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    President Obama to North Korea: Not on My Watch

    U.S. President Barack Obama makes a statement to the media in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington.

    Jonathan Pollack writes that President Obama wisely declined to say what the United States will do and when in response to North Korea's recent cyber attack on Sony. Pollack argues that unambiguous measures are essential to preventing additional actions, either by North Korea or any other state, that could prove far worse in their consequences.

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    Terabyte Terror Bites Sony

    A security guard stands at the entrance of United Artists theater during the premiere of the film "The Interview" in Los Angeles, California, December 11, 2014.

    The recent cyber attack on Sony has left many, including members of the U.S. intelligence community, believing North Korea is the culprit. Katharine Moon cautions against making assumptions, and writes that the U.S. should wait until more facts are known to consider what an appropriate official response should be.  Read More

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    The Cuba Effect on U.S.-DPRK Relations

    Alan Gross embraces Tim Rieser, a member of U.S. Senator Patrick Leahy's office, on the tarmac as he disembarks from a U.S. government plane with wife Judy (L) at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland.

    The recent announcement by President Obama to normalize relations with Cuba has raised questions about the future of U.S. relations with North Korea. Katharine Moon writes that for the U.S., normalizing relations with Cuba does not change the geopolitical structure of the Americas while reconciling and normalizing relations with North Korea requires fundamental restructuring of U.S. military, economic, and political interests and assets in East Asia.  Read More

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    The Cancellation of South Stream is a Pyrrhic Victory, At Best

    Gas pipes bearing the flag of Russia lie on the ground near the Serbian village of Sajkas, north of Belgrade, where Serbia ceremonially launched its leg of Russia's South Stream pipeline before the project was cancelled, December 10, 2014.

    Tim Boersma analyzes the implications and consequences of President Vladimir Putin's recent decision to cancel the South Stream pipeline, a project that would have brought up to 63 billion cubic meters of natural gas from Russia to Europe.

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    New U.S.-Cuba Policy Will Revitalize Hemispheric Relations

    Cuban exile holds Cuban flag in downtown Miami

    In light of the recently announced U.S.-Cuba policy changes, Harold Trinkunas describes new opportunities and possible pitfalls for U.S. engagement in the region.  Read More

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    U.S. Normalization with Cuba: Is North Korea Next?

    A Cuban exile reacts after the announcement of restoring diplomatic ties between Cuba and United States in downtown Miami, Florida.

    President Obama’s decision to normalize relations with Cuba is an historic development, one that my or may not have implications for U.S. relations with North Korea. Evans Revere argues that the move by the United States and Cuba, together with the ongoing delicate talks between the United States and Iran, serve only to highlight the degree to which North Korea is an outlier in contemporary international society.

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    Hutchins Roundup: Retirement Savings, Government Bond Spreads, and More

    The Hutchins Roundup

    This week's Hutchins Roundup finds workers don’t reduce retirement savings when contributions aren’t tax deductible, favorable fiscal outlooks reduce government bond spreads, and more.  Read More

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    Obama Demonstrates Visionary Leadership in Refashioning U.S. Relations with Cuba

    REUTERS/Doug Mills/Pool - U.S. President Barack Obama announces a shift in policy toward Cuba while delivering an address to the nation from the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, December 17, 2014.

    Richard Feinberg reacts from the ground in Havana, Cuba to the White House's announcement of a comprehensive package of measures to improve relations with the United States and Cuba.  Read More

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    Coping with Budget Uncertainty: Gleanings from a Hutchins Center Conference

    Today’s projections about future budget trends are surely going to be off, and so how should Congress and the president respond to fiscal uncertainty? David Wessel summarizes approaches recently presented by economists and political figures at a recent Hutchins Center event.  Read More

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    Opportunities to Transform Rural Health Care

    Kavita Patel and co-authors offer insights on how to transform health care in rural communities throughout the U.S.  Read More

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