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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Development Strategy Fellowship with NSN

Summer 2014 The National Security Network is currently seeking a public policy or business graduate school fellow for a special position working on the organization’s development strategy.   The fellowship has flexible dates, but is expected to run from May/June through August/September 2014. This position will include a limited monthly stipend. The fellowship provides a serious opportunity to gain an understanding of the mission, strategy, and structure of a non-profit foreign policy organization and develop recommendations for a development plan.  Working closely with the Executive Director the fellow will gain first-hand knowledge of how an organization effectively decides upon a fundraising strategy and will contribute directly to shaping that approach. The fellow will take part in a review of current fundraising practices and goals and will help… Read More ›

P5+1 TalksRussiaUkraineWednesday, April 2, 2014

Press Call: Relations with Russia

Relations with Russia: What Next? Wednesday, April 2, 2014 3:00 PM Eastern Relations with Russia remain tense after Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart Sergay Lavrov met on Sunday in an attempt to make diplomatic progress on the situation in Ukraine. Russian troops have amassed along Ukraine’s eastern border as the Obama administration and officials in Kiev raise alarm and warn Russian President Vladimir Putin that further incursion into the country will have consequences. Join the National Security Network for a press call on Wednesday, April 2, as we explore the future of U.S.-Russia relations, the Crimea crisis and what it means for Russian expansion, how the ongoing conflict will affect current negotiations with Iran and the P5+1 countries and further attempts to… Read More ›

AfghanistanWednesday, April 2, 2014

Elections in Afghanistan and U.S. Interests: What to Watch

Elections in Afghanistan and U.S. Interests: What to Watch April 2, 2014 On April 5, Afghanistan will hold a presidential election as President Hamid Karzai prepares to step down from office. If successful, the elections would be the first peaceful, democratic transition of power in Afghan history and help to cement a firm foundation for the political future of the country as other severe challenges loom. Although violence and fraud are all but guaranteed to accompany voting, judgments about the legitimacy of the elections must be made relative to previous elections in Afghanistan. Western observers in particular should focus on improved electoral conduct rather than unrealistic, stringent expectations. While the political will in Washington for sustained support for Afghanistan is in question, key U.S. national… Read More ›

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