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NATO’s Nuclear Nightmare over Ukraine

While experts and analysts proffer suggestions for how the U.S. should respond to Putin’s intractable assault on Ukraine, like this recent excellent piece by Tom Nichols in RCD or by this Brookings report (not exactly authored by hawks), some still wonder why Moscow’s actions have anything to do with the U.S. in the first place. […]


Funding Flows for Climate Change Research and Related Activities

A little over four hundred years after the Salem witch trials, witch-hunts are still used as a tactic of social persecution and a vehicle to censure those who do not conform to a special interest agenda.   From Salem to McCarthy to today’s attacks on so called “climate skeptics,” witch-hunts tear the fabric of a […]


Ambassador Robert Joseph: A Perspective on the Future of Nuclear Deterrence

The George C. Marshall Institute is pleased to feature the remarks made by Ambassador Robert Joseph to the Exchange Monitor’s Annual Nuclear Deterrence Summit on February 18, 2015 in Washington, DC.1 The Marshall Institute is grateful to Ambassador Joseph for his permission to publish his remarks here. Almost from the day of the first use […]

The ‘Skeptical Seven’ Witch Hunt is Just the Beginning

Congressman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) has sent letters to universities requesting information on the sources of financial support of seven climate researchers. A few of these might well have some portion of their funding come from energy companies, I don’t know. The implication, of course, is that research money from fossil fuel companies to any skeptics […]

What We Are Reading

Russia may accept majority Chinese control of big oil and gas fields

Russia may consider allowing Chinese investors more than 50 percent stakes in its strategic oil and gas fields, an official said on Friday, an about-face by Moscow that underlines its need for foreign help to develop energy reserves.

Oil executive: Saudi Arabia sees US oil as threat

CEO of the oil company Continental Resources says Saudi Arabia has been trying for years to squander U.S. crude oil production. In an interview with CNBC on Friday, Harold Hamm said “Sometimes they’re successful. This time we hope they’re not.”

Global warming research: strong storms to become stronger, weak storms to become weaker

A study led by atmospheric physicists at the University of Toronto finds that global warming will not lead to an overall increasingly stormy atmosphere, a topic debated by scientists for decades. Instead, strong storms will become stronger while weak storms become weaker, and the cumulative result of the number of storms will remain unchanged.

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