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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Ambassador David Smith, a former US arms negotiator and expert on US-Russian relations, has been a sought-after source for commentary on the recent "spy swap" case. Amb. Smith says plenty of unanswered questions about the swap remain. But he told the Associated Press that one obvious benefit of the deal is that freedom was obtained for four individuals imprisoned in infamous Russian gulags. Click here to read the AP article including Amb. Smith's comments.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith weighed in on the US-Russia spy swap on the nationally syndicated Jim Bohannon Show. For many, the case brings back memories of the Cold War era. Amb. Smith is a former lead negotiator in US arms talks with the Soviet Union; he says far from ending with the fall of the USSR, reports of Russian espionage against the United States have increased dramatically in recent years. Click here to listen to Amb. Smith's Jim Bohannon Show interview.
Ambassador David Smith, Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, is an expert on US-Russian relations and a former US arms negotiator. He is closely watching the pending New START treaty between the US and Russia, which he warns could hold hidden risks for the US. Amb. Smith recently took part in a panel discussion on New START at the Heritage Foundation, where he delved into treaty details that could prove problematic. Click here to read a report on the panel discussion.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Col. Vincent J. Goulding, USMC (Ret.), is assigned under the Intergovernmental Personnel Act (IPA) as Director of Experiment Division at the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab, Quantico, VA. In a letter to the editor of the Los Angeles Times, he reacts to a Times article that questioned whether traditional Marine Corps amphibious operations are a thing of the past. Goulding argues that far from being mired in the past, the Marine Corps is constantly working to update the amphibious capabilities he describes as a "longstanding U.S. strategic requirement." Click here to read the Los Angeles Times Letters page including Col. Goulding's letter. Click here to read the original Los Angeles Times article addressed by Col. Goulding's letter.
Prof. Yonah Alexander, Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies, recently returned from a June 14-22 visit to Istanbul and Ankara,Turkey. While in Istanbul, he provided academic support to several universities and law schools as part of the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies' efforts to expand its collaboration partners abroad. The Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies is a consortium of universities and think tanks throughout the world, for which ICTS acts as a coordinating body. Following these meetings, Professor Alexander chaired a seminar discussion for NATO’s Partnership for Peace Center (Ankara, Turkey) conference for Generals and Admirals on “The Silk Road: Towards the New Strategic Concept - the Future of NATO Partnership Programs.” Professor Don Wallace of the International Law Institute and advisor to ICTS participated in the conference, and also chaired a seminar discussion at the conference. Next month, the Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies will host an Ambassador’s Forum event on July 8th with the Hon. Béla Szombati of the Republic of Hungary.
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Tensions in Central Asia
- Colonel Jean D. Reed, US Army (Ret.), Is Named Senior Fellow
- CHPP Director on Health Effects of BP Oil Spill
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Reaction to Flotilla Raid
- Research Fellow Gary Montgomery Talks to Fox 5 News
- Senior Fellow David Kay on Iran Sanctions
- Senior Research Fellow Frank Turner Judges Regional Science Fair
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Iran's Nuclear Ambitions
- CEEE Director James Tate on Oil Spill's Effect on Bird Life
- Former DARPA Director Joins Board of Regents
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