennis Ross writes with Dana Stroul in Foreign Policy: “The United States Can Offer the People of Lebanon and Iraq Something Tehran Can’t”

“Protests and upheaval are sweeping Iraq and Lebanon. The wrath of demonstrators in the streets is being directed against their own political classes and at Iran’s government. Citizens in Lebanon and Iraq are not only fed up with economic mismanagement, ineffective governance, and entrenched corruption of political elites at home, …

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Liz Rosenberg writes with Jordan Tama in Defense One: “Add Economic Policy to Deterrence Planning”

“American defense leaders have adapted over the years to shifts in technology and conflict — for example, accepting space and cyber as principal warfighting domains and integrating them into planning and thinking about deterrence and escalation. But national security policymakers are overdue to incorporate economic instruments, such as sanctions and …

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