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Did you miss the Tower Center’s nuclear weapons forum? C-Span was there.

Watch the discussion on nuclear weapons and national security, featuring the Tower Center’s own Joshua Rovner as moderator.  http://cs.pn/1I0FEOy   

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Jeffrey Engel, Tower Center, we need a middle-class president

CNN.com (CNN)There seem to be two prerequisites for the modern U.S. presidency. 1. Being fabulously rich. 2. Successfully pretending you’re not. U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz tried his hand at No. 2 last week as he announced his bid for the … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?

Washington Post Last week U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM) gave a remarkably detailed press briefing about its intended late spring offensive to drive the Islamic State out of the critical Iraqi city of Mosul. Critics immediately jumped on CENTCOM and the … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, Tower Center, commentary on the hidden victories in foreign policy

Lawfare Originally Posted: Feb. 8, 2015 The Foreign Policy Essay: Hidden Victories By Joshua Rovner Editor’s Note: U.S. foreign policy is a disaster. This lament is heard about every administration, but rarely is it true. Joshua Rovner, a professor at … Continue reading

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Tower Center Fellow, Tyler Moore, Research: Over $11 Million Lost in Bitcoin Scams Since 2011

Coindesk Originally Posted: Jan 29, 2015 Scams promising bitcoin riches have netted swindlers at least $11m in the last four years, researchers have found. Some 13,000 victims handed over their money unwittingly in 42 different scams over that time period, … Continue reading

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Tower Center welcomes nuclear strategist Paul Avey

Paul Avey joins the SMU John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies as a new postdoctoral fellow focusing on nuclear statecraft, foreign policy and international relations.Avey joined the Tower Center on Aug. 1 from MIT where he served as a … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars Program receives over $4 million in gifts

Dallas Morning News Gifts totaling more than $4 million will endow and provide operational support for the new Tower Scholars Program at Southern Methodist University. The program provides an immersion experience for undergraduates in public policymaking through SMU’s John Goodwin … Continue reading

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Dedman College student Katie Schaible recognized for fundraising success for the American Cancer Society via Relay for Life

SMU Daily Campus   SMU student Katie Schaible was recognized Tuesday by the American Cancer Society for raising more money for the organization than any high school or college student with a final count of more than $32,000.   During … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, John Goodwin Tower Chair in International Politics and National Security in the Washington Post

Over the past few months critics have warned that Russian President Vladimir Putin is a cunning strategist and the mastermind of a dangerous new foreign policy. He is playing the long game, they say, making moves in Crimea and Eastern … Continue reading

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Joshua Rovner, comments on U.S.-Ukraine policy in light of Malaysian crash

USA TODAY- “The first question is whether or not U.S. interests have changed at all in the last 24 hours,” said Joshua Rovner, a professor at Southern Methodist University. “It’s been a terrible day, but it’s not clear to me … Continue reading

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