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Kedar Pavgi

Kedar Pavgi is an M.A. candidate at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. He was previously a Digital Editor at Defense One, and has worked at Government Executive, and Foreign Policy magazine. He has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review, and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.
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In The Tank: This Week’s Best Defense and National Security Think Tank Offerings

August 2, 2013 Welcome to “In the Tank”, Defense One’s weekly think tank roundup. Every week, we’ll present the latest research published by think tanks from around the world on defense, national security, foreign policy, technology, and management – a tool to help the national security community navigate the future. If you’d like...

Tech Roundup

August 1, 2013 CIA’s Virus Trouble The Government Accountability Office found that the CIA gave Amazon an unfair advantage when it agreed to weaken security requirements on a $150 million contract for a massive intelligence community computer cloud it had already awarded to the Web giant. During post-award negotiations, Amazon asked the CIA...

In The Tank: This Week’s Best Defense and National Security Think Tank Offerings

July 26, 2013 Welcome to the first edition of “In the Tank”, Defense One’s weekly think tank roundup. Every week, we’ll present the latest research published by think tanks from around the world on defense, national security, foreign policy, technology, and management – a tool to help the national security community navigate the...

Biden’s Passage to India Should Include Afghanistan

July 23, 2013 India and the United States are two ethnically diverse, robust democracies confronting similar national security challenges. Theoretically, this should be one of the Obama administration’s strongest and most reliable international partnerships. The reality is that Vice President Joe Biden’s trip to India is a repair mission to mend the chilly...

Highlights From the Aspen Security Forum

July 22, 2013 The fourth annual Aspen Security Forum finished in Colorado, and some of the biggest names in the national security community provided their insights on key trends in defense and foreign policy. Major figures speaking included Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter, Gen. Keith Alexander, NSA director and U.S Cyber Command commander,...

Budget No Reason to Avoid Syria, Defense Official Says

July 19, 2013 The Pentagon’s budget squeeze would not hold back the implementation of a no fly zone in Syria, Deputy Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said in an Aspen Security Forum session on the future of the Pentagon. But any new military commitment would require more money from Congress, and fast. “We would...

This is What the Pivot Looks Like

July 15, 2013 The Pentagon’s so-called “rebalance” to the Asia-Pacific region is happening, albeit slowly. Ever since former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced the plan to pivot in late 2011, --and the Iraq war and the Afghanistan surge ended --- the military has been busy shifting resources and personnel to old bases...

Hagel Leading U.S. Talks with Egypt’s Military

July 11, 2013 Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has become the White House’s lead communicator with Egypt’s military leadership, according to the Wall Street Journal (paywalled). Hagel met Egypt’s military chief, Gen. Abdel Fattah al-Sissi, over lunch two months ago and has kept in close contact throughout the political turmoil in Cairo following the...

Retiring Military Dogs Helped Locate Explosives, Deter Terrorist Attacks

July 5, 2013 Four retiring military dogs were recently honored for their distinguished careers overseas. At a late-June event at Tinker Air Force Base in Oklahoma City, Okla., the dogs’ handlers ceremoniously “passed the leash” to the canines’ new retirement caretakers, according to Stars and Stripes. The dogs primarily served to track and...

Getting to the Point

July 1, 2013 Would your mom understand? It’s one of the tips Energy Information Administration senior editor Colleen Blessing tells her colleagues to keep in mind when they write official agency documents. She emphasizes that clarity is a virtue, especially for federal agencies looking to maximize the reach of their publications. Blessing has...

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