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CSPC Vice Chairman David Abshire Comments on the 'Icy' Relationship between President Obama and Congress

In a February 24th article published in The Christian Science Monitor, CSPC Vice Chairman David Abshire remarked that there are ways to quell the strained relationship between President Obama and Congress. Abshire, who acted as a 'special counselor' during the Reagan Administration, outside council could be brought in to assist in thawing the current relationship. 

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CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns Comments on the Violence in Ukraine and its Global Implications

In an article published in The Boston Globe on February 26, CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns commented that the recent political struggle within the Ukraine, mirrored what occured during the Cold War.  Even with a new interim government, which supports expanding ties with the EU, the Ukraine will continue to be put under economic and political pressure by Russian President Vladimir Putin. 

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CSPC Senior Fellow Norm Ornstein Reflects on the Illustrious Career of Congressman John Dingell

In a February 24th article in The Atlantic, CSPC Senior Fellow Norm Ornstein reflected on the announcement of retirement by the longest serving Congressman, John Dingell. Throughout his 58-year-career, Dingell demonstrated his passion for a wide range of issues including health, the environment, and civil rights. Ornstein commented that even though Dingell is leaving Congress, his legacy has made a immense and lasting impact on American politics. 

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CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns Discussed the Continued Syrian Civil War and its Similarities to the Bosnian War

In an op-ed published in The Boston Globe on February 13th, CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns compared the current apathy towards the Syrian Civil War to the human rights crimes committed during the Bosnian War in the 1990's. Ambassador Burns specifically discussed the Srebrenica massacre, in which thousands of Muslim men and boys were killed by the Bosnian Serb army, and the use of chemical weapons on Syrian civilians by the Assad regime. 

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CSPC Vice Chairman David Abshire Reflects on George Washington's Use of Civility and Compromise Throughout his Political Career

CSPC Vice Chairman David Abshire reflected on the personality of founding father and first President George Washington in a February 18th article in Real Clear Politics. Abshire comments that the civility and compromise constantly demonstrated by George Washington was a leading factor in the early success of this country and states that those personality traits could assist in alleviating the current political dysfunction that is rampant throughout Congress. 

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CSPC Trustee Tom Ridge Discusses Global Terrorism Threats on C-SPAN's Washington Journal

On January 9th, CSPC Trustee Tom Ridge appeared on C-Span's Washington Journal to discuss various global terrorist threats that could impact the national security of our country and our allies. These threats included current threats to the Sochi Olympic Games, the impact of Edward Snowden, and al-Qaida's presence in Syria. 

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CSPC Trustee Tom Ridge and Senior Fellow Frank Cilluffo Discuss the Security of the Winter Olympics at GWU's Homeland Security Policy Institute

On February 2, CSPC Trustee Tom Ridge and Senior Fellow Frank Cilluffo discussed the possibility of a terrorist attack occuring at the Sochi Winter Olympic Games. A panel was held at George Washington University's Homeland Security Policy Institute, where participants analyzed the current tensions between the Russian government and terrorist factions. 

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CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns Comments on the Emergence of a New Version of American Isolationism in the Boston Globe

In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe on January 30th, CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns  commented on the findings published by a Pew Research Survey, which indicated that many Americans have lost confidence in their country. Additionally, Ambassador Burns stated that the United States needs to continue to lead on a global setting and on a national level, ignore the reemergence of isolationism.

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CSPC Trustee Ambassador Nicholas Burns Discusses the Threats Surrounding the Sochi Winter Olympics on MSNBC

On January 24th, CSPC Trustee Ambassor Burns joined Andrea Mitchell on MSNBC to discuss the recent threats made by militant groups and the response by the Russian government. 


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CSPC Senior Advisor Sherman Katz Commentary on Trade Agreements Published in the Straits Times

CSPC Senior Advisor Sherman Katz discussed the progress of two trade agreements, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), in a January 28th edition of the Straits Times. Unlike the TPP which includes the United States, the RCEP would be an agreement between the ASEAN countries, along with nations South Korea, India, China, Japan, New Zealand, and Australia. 

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CSPC Director of Policy and Board Relations Dan Mahaffee Featured in BuzzFeed Politics Feature on State of the Union Address

CSPC Director of Policy and Board Relations Dan Mahaffee commented on the declining popularity of the Presidential State of the Union Address in a January, 28th BuzzFeed Politics article. 

 

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