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The Pressure for Defense Procurement Reform is Building

Both houses of Congress and the Pentagon official in charge of acquisition are making public moves in favor of reforming the way the U.S. buys weapons platforms. On the off chance that their combined resolve, plus the catalyzing factor of budget constraints, makes a difference during the next Congress, we could see some sorely needed strategic changes.

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Asia's Game of Thrones

As Duterte continues to slam the U.S. and look to China, Japan is caught in an awkward position.


By snubbing nuclear power, Berlin has consigned itself to decades of coal dependence.

The European Immigration Crisis

There is nothing so permanent as a temporary measure.

Miracles Can Happen

It’s probably not a model for the country (as some analysts would have it), but it shows that compromise is possible when all parties involved are committed to finding a practical solution.

Putin on a show?

Russia’s advantage in Syria is a matter of political will, not technical capability.

Higher Education Watch

Colleges make resident assistants “mandatory reporters” for potential Title IX violations.

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