Publications: Commentary

Leveraging Advanced Technology for Geopolitical Advantage

The surprise new security pact between Australia, Britain, and America (AUKUS) is a geopolitical game changer in part because it starkly features the provision of advanced technology as a critical component of curbing China’s growing global influence. This approach copies a core of China’s strategy for capturing nations through long-term economic ensnarement and augments it…
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Please Provide a Comprehensive Carbon Plan

Everyone understands that time is quickly closing in on the COP26 climate meeting in Glasgow in November, and that the U.S. needs to show leadership and bold carbon reduction commitments. But it desperately needs to demonstrate that it can realistically implement these promises. The U.S. Department of Energy recently released a new blueprint to drive…
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Reframing the Relationship Between Nuclear Security and Commerce

This week an important U.S.-European experts meeting was convened that sought to improve the rapport between the nuclear security and industry communities. This is a relationship evolution that is no longer optional. Both communities need to more productively engage with one another. It is no longer feasible to remain in stand-alone silos and ignore pressing global realities. The foundation…
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Constructing U.S.-Korea Cooperation on Climate and Clean Energy

The U.N.’s latest assessment of climate change concludes that it is “widespread, rapid and intensifying.” Having been approved by 195 governments, it’s hard to argue that the report’s key finding is open to debate. How this dire prediction will be addressed at the upcoming COP 26 climate summit in Glasgow in November, however, remains an open question.…
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