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Rudy deLeon Archives

Pressure Mounts on Iran as Nuclear Talks Move to Moscow

No agreement was reached on Iran’s nuclear program this week, but the clock is ticking on U.S. and EU sanctions set to kick in if Iran can’t come clean next month in Russia, write Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, and Peter Juul.

By Brian Katulis, Rudy deLeon, and Peter Juul | Friday, May 25, 2012

No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: North Korean Launch Ends with Catastrophic System Failure

A failed North Korean rocket launch threatened the safety of its neighbors and will result in further isolation for the backward regime, write John Podesta and Rudy deLeon.

By John Podesta and Rudy deLeon | Friday, April 13, 2012

Strengthening America’s Options on Iran

book_alt2 icon Report Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul answer 10 key questions about U.S. foreign policy and strategy regarding Iran.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, and Peter Juul, with Matthew Duss and Ken Sofer | Friday, April 13, 2012

Getting Smarter on China

Melanie Hart, Rudy deLeon, and Ali Fisher explain why next week’s visit by Xi Jinping is significant and requires the American people to take stock of the new China.

By Rudy deLeon, Melanie Hart, and Ali Fisher | Thursday, February 9, 2012

China’s Quiet Role in Pressuring Iran

Rudy deLeon and his national security team demonstrate that patient diplomacy with China is paying increasing dividends in global efforts to isolate Iran over its nuclear ambitions.

By Rudy deLeon, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, and Ali Fisher | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Kim Jong-il’s Death Presents Uncertainty in North Korea

The unexpected death of North Korean leader Kim Jong-il creates uncertainty in North Korea; China could help stabilize the region, write Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer.

By Rudy deLeon and Ken Sofer | Monday, December 19, 2011

Taking the Iranian Nuclear Threat Seriously

The United States must continue to use the most effective tools available to deal with Iran’s nuclear program, write Rudy deLeon and Brian Katulis.

By Rudy deLeon and Brian Katulis | Thursday, December 15, 2011

Statement on the Death of Moammar Qaddafi

Rudy deLeon and Peter Juul comment on the death of the Libyan dictator and the tough road ahead for the country as it transitions.

By Rudy deLeon and Peter Juul | Thursday, October 20, 2011

Remembering 9/11

Rudy deLeon recalls a friend and colleague, Lt. Gen. Timothy Maude, killed in the attack on the Pentagon, who helped prepare us for what came next.

By Rudy deLeon | Thursday, September 8, 2011

Gen. John Shalikashvili: An Appreciation

Rudy deLeon looks back on the outstanding achievements of this young East European immigrant refugee who became President Clinton’s chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

By Rudy deLeon | Friday, July 29, 2011

How a Shutdown Would Affect Our Military

Shutting down the government would disrupt a number of critical Defense Department functions including troop pay and recruiting, write Lawrence J. Korb, Rudy deLeon, and Laura Conley.

By Lawrence J. Korb, Rudy deLeon, and Laura Conley | Thursday, April 7, 2011

Are We Ready? An Independent Look at the Readiness Posture of U.S. Forces

Rudy deLeon testifies before the House Subcommittee on Readiness, Committee on Armed Services and offers four key areas that are likely to impact U.S. military readiness in the future.

By Rudy deLeon | Thursday, March 3, 2011

Moving Beyond Start, Stop, Restart with China’s Military

Rudy deLeon and Winny Chen call on President Obama to make clear to President Hu why constant military-to-military dialogue is critical.

By Rudy deLeon and Winny Chen | Wednesday, January 19, 2011

U.S. Senate Should Pursue Other Options to Repeal “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”

The Senate vote to not proceed to debate the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act was a step backward in efforts to repeal the "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell" policy, write Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon.

By Winnie Stachelberg and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, December 9, 2010

Department of Coastal Defense

It’s time to put America’s skilled and dedicated military in charge of responding to the gulf oil disaster, write Daniel J. Weiss and Rudy deLeon.

By Daniel J. Weiss and Rudy deLeon | Monday, June 7, 2010