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11Oct, 2018

Bonnie on the Farm Bill and Wildfires

Robert Bonnie, News

Rubenstein Fellow, Robert Bonnie remarks on the reauthorization of the farm bill and wildfire management in The Washington Examiner, Before Passing Farm Bill, Congress Has a Big Fight Over Wildfires to Get Through, on October 10, 2018. “The marginal benefits of giving the Forest Service more authority for projects won’t make that big of a difference,” Robert […]

11Oct, 2018

Raskin on Pensions

Home, Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

Rubenstein Fellow, Sarah Bloom Raskin remarks on the relationship between public pension funds and private equity firms in The New York Times, Pensions Get Bolder in Challenging Private Equity on Investments’ Human Cost, on October 8, 2018. “Workers don’t want their pension money invested in ways that hurt other workers,” said Sarah Bloom Raskin, a fellow […]

10Oct, 2018

Interior Department Withdraws Federal Lands North Of Yellowstone From Mining For Two Decades

Robert Bonnie, News

National Parks Traveler| October 8, 2018 Tourism has trumped mining in a scenic valley just north of Yellowstone National Park that Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, following the lead of former Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, said would be off-limits to new mining claims for two decades. Two years ago Secretary Jewell and Under Secretary of Agriculture […]

25Sep, 2018

Former U.S. Ambassador Draws Connections between Cold War Negotiations, Modern-day Relations

Jack Matlock, News

The Chronicle | September 24, 2018 By Amelia Martin Lessons from the Cold War can be applied to today’s political climate, former U.S. Ambassador Jack Matlock said at an event Wednesday. Matlock, a former U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union and a Rubenstein Fellow at Duke, gave a talk at Perkins Library Wednesday to discuss U.S.-Soviet Union […]

22Aug, 2018

Regulations Come Under Review as Memories Fade

Sarah Bloom Raskin, News

Pensions & Investments | August 20, 2018 By Hazel Bradford                     Sarah Bloom Raskin believes one of the worst aspects of the crisis was the lack of a coordinated response from Washington.  Ten years ago, as risk-taking in the financial sector was growing, Washington regulators either […]

15Aug, 2018

Environmentalists Outraged as Ryan Zinke Says California Fires Have Nothing to do with Climate Change

Robert Bonnie, News

The Washington Examiner | August 13, 2018 By Josh Siegel Environmentalists criticized Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Monday for blaming the wildfires raging through California on forest management and claiming that climate change has not played a role in the blazes. Zinke, on a two-day tour of areas devastated by the Carr Fire in Redding, Calif., […]

15Aug, 2018

America’s former top military official chides Trump’s ‘Space Force’ proposal, says it was ‘raffled off,’ and tells Congress to ‘sort this out’

General Martin Dempsey

Business Insider | August 10, 2018 By John Haltiwanger President Donald Trump’s call for the Department of Defense to create a new branch of the military dubbed the “Space Force” continues to face opposition from former and current military officials. The latest example came from former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey, […]

11Jul, 2018

Nicholas Institute Selects Five Duke Projects for Catalyst Program Seed Funding

Robert Bonnie, News

July 2, 2018 Five projects received funding in the second year of the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions’ Catalyst Program. The program aims to build on the Nicholas Institute’s mission by increasing engagement with Duke University faculty to incubate and advance new partnerships, enhance policy-relevant knowledge, and create innovative policy solutions based on new creative […]

11Jul, 2018

US Intel Report on Russian Meddling ‘shabby & politically motivated’ – Ex-US Envoy to Soviet Union

Jack Matlock, News

Russian Times | July 5, 2018 A former US ambassador to the Soviet Union has slammed the intelligence report on alleged Russian election meddling, saying it lacks hard facts and omits relevant agencies, while media and politicians have failed to ask questions. Jack Matlock served as US ambassador to the Soviet Union from 1987 to […]

11Jul, 2018

Musings II … The “Intelligence Community,” “Russian Interference,” and Due Diligence

Jack Matlock, News

June 29, 2018 By Jack F. Matlock Jr. Did the U.S. “Intelligence Community” judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election? Most commentators seem to think so. Every news report I have read of the planned meeting of Presidents Trump and Putin in July refers to “Russian interference” as a fact and asks whether the […]