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11Aug, 2017

We Worked for Bush & Obama: Here’s a bipartisan solution to America’s wildfire problem

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USA TODAY | August 11, 2017 Op-Ed by Robert Bonnie and Mark Rey Roughly 7-8 million acres burn in wildfires annually, almost twice as many as three decades ago — we must take action. Republicans and Democrats aren’t supposed to agree on much these days, particularly when it comes to the environment and management of our […]

2Aug, 2017

Former Treasury Deputy Secretary Joins Duke as Rubenstein Fellow

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Duke Today | August 1, 2017 By Laura Howes Sarah Bloom Raskin, former deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, joins Duke University as a Rubenstein Fellow on Aug. 1. Raskin will collaborate across the university to improve understanding of markets, regulation and public leadership. She will lead research that seeks to shape a […]

20Jun, 2017

Interview: Applying Lessons Of The Cold War To Current U.S.-Russia Relations

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NPR, WVXU Cincinnati | June 15, 2017 By Mark Heyne Ambassador Matlock was in Cincinnati this week for the Greater Cincinnati World Affairs Council speaker series America Faces Its Global Challenges. He spoke with us about lessons from the Cold War and how they can apply to public policy today…

30May, 2017

Wildfires on the Rise Due to Drought and Climate Change

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60 Minutes |May 28, 2017 By Steve Inskeep Fighting wildfires in America cost federal agencies almost $2 billion last year including more than half the budget of the U.S. Forest Service. Wildland fires are growing worse in a time of drought and climate change, and the biggest and most destructive fires can’t be stopped. They are […]

25May, 2017

Matlock and Djerejian Talk Stalin’s Monument and Meeting with Mikoyan

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Media Max |May 23, 2017 By Areg Galstyan The last U.S. Ambassador to USSR Jack Matlock and one of USA’s best Middle East experts, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel and Syria Edward Djerejian delivered speeches today at the conference “End of Transition Armenia 25 years On, Now What?” organized by USC Institute of Armenian Studies. Jack Matlock […]

3Apr, 2017

Alumnus Robert Bonnie Returns as a Rubenstein Fellow to Explore Conservation in Rural America

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April 3, 2017 Robert Bonnie, a Nicholas School of the Environment alumnus and former Under Secretary for Natural Resources and Environment at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, returns to Duke as a Rubenstein Fellow to address issues related to climate change and natural resource conservation in rural America. Bonnie is the fifth expert to join […]

27Mar, 2017

Jack Matlock on Exploring Russia and Putin’s Motives

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Duke Today | March 21, 2017 By Julie Schoonmaker Jack Matlock, former U.S. Ambassador to the Soviet Union and a current Rubenstein Fellow at Duke University, discusses Russia’s motivations for hacking Democratic National Committee emails in the months prior to the 2016 US presidential election. His comments came during a conversation with Duke Today about Russia. […]

27Mar, 2017

The Diplomat Chimes In

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Duke Magazine | March 6, 2017 By Robert J. Bliwise Here’s an exercise to focus the mind: Imagine a new nuclear-arms race with no end in sight—except, maybe, Armageddon. And so in late January, Jack Matlock’s personal website carried his “Open Message for Presidents Trump and Putin.” As the two leaders were preparing for a phone chat, […]

8Mar, 2017

Contacts with Russian Embassy

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March 4, 2017 By Jack Matlock Our press seems to be in a feeding frenzy regarding contacts that President Trump’s supporters had with Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak and with other Russian diplomats. The assumption seems to be that there was something sinister about these contacts, just because they were with Russian diplomats. As one who […]

23Feb, 2017

Foreign Policy Experts Argue About How to Handle Russia

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The Chronicle | February 17, 2017 By Kenrick Cai Photo by Jim Liu | The Chronicle  Two experts debated how much the United States should be involved in Russia-related international conflicts Thursday evening. Jack Matlock, Trinity ’50 and former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union, and Henry Nau, professor of political science and international affairs at […]