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>> April 19, 2017 - 2:52pm

Human Rights After Hitler


War Crimes Archive Reveals Early Evidence Of Holocaust Death Camps

NPR (All Things Considered)

After almost 70 years, evidence used to prosecute Nazi-era war criminals has become public. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks with Dan Plesch, one of the few outside researchers who's previously seen this archive, about what can be learned from the archive.

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>> March 13, 2017 - 1:51pm
Wed, Mar 08 2017 • 12:30 p.m. (ET)

Inside The Hidden History Of D.C.'s Spies

Passersby near The Uptown Theater in Northwest Washington, D.C., a location in Robert Wallace's "Spy Sites."

Passersby near The Uptown Theater in Northwest Washington, D.C., a location in Robert Wallace's "Spy Sites."
ERIN American espionage is as old as the republic itself. President George Washington was not just a founder of
our nation, he was a founder of the country’s first spy rings. Author and former CIA official Robert Wallace introduces
us to the hundreds of spies who’ve plied their trade in the nation’s capital and the many seemingly-ordinary sites
throughout D.C., Maryland and Virgina shaped by espionage.
View A Photo Tour Of Washington's 'Spy Sites'

>> March 13, 2017 - 1:28pm

Featuring the editors Charles Glaser, Professor of Political Science and Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; Rosemary Kelanic, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Williams College; and the contributing author Kenneth Vincent, Visiting Fellow, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies, George Washington University; with comments by John Glaser, Associate Director of Foreign Policy Studies, Cato Institute; moderated by Emma Ashford, Research Fellow, Cato Institute.

Should the United States continue to use its military to guarantee the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf?

For more than 30 years, U.S. foreign policy has been shaped by a commitment to safeguard the flow of oil from the Persian Gulf. Yet profound changes in international oil markets, growth in domestic U.S. energy production, and dramatic shifts in the Middle Eastern balance of power suggest that it may be time to reconsider whether this commitment is still warranted.

In Crude Strategy, a multidisciplinary team of political scientists, economists, and historians set out to explore the links between Persian Gulf oil and U.S. national security. Their essays explore key questions such as the potential economic cost of disruption in oil supply, whether disruptions can be blunted with nonmilitary tools, the potential for instability in Saudi Arabia, and the most effective U.S. military posture for the region.

By clarifying the assumptions underlying the U.S. military presence in the Persian Gulf, the authors conclude that the case for revising America’s grand strategy towards the region is far stronger than is commonly assumed.

Please join us for a discussion of this fascinating topic.

>> February 24, 2017 - 10:31am

100 Percent Chance There Is a Spy Site
in Your DC-Area Neighborhood: 

Author Robert Wallace, who spent 40 years in the CIA, wrote the book “Spy Sites of Washington, D.C., A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History”

 

 

The chances you live within walking distance to a spy site are 100 percent for those living in the D.C. area, according to a former CIA official.

Robert Wallace, who spent 40 years in the CIA, wrote the book “Spy Sites of Washington, D.C., A Guide to the Capital Region's Secret History,” which details hundreds of locations in D.C., Maryland and Virginia with connections to espionage.

Walking the streets of D.C., Wallace said locations where spies lived, worked, held secret meetings and conducted dead drops are all around.

“I think it's about 100 percent certain that there is a spy site in your neighborhood, somewhere in your neighborhood,” he said. “I assure you, you can walk to it.”

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