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Why We Need the Trans-Pacific Partnership and How to Get It Right

William Krist · ·

The United States and 11 other countries are negotiating an enormous trade agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), which will have a major impact on the world economy and help shape the future rules governing international trade.

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Thinking about Military History in an Age of Drones, Hackers, and IEDs

Paul J. Springer · ·

We live in a transitional period in the history of human conflicts. Military robotics and cyber capabilities constitute a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) that will permanently alter the nature of warfare. The United States, which leads in the creation and adoption of these forms of technology, has the unique opportunity to shape the RMA and prevent some of its negative consequences, but only...

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Germany in the 21st Century, Part I: The Fourth Reich

David Danelo · ·

In central Berlin, inside a German government building courtyard two blocks from the concrete catacombs of the Holocaust Memorial, five square meters of preserved barbed wire guards what appears to be a nondescript hill. According to a sign, the serrated metal marks the corner of the Führerbunker’s exterior perimeter; this jagged mound of dirt was where Nazi Germany fought its last stand.

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The Rebalance to Southeast Asia

Marvin C. Ott, Julia Allen · ·

The “Pivot” toward East Asia (subsequently rebranded as the “Rebalance”) was first articulated by Secretary of State Clinton in an October 2011 article. Yet the implications and significance of what was a broad strategic commitment has remained largely unappreciated by the Congress, the media, and the public. This is decidedly less true inside the Pentagon and at the U.S. Pacific Command where...

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