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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith writes in a recent issue of the Georgian magazine Tabula that Washington's determination to pursue a "reset" strategy with Russia may be clouding US judgment in its dealings with Central Asian countries - including its response to the crisis in Kyrgyzstan. Amb. Smith writes that high geopolitical stakes in the region make such an approach unwise, arguing that the US would be better advised to "abandon 'reset,' stop sub-contracting its interests in central Asia to Moscow and conduct vigorous diplomacy with every central Asian country and some of the outside powers too." Click below to read the article in full.
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Colonel Jean D. Reed, US Army (Ret.), has been named a Potomac Institute Senior Fellow. Col. Reed joins the Institute after four and one-half years as Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense for Chemical Biological Defense and Chemical Demilitarization and almost fifty years combined military and civilian government service.
Regarding his appointment as a Senior Fellow, Col. Reed said,"“I am delighted to join the Institute and to have as colleagues so many distinguished scientists, engineers, policy makers, and academicians for whom I have the highest esteem.”
As Deputy Assistant to the Secretary of Defense, Col. Reed was responsible for oversight, coordination, and integration of the chemical and biological medical and non-medical defense program and the program for destruction of the United States stockpile of lethal chemical agents and munitions, each program totaling over $1.5 billion annually.
Donald A. Donahue, Jr., DHEd, is the Executive Director of the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' Center for Health Policy and Preparedness. In a recent radio interview for Voice of America, he talked about the immediate and long-term health effects of the BP oil spill. According to Dr. Donahue, potential future impacts could be numerous - and are made harder to predict by the lack of health records pertaining to earlier spills. Click here to read the VOA web article and listen to Dr. Donahue's interview.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith writes in a recent issue of the Georgian magazine Tabula that international reaction to Israel's raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla deserves closer scrutiny. While the stated aim of the flotilla was to deliver humanitarian aid to Gaza, Amb. Smith argues that its arrival in port would also have opened an unimpeded sea lane that could serve as a conduit for arms. Writes Smith, "...with unfettered access to Gaza under current circumstances, Iran and Syria would flood Hamas with weapons." Click below to read the article in full.
Col. Gary W. Montgomery, US Marine Corps Reserve, is a Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Col. Montgomery has served as an Artillery Officer and as a Tank Officer, and as a civilian has held positions as a United Nations Border Monitor under the United Nations International Conference on the Former Yugoslavia in Nikšić, Montenegro; an Artillery Trainer for the Bosnian Federation Army in Livno, Bosnia-Herzegovina; a Military Analyst for the Marine Corps in Quantico, Virginia; and a Policy Analyst for the US Department of Defense in Alexandria, Virginia. In a recent interview with Washington, DC's WTTG-Fox 5 News, Col. Montgomery offered analysis of the crisis in Kyrgyzstan, home to a US military base that plays a vital role in the war in Afghanistan. Click here to watch the Fox 5 interview in full.
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- 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
- CETO's J.D. Canty on the USMC and Climate Change
- CEEE Director Talks to The Boston Globe
- Institute's Paul Gido on IED Threat
- Institute Experts on BP Oil Spill Health Effects
- Lecture: "Free Will"
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