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Charles G. Cogan

Charles G. Cogan

Associate, International Security Program

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Telephone: 617-864-3959
Email: chuck_cogan@harvard.edu
Website: http://www.drcharlesgcogan.net

 

 

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2014 (continued)

August 11, 2014

"When One Human Being Is Weighed Less Against Another"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"The Gaza war, which hopefully will end soon, has caused so far some 1,900 Palestinain deaths and 67 Israeli deaths. However, the message of Prof. Sheinmam was not well received and has become a national news issue in Israel. Indignant students complained to the university, saying they were offended because he had equated Palestinian war deaths with Israeli ones."

 

 

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August 4, 2014

"Hamas and Israel: Contrasting Illusions"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"It is all the more tragic in that it is in Israel's best interest to end the Palestinian occupation and agree to a two-state solution, rather than simply continue ad hoc and without a strategy or plan for peace for the last nearly 50 years since the end of the Six Day War."

 

 

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July 28, 2014

"Barbarians at the Site"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...[R]estricting the access, firing guns into the air to prove a point, and looting bodies in some cases, the followers of the so-called Donetsk Peoples Republic in southeastern Ukraine did nothing but heap shame on themselves and indirectly, on their Russian sponsors."

 

 

July 2014

Digital is the New Third Age: Adventures in the Blogosphere

Book

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

This book is a collection of the author's blogposts from 2008–2013, almost all of them from the Huffington Post and reposted on the website of the Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs by the International Security Program. Most of them deal with the author's particular area of expertise, from Morocco to Bangladesh, but also with Europe and transatlantic issues. A few are film reviews, and others deal with the U.S. Presidency and the Congress.

 

 

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July 21, 2014

"A Revanchist Power, 21st Century Style"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"The skyrocketing popularity of Putin in Russia after his illegal annexation of Crimea and his tactic of 'hybrid war' (which we in the U.S. would call covert action), is a measure of just how wronged the Russian people feel about how the post–Cold War world has turned out...."

 

 

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July 16, 2014

"Period of Adjustment"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"What some perceive as a new era of weakness is rather, to borrow the title of a Tennessee Williams play, a period of adjustment, in which we are becoming a power among others. Certainly a military power superior to all the others, but no longer in a position, nor with the disposition, to intervene anywhere and everywhere in the world."

 

 

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July 14, 2014

"Germany Is Not a Classic Western Ally"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...German immigration is the largest of all the European immigrations to the U.S., and this makes for a certain predisposition in favor of Germany....[T]he American protector role in Germany during the Cold War led to an intimate relationship between the political classes in the two countries, reaching its apotheosis at the moment of German reunification...."

 

 

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June 30, 2014

"When, Ever, Is a Murderer Anything but a Murderer"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"A hundred years ago last Saturday, World War I was ignited by a murder. Actually, two murders. Today, the murderer is being celebrated in parts of the former Yugoslavia, notably by a seven-foot statue in Lukavica, a suburb of Sarajevo, the scene of the crime: a testimony to the special kind of fanaticism that lurks in the Balkans."

 

 

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June 21, 2014

"Iraq: Be Careful How You Mess With the Sunni World"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...[T]he Sunni-populated part of Iraq is virtually bereft of natural resources. The Kurdish and Shia parts in the northeast and south respectively are not. This is largely what renders partition problematic."

 

 

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June 16, 2014

"Iraq, Syria: The Way Ahead Is Limpidly Clear"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"To me, the way forward is limpidly obvious. It consists of two parts: one, increase aid to the rebel Free Syrian Army (FSA); two, do not intervene in Iraq....the FSA is one of the few pressure points we have against Vladimir Putin, now that he has forfeited the goodwill of the West. Secondly, strengthening the FSA should give it more clout if and when the time comes for a political settlement in Syria."

 

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