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Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith takes aim at Russia's plan to sell missiles to Syria, in a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula. Amb. Smith writes that Russia will provide Syria with P-800 Yakhont anti-ship cruise missiles under a contract worth more than $300 million. What's more, he writes that US and Israeli attempts to object have been complicated by a recent Israel-Russia military cooperation agreement and by Washington's dedication to a "reset" policy. Pointing out that the US and allies are simultaneously maintaining an arms embargo against Georgia, Amb. Smith writes, "It is apparently OK to arm a cutthroat dictatorship that arms the terrorist Hezbollah and Hamas. But it is apparently not OK to provide a fellow democracy with the weapons it needs for its legitimate defense in the face of Russian invasion and occupation." Click below to read the article in full.
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The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Gerald M. Edelman, MD, PhD, Nobel Laureate, Director of The Neurosciences Institute and President of Neurosciences Research Foundation, will be a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Navigator Award winner for 2010. Dr. Edelman and fellow awardees will be honored at a banquet at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on October 21.
Dr. Edelman is Director of The Neurosciences Institute and President of Neurosciences Research Foundation, a publicly supported not-for-profit organization that is the Institute’s parent. Separately, he is Professor at The Scripps Research Institute and Chairman of the Department of Neurobiology at that institution. His early studies focused on the structure, diversity, and function of antibodies. In 1972, he received the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his work on antibodies, which transformed our understanding of the immune response.
The Honorable John Young is a Member of the Potomac Institute's Board of Regents and a Senior Fellow, and a former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology and Logistics. He is a strong advocate for acquisition reform and cost control within the Defense Department, which he maintains could be better achieved with greater use of multiyear procurement contracts, among other options. In a recent interview on Federal News Radio, Mr. Young made the case that lawmakers and the Defense Department must look at clearing away red tape that not only causes headaches for DoD program managers, but also wastes significant amounts of taxpayer money. Click here to read more and to listen to the interview in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith says a recent Turkish referendum on constitutional reforms highlights cultural divisions in modern Turkey that bear watching. In a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula, Amb. Smith says the referendum "is likely to have exacerbated the clash between Turkey’s secular and religious cultures." He adds, "Turkey is at a crossroads in its modern history. Which direction it takes is a decision for the Turkish people. But as neighbors, friends, partners and allies, we observe with interest—and a tad of concern." Click below to read the article in full.
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies is pleased to announce that Elon Musk, CEO and Product Architect of Tesla Motors and CEO/CTO of Space Exploration Technologies (SpaceX), will be a Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Navigator Award winner for 2010. Mr. Musk and fellow awardees will be presented with the award at a banquet at the Willard Hotel, Washington, DC, on October 21.
At SpaceX, Mr. Musk is chief designer, overseeing development of rockets and spacecraft for missions to Earth orbit and ultimately to other planets. At Tesla, he has overseen development and design for products including the all electric Tesla Roadster and Model S sedan. Transitioning to a sustainable energy economy, in which electric vehicles play a pivotal role, has been one of his central interests for almost two decades. In addition, Mr. Musk is the non-executive chairman and principal shareholder of SolarCity, which he helped create. SolarCity is now the leading provider of solar power systems in the United States.
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