Mark Dubowitz

Foundation for Defense of Democracies

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Mark Dubowitz is CEO of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, a policy institute focusing on foreign policy and national security.

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President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program?

After the Iran Nuclear Deal: Does Trump have a Plan B

President Trump made good on a campaign promise. The U.S. is out of the “horrible” “one-sided” Iran nuclear deal. Can it stop Iran from restoring its nuclear program?

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There's no doubt that the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have their differences on more than just foreign policy.

Trump, Tillerson and a fragile state of affairs

There's no doubt that the President and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson have their differences on more than just foreign policy.

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Talks in Switzerland between Iran, the US and five other countries may go beyond tonight's midnight hour.

What's Next for Iran's Nuclear Program?

Talks in Switzerland between Iran, the US and five other countries may go beyond tonight's midnight hour.

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66 million years ago, an asteroid caused Earth’s Fifth Extinction, destroying the dinosaurs and most other life forms. Now Earth is facing another extinction, as fish, plants and animals vanish forever. But this time, it’s not the asteroid, it’s us. This week, hundreds of people, both young and old, took to the streets in cities all over the world to begin weeks of protest called the Extinction Rebellion. In the natural course of evolution, the decline and disappearance of a life form takes thousands of years. In the course of a human lifetime, not even one species might disappear. But now, some 28,000 species are vanishing all of a sudden. Elizabeth Kolbert of the New Yorker magazine has written a book called “The Sixth Extinction.” She says, “Extinction rates are hundreds, perhaps thousands, of times higher than what is known as the background extinction rate that has pertained over most of geological history.” In her words, “You should not be able to see all sorts of mammals -- to name just one group -- either going extinct or on the verge of extinction. And that is a tipoff that something very, very unusual, and I would add, very dangerous, is going on.” “We’re running geological history backwards. Fossil fuels that were created over the course of hundreds of millions of years buried a lot of carbon underground. We’re now combusting it, putting that carbon back into the atmosphere over a matter of centuries. So we’re taking a process that hundreds of millions of years to run in one direction and then, in a matter of centuries, running it in another direction.” We’ll hear what that means now and for the future of life as we know it.

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