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Charles G. Cogan

Charles G. Cogan

Associate, International Security Program

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Email: chuck_cogan@harvard.edu
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2013 (continued)

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July 30, 2013

"Netanyahu Gets The Math"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...[T]here are compelling reasons for partition, which both sides seem now to recognize, but there are huge obstacles for each to overcome. Israel has learned that the Palestinians are not going to go away, are not going to vanish into thin air, and the Palestinians have learned (or should have) that Israel is there to stay."

 

 

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July 20, 2013

"Obama: Making the Eyes Glisten"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Every now and then Barack Obama taps into that idealism. Our eyes begin to glisten in not quite tears, and our voice becomes a little choked....As in his surprise talk before the press on 19 July, when he did a riff on how young black men (including himself at an earlier time) feel when they see white people stiffen with apprehension at the sight of them."

 

 

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July 15, 2013

"'Somebody Has To Pay'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"From the incident of February 26, 2012, in which an unarmed 17-year-old black teenager was shot to death not by his own hand, to the acquittal of the shooter on July 6, 2013, nothing has changed: a non-accidental killing has gone by without being requited."

 

 

July 13, 2013

"Digital Is the New Third Age"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Like aspiring young writers (of which I was one) who never got closer to The New York Times than pressing a face to the windowpane, I now find that, thanks to the social networks and the new technologies, I can join the blogosphere and get instant and unvetted propagation around the digital world."

 

 

July 10, 2013

"Not the Boy Next Door"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Despite his angelic countenance that looks like a subject for mothering, Edward Snowden is not the boy next door. He is a transgressor. He has put himself in the path of the Chinese and the Russians. He has broken his secrecy agreement with the CIA, which is a lifetime thing, and he must pay for it, if the United States can manage to bring him into custody."

 

 

July 3, 2013

"The Countries That Are Exempt From Being Mutually Spied Upon"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"There are five of them. They are known as "Five Eyes". I call them the Anglosphere. They are the U.S., the U.K., Canada, Australia, and recently readmitted New Zealand. "Five Eyes" refers to an agreement between the U.S.  and the U.K. that stems from World War II. Subsequently extended to the other three countries, it was an agreement to share intelligence, especially signals intelligence. Informally, it was agreed not to spy on each other."

 

 

June 19, 2013

"Better Read Than Dead"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"At a time when our military, and our intelligence, security, and law enforcement agencies are straining every fiber to prevent a terrorist attack on the U.S., let us commend them for their efforts and take with a grain of salt the knee-jerk observations of a distorted idealist like Edward Snowden."

 

 

June 16, 2013

"Win a Few, Lose a Few"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"The United States and its Allies outsmarted the Russians on Libya — by enticing it into supporting a UN Security Council vote against Qadhafi. So far, Russia has outsmarted the West on Syria, by blocking a move in the Security Council against Bashar al-Asad."

 

 

June 10, 2013

"Original Sin and the American Constitution"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"What the original Constitution did was to implicitly recognize slavery and to put down in black and white for history what was part of the genesis of the American republic....it gave the impression that a black man was worth three-fifths of a white man. (Indians were not part of the counting and were not taxed)."

 

 

June 4, 2013

"Intelligence: The Times They Are A-Changing"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...[M]ore than a generation ago, when the American people — and some departments in Washington — were still getting used to the idea of an intelligence service in a democracy. The process was not helped by the revelations of the 1970's, including CIA involvement in assassination attempts against foreign leaders and its infiltration of student organizations in the U.S."

 

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