South Korea's Rise:
Economic Development, Power & Foreign Relations
By Uk Heo and ISP/Project on Managing the Atom Research Fellow Terence Roehrig
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July 30, 2014
By Evelyn Krache Morris, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"The Economist recently reported that Republican members of Congress have advocated sending the National Guard to police the border. The potential for images of armed U.S. soldiers confronting migrant children should be an alarming one for the administration."
July 30, 2014
The National Interest
By Jill Goldenziel, Research Fellow, International Security Program
"The United States and the UN can't easily fix Syria or Iraq. But assisting refugees today can keep things from getting worse. Policymakers usually view refugees as an economic burden and a security threat to neighboring states. Recent history in Afghanistan, Rwanda and elsewhere has taught us that vulnerable people fleeing conflict are susceptible to recruitment by militant groups. After all, for the desperate, any organization presents an alternative to chaos. Yet refugees are both natural allies and a rich source of human capital for those seeking to build a more stable Middle East."
July 28, 2014
The Huffington Post
By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program
"...[R]estricting the access, firing guns into the air to prove a point, and looting bodies in some cases, the followers of the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic in southeastern Ukraine did nothing but heap shame on themselves and indirectly, on their Russian sponsors."
July 24, 2014
Washington Post, PostEverything Blog
By Sean M. Lynn-Jones, Editor, International Security; Series Editor, Belfer Center Studies in International Security
"...[P]lagiarism is fundamentally wrong. Scholars' careers largely depend on receiving credit for their research and publications. Tenure and promotion decisions may hinge on how often a professor's books or articles are cited. So academics are understandably sensitive to the possibility that someone else will claim credit for their research. Students who plagiarize in their research papers may not damage the careers of the scholars they plagiarize, but they are cheating and should be held accountable."
Journal of Conflict Resolution
The authors examine the effect of nuclear weapons on interstate conflict. Using more appropriate methodologies than have previously been used, they find that dyads in which both states possess nuclear weapons are not significantly less likely to fight wars, nor are they significantly more or less belligerent at low levels of conflict.
July 17, 2014
The National Interest
By Sven-Eric Fikenscher, Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom and Robert Reardon, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Project on Managing the Atom/International Security Program
"Rather than continuing with the current objective of a comprehensive grand bargain, the United States and its partners in the P5+1 should instead work toward a series of interim agreements using the JPOA as a model, with each successive accord building on the last. Such a gradual, incremental approach offers a better chance of ultimately resolving the nuclear dispute, at a lower risk of the existing deal falling apart."
July 16, 2014
By Joseph S. Nye, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor
"Though China is not attempting to upend the global order, it is now undergoing a profound — and destabilizing — transformation. With the rise of transnational issues such as climate change, terrorism, pandemics, and cyber crime — brought about by rapid technological progress and social change — power is being diffused not among states, but among a wide range of non-governmental entities. Addressing these challenges will require broad international cooperation, with China, the U.S., and Europe each playing an important role."