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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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June 3, 2014

"Zones of Shadow in the Itinerary of Edward Snowden"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"In his straightforward, though somewhat aseptic performance, Snowden drew an interesting distinction which Williams did not fail to point out: Snowden did not deny that he took out military documents, but said that he gave them to journalists to be published. That is, he apparently sought to absolve himself by putting the onus on them to decide which documents should not be published for reasons of national security."

 

 

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May 27, 2014

"France: The Makeover of the National Front"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"The anti-EU far-right National Front has won big in the elections to the European Parliament on May 25....This is the most significant victory of the National Front since its formation in 1972."

 

 

May 13, 2014

"My Take on 'The Americans'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Overall, while this series is a dramatization, it should serve to remind us that world powers spy and the Soviets/Russians did not spy on America just because they were communists....Clandestine activity is not just a way of life, it is a way of Russian life. All this is underscored by the recent and continuing events in the Ukraine."

 

 

May 13, 2014

"Coming on a Year After the Snowden Revelations, the Germans Are Still Less Than Satisfied with the U.S."

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"What the Germans came looking for in their visit was a no-spy agreement with the U.S., and indications are that they thought this was to be on the agenda for discussion. Where did they get the idea for this? It may have come from the abortive no-spy agreement with France in 2011...."

 

 

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April 22, 2014

"Our Unpredictable 'Partner for Peace'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Taking a leaf from Hitler's playbook of the late 1930s (Austria, Sudetenland, Memel), Vladimir Putin has now declared himself the protector of ethnic Russians and Russian speakers no matter where they are. His seizure and annexation of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula disregarded international law and the inviolability of nation-states and raised the specter of a resurrection of the former Soviet empire in its dimensions though not its ideology."

 

 

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April 11, 2014

"France Gets a Young Blood"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Manuel Valls is the first French Prime Minister born outside the country, in Barcelona, to a Spanish father and a Swiss Italian mother. The family were Spanish Republicans who were forced to flee the Franco regime and come to France when Manuel was a little child....Valls is on the right wing of the French Socialist Party, and even at one time suggested taking the word socialist out of the party's name. He can best be described as a social democrat, as Hollande also declared himself recently."

 

 

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April 7, 2014

"My Take on All the Way"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"What All the Way shows is how LBJ wheedled and threatened his way to the passage of the Voting Rights Act of 1964, without which we might have had to wait another generation for significant black enfranchisement. This long and deep play covers the first year of LBJ's assumed presidency, and much of playwright Robert Schenkkan's attention is focused on black-white relationships."

 

 

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March 31, 2014

"Obama to Mr. Bare-Chested: You're Just a Regional Power"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"...[W]ith its lowered population, its dependence on oil and gas, its weak manufacturing sector, and its anemic GDP growth which the World Bank predicts will be close to zero for the first quarter of 2014...Russia is clearly a reduced state from the USSR of Cold War times....Putin, with his apparent ambition to recreate in some way or another the dimensions of the former Soviet Union, has suddenly emerged as a threat to the global world order."

 

 

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March 21, 2014

"Sarajevo Bis?"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"We are coming up on June 28, 2014, the 100th anniversary of the start of the outbreak of World War I....As this anniversary approaches, there is a new and vaguely similar feeling of uncertainty occasioned by the recent Russian land grab — as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden put it — of the Crimean Peninsula."

 

 

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March 16, 2014

"'You Have to Understand, George. Ukraine Is Not Even a Country'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"However mishandled the U.S. and the EU initiatives toward the Ukraine were, we should now look upon Putin's recent actions — including and especially his abrogation of the 1994 Budapest Agreement, to respect Ukraine's territorial integrity — as something beyond the pale."

 

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