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Women, Nukes, and Action Movies: How Hollywood Misrepresents Nonproliferation

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Nonproliferation is about more than men and action movies. Women deserve a place at the table.Burly action stars. That’s who I think about when I think about nonproliferation. Maybe it was all of the action movies I consumed as an adolescent. You know the ones where a dastardly rogue has the world one button-push away from nuclear winter while Arnold Schwarzenegger races against time...

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Innovation in a Conflict Zone Featuring Irina Afonina

Monday, August 8, 2016

For the past two years, Ukraine has experienced massive conflict in its eastern-most regions, particularly in Luhansk. Though many have been forced to leave, one inspiring technology entrepreneur has remained despite the hardship.In this special edition of CRDF Global's blog, I had the pleasure of speaking with one of the grantees of our Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Program (STEP...

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What the United States Has REALLY Missed Out On With Cuba

Monday, August 1, 2016

There is no doubt that formalized relations between the United States and Cuba will bring tremendous economic benefits to the island country, but what does the world’s largest economy have to gain? The answer lies in science. The United States and Cuba have had a strained relationship for over fifty years. Conflicted beginnings included trade restrictions of the Eisenhower era between the...

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