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Former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia: Why the Saudi King Snubbed President Obama

This news story first appeared on May 13, 2015 . For more information, click here. Robert Jordan is Diplomat in Residence and Adjunct Professor of Political Science at the John G. Tower Center for Political Studies at Southern Methodist University. … Continue reading

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Student Blog – Ryan Cross | Sun & Star Symposium: Waiting for the Rising Sun

Report: Keynote Speech by Richard Armitage Ambassador Richard L. Armitage delivered the keynote speech at the opening dinner of the Sun & Star Symposium 2015, hosted by SMU’s John Goodwin Tower Center for Political Studies. Highlights of his long career … Continue reading

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The Foreign Policy Essay: The Danger of Politicized Intelligence after a Nuclear Deal

This news story first appeared on May 10, 2015 . For more information, click here. Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. He is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and … Continue reading

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Did the New Spooks on the Block Really Fix U.S Intelligence?

This news story first appeared on April 27, 2015 . For more information, click here. Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. He is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and … Continue reading

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An Intel Success: Tracking Iran’s Nuclear Program

This news story first appeared on April 16, 2015 . For more information, click here. Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. He is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and … Continue reading

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Why U.S. intelligence is right about Iran

This news story first appeared on April 13, 2015 . For more information, click here. Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. He is the author of Fixing the Facts: National Security and … Continue reading

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Guillermo Jesus Velasco and Maribel McMillian: A cultural dissonance that isn’t going away

This news story first appeared on April 10, 2015. For more information, click here. Tower Center Associate, Jesus Velasco is a specialist on U.S.-Mexico relations at Tarleton State University. Guillermo Jesus Velasco and Maribel McMillian: A cultural dissonance that isn’t going away … Continue reading

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Yuval Weber | Why the U.S. does nothing in Ukraine

This news story first appeared on March 18, 2015. For more information, click here. Tower Center Associate, Yuval Weber is an assistant professor in the Department of World Economy and International Affairs at the National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow, … Continue reading

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The U.S. just leaked its war plan in Iraq. Why?

This news story first appeared on February 27, 2015 . For more information, click here. By Joshua Rovner and Caitlin Talmadge, The Washington Post Joshua Rovner is the John Goodwin Tower Distinguished Chair in International Politics and National Security. He is … Continue reading

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Does Dallas Need a Mayoral Election This Year?

This blog post first appeared on February 26, 2015. For more information, click here. Tower Center Associate, Edward T. Rincon is President of Rincón & Associates LLC. It’s an odd question to ask indeed, but perhaps not so odd if you have kept … Continue reading

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