6Jun, 2018

Amid ‘Russiagate’ Hysteria, What Are the Facts?

Jack Matlock, News|

The Nation | June 1, 2018
By Jack F. Matlock Jr.
Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.”
That saying—often misattributed to Euripides—comes to mind most mornings when I pick up The New York Times and read the latest “Russiagate” headlines, which are frequently featured across two or three columns on the front page above the fold. This is […]

6Jun, 2018

Gorbachev Arrives in Washington for Summit, May 30, 1990

Jack Matlock, News|

Politico | May 30, 2018
By Andrew Glass

On this day in 1990, Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in Washington, D.C., for three days of talks with President George H.W. Bush. A potentially reunited Germany and its future place in Europe served as one focal point for the summit meeting.

At the time, Gorbachev faced stiff political headwinds […]

23May, 2018

Congress Approves First Big Dodd-Frank Rollback

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

The New York Times | May 22, 2018
By Alan Rappeport and Emily Fliter
A decade after the global financial crisis tipped the United States into a recession, Congress agreed on Tuesday to free thousands of small and medium-sized banks from strict rules that had been enacted as part of the 2010 Dodd-Frank law to prevent another […]

15May, 2018

Republican Farm Bill Could Threaten 58.5 Million Acres of Forest Land, Conservationists Say

News, Robert Bonnie|

Newsweek | May 14, 2018
By Nicole Goodkind

A new Republican piece of legislation will threaten about 58.5 million acres, or 91,000 square miles, of protected forest land, environmental activists say.

The Farm Bill, an all-encompassing multi-year piece of legislation that directs what happens at the Department of Agriculture, has gained attention for its proposed overhaul to the food […]

10May, 2018

To Make History at North Korea Summit, Trump Should Prepare Like Reagan did for Gorbachev

Jack Matlock, News|

USA Today | May 10, 2018
By John Heubusch, Opinion contributor
With the release of three U.S. detainees in North Korea and Kim Jong Un’s recent reported openness to abandoning a nuclear weapons program, President Trump has gained some ground in potentially resolving the decades-long conflict in Korea. With such high stakes, Trump and his advisers should […]

9May, 2018

America’s Anti-Iran Push May Get Harder with Nuclear Deal Pullout

General Martin Dempsey, News|

Reuters | May 9, 2018
By Phil Stewart

The United States risks greater isolation and unpredictability in its anti-Iran drive after President Donald Trump opted to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal despite warnings from European allies, advisers and even some fellow Republicans, experts say.

Trump said on Tuesday he was withdrawing the United States from the […]

4May, 2018

Listen, Amplify, Include: Leadership for the Modern Age

General Martin Dempsey, News|

BRINK | May 3, 2018
Interview with David Gillespie

An interview with Gen. Martin Dempsey, Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff & Ori Brafman, Lecturer at University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business

Retired Gen. Martin Dempsey, former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Berkeley professor Ori Brafman come from very different backgrounds. One is a 41-year veteran of […]

24Apr, 2018

What to Expect from the Commission on College Basketball’s Recommendations

General Martin Dempsey, News|

SBNATION | April 24, 2018
By Mike Rutherford
When the FBI’s probe into college basketball turned the sport on its head last fall, NCAA president Mark Emmert promised “significant changes” were on the way. This is the week we find out what those changes are going to look like.
In October, Emmert announced the formation of the Commission on College […]

23Apr, 2018

Justin Muzinich, Trump’s Pick for Treasury’s No. 2, Files Ethics Pledge, Income Disclosure

News, Sarah Bloom Raskin|

The National Law Journal | April 23, 2018
By MP McQueen

Former hedge fund manager Justin Muzinich, now counselor to U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and the Trump administration’s pick for deputy secretary, reported receiving more than $17 million in vested stock options, capital gains income and company salary, according to a financial disclosure released by the U.S. Office […]

20Apr, 2018

Obama Administration General Discusses Trump’s Proposed Arab Force

General Martin Dempsey, News|

NPR | April 20, 2018
Interview by Ailsa Chang

NPR’s Ailsa Chang speaks with retired Gen. Martin Dempsey about President Trump’s proposal for an Arab Force in Syria, and U.S. efforts to get the Saudis and other Arab nations to fund and man a joint military force in the past.