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Civil Liberties vs. State Security in Historical Perspective

Louis Fisher ·

How do we reconcile self-government with national security and analyze claims of national security? There should be little doubt that many assertions of "national security" have left the nation less secure. Consider the case of Ellen Knauff, a German woman who married a U.S. soldier and came to New York City to meet his parents in 1948.  Instead of being allowed to disembark with other...

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US Security Policy for Europe

Ian Brzezinski ·

This is the text of testimony delivered at a hearing of the US Senate Committee on the Armed Services, April 28, 2014 on US Policy on Europe. The testimony was originally posted on The Atlantic Council’s website.

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Schrödinger's Nuke: How Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program Exists – and Doesn't Exist – at the Same Time

John R. Haines ·

"Schrödinger's cat" is a classic thought-experiment in which a cat concealed in a box is said to be simultaneously alive and dead though obviously it is one or the other. The paradox's basis is that each outcome is equally uncertain, and it is unknown which outcome is false. Thus, in the absence of actually knowing which outcome is false, the two mutually exclusive outcomes are said to be equally...

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FPRI Mourns the Loss of Long-Time Trustee Jack Templeton

Members and Friends of FPRI, Our dear friend and long-time trustee Jack Templeton passed away on May 16, 2015 at the age of 75. He was a humble and gentle man who will be very sorely missed. A man of deep religious faith, Dr. Jack sponsored FPRI’s Annual Templeton Lecture on Religion and World Affairs for almost two decades. We are put on this earth with but one mission: to make the world a...

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