"Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen" (4/29)     Print Email

Question-and-Answer with Joint Chiefs Chair Admiral Mullen: Timely Look Ahead and Back Amid Reshuffle in U.S. Defense Team. In wide-ranging interview, top U.S. uniformed officer anticipates “a very very difficult” year in Afghanistan. He also predicts “no easy solution” in Libya but is complimentary about NATO’s performance since the alliance assumed command of the operation there.  He voices pride in the U.S. military’s success in changing from “a classic conventional force” to “the best counterinsurgency force in the world.”  Recommended by Tim Clark of Government Executive Magazine, who is a member of the European Affairs Advisory Board. (4/29)
  • High Skills versus Family-Based Immigration Policy: Complex Considerations.

    By Nicholas Zill

    In the current era of rapid demographic and technological change, and massive refugee flows, there has been much debate in European nations and in the US about immigration policies. One of the major points of contention is whether preferences should be given to would-be entrants on the basis of their high skills (merit-based immigration) or their family ties to individuals already residing in the country (family reunification).

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UMD Jean Monnet Research Project

Infrastructure Planning and Financing: Lessons from Europe and the United States

The University of Maryland has received a Jean Monnet grant from the EU to conduct a series of policy exchanges between Europe and the US on filling infrastructure needs and the utility of public/private partnerships as the financing mechanism. If interested in participating in or receiving more information about these exchanges, please contact Rye McKenzie (rmckenzi@umd.edu).

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