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Susan Rice: White House Remains Committed to Asia Policy Pivot

The Obama administration has reiterated its intention to re-balance its foreign policy focus toward the Asia-Pacific, Reuters reported Wednesday. Steve Holland writes Susan Rice, national security adviser to President Obama, spoke about the administration’s effort to strengthen ties with allies in Asia during a recent speech at Georgetown University in …

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Former U.N. Ambassador John Bolton to Form Foreign Policy PAC

Former United Nations Ambassador John Bolton has announced that he will start a political action committee aimed at pressing 2014 midterm election candidates on foreign policy issues, Politico reported Nov. 3. Maggie Haberman writes that Bolton told WABC radio host Aaron Klein that the planned PAC stems from the notion …

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Profile: Michael O’Hanlon, Brookings Institution

Michael O’Hanlon is a senior fellow in foreign policy at the Brookings Institution, where he specializes in U.S. defense strategy, the use of military force, homeland security and American foreign policy. He is also a visiting lecturer at Princeton University, an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University and a member …

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Foreign Service Essential, Report Argues

The State Department must expand its Foreign Service ranks despite pressure for spending cuts, a Foreign Affairs Council report says. The report, released Wednesday, evaluated Secretary Hillary Clinton’s leadership over the past two years. The State Department’s diplomatic staff grew by 17 percent in fiscal 2009 and 2010, and Foreign …

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DoD’s Flournoy on the Emerging Threat in Today’s World

Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Michele Flournoy spoke at the World Affairs council about the changing face of threats and securities Nov. 4. Flournoy said she believes “we are in a uniquely transformative moment: a time in an emergence of new global actors and an unprecedented spread of technology that …

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