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American University Experts Available to Discuss NATO Summit

What is the future of NATO? Can the Europeans or the Americans continue to fund NATO capabilities? Will the Alliance commitment to Afghanistan operations decline as European nations withdraw? Experts from American University are available to discuss the isues.

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Atrocities Prevention Board Could Significantly Change U.S. Foreign Policy

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President Barack Obama recently announced the establishment of an Atrocities Prevention Board as part of his comprehensive strategy to prevent genocide and mass atrocities. “For the first time, the National Intelligence Council will prepare an estimate on the global risk of mass atrocities and genocide,” says Leila Nadya Sadat, JD, international law expert and director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. “By sensitizing the diplomatic and intelligence communities to atrocities risk and systematizing responses to potential crises, the policies of the Atrocities Prevention Board could significantly change in U.S. foreign policy,” she says.

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Military Enforcement Not the Answer to Mexican Drug War, Say Cornell Latino Studies Professor

Ron Mize, assistant professor of Latino Studies at Cornell University, and co-author of “Consuming Mexican Labor and Latino Immigrants in the United States,” comments on this week’s events in Monterrey, Mexico that claimed 49 lives in the country’s ongoing drug war.

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Greece Could Be Broke by June, Economist Says

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If international lenders refuse to renegotiate substantial reductions in Greek public debt, chances are that whatever government emerges in Greece in the next few weeks will run out of cash by the end of June, says an economist at Washington University in St. Louis.

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“Mistake to Say Afghanistan War Ending,” Says American University Expert

While the U.S. is drawing down significantly and turning over operations to the Afghans, it’s a mistake to say the war is ending. The war will continue beyond 2014 for the Afghans as well as for those U.S. service men and women who comprise the residual force that remains in country.

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Medical Treatment Pretext May Be Way Out of U.S.-China Standoff, Says China-Relations Expert

Allen Carlson is a professor of government at Cornell University, has worked with the nonprofit National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and has published several books on Chinese foreign relations. He comments on the recent escape of Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng from house arrest to the U.S. embassy in Beijing.

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Energy: The Tipping point for U.S. – China Relations, Study Finds

Energy could very well become the tipping point that sours or improves relations between the Chinese and the United States, according to recent research in the Asian Politics and Policy journal this month. The study, which examines strategies employed by the Chinese to procure energy from Saudi Arabia, Iran and Iraq, signals that while the United States should not fear China’s actions, it’s best to keep a close watch on what the Chinese are doing.

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Can Obama and Brazil's Rousseff Find Strategic Synergies?

American University U.S.-Brazil, foreign policy, and Latin America experts are available to provide analysis of Brazil's Rousseff’s White House visit on Monday, April 9.

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Obama Hosts North American Leaders’ Summit

Robert Pastor is available to discuss the importance North American Leaders' Summit (NALS) hosted by President Obama. "While many focus on China's rise and Europe's fall, few seem to realize that our first and second largest markets in the world and largest sources of energy imports are Canada and Mexico," Pastor said.

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Mass Privatization Put Former Communist Countries on Road to Bankruptcy, Corruption

A new analysis showing how the radical policies advocated by western economists helped to bankrupt Russia and other former Soviet countries after the Cold War has been released by researchers.







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