Michèle Flournoy quoted in The Economist article, “Why Joe Biden Is Ending America’s Combat Mission in Iraq”

July 31, 2021|Categories: Geopolitical Perspectives|Tags: |

“Mr Biden’s moves represent the start of a larger transformation in America’s posture. ‘There’s a working hypothesis…that we’re probably overinvested in the Middle East,’ says Michèle Flournoy, a former Pentagon official. ‘Despite discussions of prioritising [...]

Danny Russel quoted in The New York Times article, “China’s New U.S. Ambassador Is Likely to Reflect Beijing’s Confidence”

July 27, 2021|Categories: Geopolitical Perspectives|Tags: |

“Mr. Qin’s appointment may reflect that ‘the Chinese system seems to be in a phase of favoring unswerving loyalty to the party above diplomatic achievement,’ said Daniel Russel, a former American diplomat who is now [...]

Michèle Flournoy featured in Hudson Institute event, “Transforming U.S. Defense”

July 23, 2021|Categories: Cybersecurity & Defense|Tags: |

"Representative Seth Moulton (D-MA), former Undersecretary for Defense Policy Michèle Flournoy, and Jay Dryer, the Defense Department’s Strategic Command Operations director, joined a virtual conversation on transforming U.S. defense capabilities. Discussed topics included competition with [...]

Dennis Ross quoted in The Jerusalem Post article, “US President Joe Biden welcomes King Abdullah to the White House”

July 19, 2021|Categories: Geopolitical Perspectives|Tags: |

"Ambassador Dennis Ross, a Distinguished Fellow at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, told The Jerusalem Post that the visit doesn’t signal a higher priority for the Middle East, 'but does signal a recognition [...]

Matt Waxman quoted in Lawfare article, “Repealing the ‘Zombie’ Iraq AUMF(s): A Clear Win for Constitutional Hygiene but Unlikely to End Forever Wars”

July 14, 2021|Categories: Cybersecurity & Defense|Tags: |

"Furthermore, from a constitutional hygiene perspective, it is discomforting to see decades-old force authorizations remain valid law. As Matthew Waxman has pointed out, there is even a 1957 AUMF on the books that is just [...]

Meghan O’Sullivan quoted in S&P Global article, “Global Renewable Energy Capacity Jumps in 2020, More Needed to Meet Climate Goals”

July 12, 2021|Categories: Climate & Environment|Tags: |

"'The 6.2% fall in global emissions the report lays out ... seems like a pretty paltry number given the dramatic decrease in global economic activity at the time,' Meghan O'Sullivan, professor of international affairs and [...]