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Bridge Colby quoted in Politico article, “Pentagon Considering Permanent Naval Task Force to Counter China in the Pacific”

"While the initiatives would not be a silver bullet to solve the China problem, the efforts are an encouraging sign that the Pentagon is committed to moving resources away from the Middle East and elevating the needs of the Pacific, said Elbridge Colby, a former Trump Pentagon official who is now a principal at The Marathon Initiative…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:30:32-04:00June 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Andrea Kendall-Taylor quoted in NPR article, “Biden and the EU Call a Truce in a 17-Year Trade Fight to Focus On Threats From China”

"And despite the 'positive veneer' and goodwill on Biden's initial tour, allies wonder what they'll see in the next administration, or the one after that, said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, who advised the Biden team during the transition to the White House…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:36:00-04:00June 15, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Vince Brooks quoted in U.S. Army article, “‘Week of the Warrior’ Puts ‘People First’ Into Motion”

"'It’s evident we still have a disease,' said [Vince] Brooks, when asked about his perspective on today’s challenge with diversity. 'We are not what we want to be and maybe not even what we think we are. The expectation is that [the military] will figure this out before anyone else in society. So, you have to keep wrestling with this. What we have to guard against is pre-judgements that then translate into action…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:58:45-04:00June 15, 2021|Cybersecurity & Defense|

Jim Jeffrey interviewed on CBS News

"President Biden held his first face-to-face talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan since Mr. Biden formally recognized Turkey's role in perpetuating the Armenian genocide. Former U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey spoke with CBSN's Tanya Rivero about the state of the relationship between Washington and Ankara…" Watch the full interview here: Full Interview

2021-07-20T23:48:06-04:00June 15, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

Rachel Ellehuus quoted in Voice of America article, “Biden to Reassure NATO Allies of US Commitment to Mutual Defense Clause”

"'They see what’s going on here domestically, and they worry about the future of the Republican Party. They worry about what happens after Biden,' according to Rachel Ellehuus, deputy director and senior fellow with the Europe, Russia, and Eurasia Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. 'They worry that some of the negative language about allies and partners and the U.S. commitment to NATO and global leadership could falter again…'" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:32:17-04:00June 14, 2021|Geopolitical Perspectives|

John Conger writes in Defense One: “Is Climate Change America’s Greatest Security Threat?”

"President Biden tells a story from early in his tenure as vice president when he and then-President Obama visited the Pentagon and met with the Joint Chiefs of Staff. During the meeting, Biden says, the Joint Chiefs told him that climate change was the greatest threat to American security. He invoked this story again during his recent European visit…" Read the full article here: Full Article

2021-07-20T23:21:22-04:00June 14, 2021|Climate & Environment|
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