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Charles G. Cogan

Charles G. Cogan

Associate, International Security Program

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

 

 

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International Security (continued)

December 21, 2015

"The Default Candidate"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"However dry the above definition sounds, or perhaps because it does, the words seem only to fit one person in the presidential race for 2016. It is, of course, Hillary Clinton. She is the default candidate. Though she doesn't click very well with the American public, she has what it takes: she is very experienced; she doesn't make mistakes in her pubic discourse; and she is liked by the people around her, in particular, those who have worked for her."

 

 

December 15, 2015

"A Lack of Bombast"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Barack Obama's tenure, particularly his second term, is studded with peacemaking deals, from the Iranian nuclear agreement, to the Trans-Pacific Partnership, to the re-opening of relations with Cuba, and to now the accord on climate change. His first term brought us the Affordable Care Act. When are we going to back off our disappointment at his clear lack of bombast?"

 

 

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December 10, 2015

"Grin and Bear It"

Op-Ed, The World Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Blacks first came to this country in pre-Independence times — in 1619. In no way can they be considered a foreign presence, as some have tried to do with other minorities."

 

 

October 27, 2015

"Just Say No To Bashar"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"How can we say to history that we helped maintain in power the man ultimately responsible for the repression of an uprising that began peacefully and which has caused the deaths of more than 200,000 people, amid gas and barrel bomb attacks, and has produced four million externally displaced and eight million internally displaced persons. If he is not to answer to this tragedy, he can at least leave power."

 

 

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October 21, 2015

"The Bin Laden Raid: How Could the Pakistanis Have Been Cut In?"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"The recent New York Times Magazine article on the 'mysteries' remaining about the bin Laden raid offers no clear conclusions. But it does usefully point out that there could be a difference between the Pakistanis being aware that bin Laden was living in Abbottabad, and not being informed of the impending attack against him."

 

 

September 30, 2015

"'Chess Is the Way We Establish Mastery Over the West'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"With exquisite timing, just before his speech at the United Nations, Putin announced on 27 September that he had put together a consortium of intelligence-sharing powers on the Syrian situation: Russia, Iran, Iraq and Syria."

 

 

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September 6, 2015

"Is Someone Who Broke Ranks Appropriate as Party Leader on the Hill?"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Senator Schumer stated that his was a very difficult decision, and one must respect his convictions. However, a number of Democratic leaders were disappointed by his action, which, due to his experience and influence, might have helped swing the vote the other way."

 

 

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August 19, 2015

"Lemmings in Congress"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"I find it inconceivable that not a single Republican lawmaker plans to vote in support of the nuclear deal with Iran....We are light years away from the thinking of the Founding Fathers of a group of disinterested representatives voting for the common good. Also, they did not envisage the position of lawmaker as a lifetime sinecure."

 

 

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August 17, 2015

"A Bush Has a New Theory on Who Lost Iraq"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Though no U.S. commentators have stated that the U.S. government actively aided ISIS and other Jihadi groups, it is worthwhile stating — at least to my knowledge — that no Arab Jihadis have received American aid. Some confusion may have arisen from the fact that on the Afghan side it is a different story."

 

 

August 5, 2015

"'Have You No Sense of Decency?'"

Op-Ed, The Huffington Post

By Charles G. Cogan, Associate, International Security Program

"Not contrite about the South's having held a large proportion of the black population of the American Republic in slavery for two and a half centuries, the opponents of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 are seeking to undo the act and thereby restrict the right to vote of black citizens guaranteed by the 15th Amendment of 1870, which also gave Congress the authority to enforce that right state by state."

 
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