July 01, 2014 - 1:29pm EDT
I’ve sent you many messages over the last 20 years as a staff member and leader at Global Solutions. This will be my last as president & CEO. I love Global Solutions, and I’ll remain affiliated with the organization as a Senior Fellow while I pursue other projects. However, 20 years is a long time for anyone to work anywhere. Before I step down on July 10th I wanted to share some thoughts with you on the challenges [...] Read More
July 21, 2014 - 3:00pm EDT
The use of rockets by Islamic groups from Gaza toward Israel and the more deadly use of rockets and bombs by Israeli forces toward Gaza have dramatically raised the possibility of banning rocket use in the Middle East.
Arms control in this region has always been difficult, as the Middle East has no equivalent of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). As a universal organization, the United [...] Read More
July 18, 2014 - 1:00pm EDT
In Canada, Lieutenant-General Roméo Dallaire is a household name. When asked in elementary school to write a composition on a Canadian Hero, students invariably gnash their teeth in frustration as they find themselves presenting eight or nine identical essays on the famed commander of the ill-fated 1994 UNAMIR mission in Rwanda.
In his bestselling Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda, Dallaire [...] Read More
July 18, 2014 - 10:00am EDT
Despite the obvious danger that rising sea levels pose to communities on the Gulf Coast, tensions over climate change are flaring most acutely in the beach towns of North Carolina. In 2010, the North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR) established the North Carolina Coastal Resources Commission (NCRC) to study the effects of rising sea levels by 2100. Lawmakers were dismayed when the report [...] Read More