Center for Strategic Communication

An Examination of the Fulbright Program

International Educational Exchange from a National Security Perspective As a key element of public diplomacy, international exchange is a long-term strategic investment in the relationship between the people of countries. Since 1948, the U.S. has operated one of the...

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Through Innovation and Investment, the U.S. Can Lead in Next-Generation Energy, Nuclear Fusion Nick Cunningham and Andrew Holland/ AOL Energy Right now America’s energy policy is hampered because politicians only plan around four-year cycles.   David Shaver: We didn’t...

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Somali leaders pass constitution as bombers attack Abdi Guled and Jason Straziuso/Associated Press in The Boston Globe Despite a failed suicide attack outside its meeting location, Somalia’s National Constituent Assembly voted to approve a new constitution, a...

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The Conversion of a Climate-Change Skeptic Richard Muller/ New York Times Call me a converted skeptic. Three years ago I identified problems in previous climate studies that, in my mind, threw doubt on the very existence of global warming. Last year… I concluded that...

LOTS of tension brewing in the South China Sea

A small two-square-mile island in the South China Sea is finding itself at the center of an alarming multistate power struggle. Yongxing Island, the largest of the Paracel Archipelago, has no indigenous inhabitants of its own and can only be remotely accessed by plane...