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New York Times
05/04/2019

New North Korea Weapons Test Threatens Trump’s Diplomatic Achievement

The short-range weapons tested on Saturday were “more about repelling an invasion than starting a war,” said Melissa Hanham, a North Korean weapons expert at the One Earth Future Foundation. “Probably what is happening is some kind of testing of a unit to make sure that everyone is prepped and ready, and it is probably somewhat routine.”

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The Economist
04/23/2019

How to predict a coup

CoupCast finds that economic misery is linked to higher coup risk, as is extreme weather. But political factors matter more. Dictators tend to lose popularity when they stay in office for too long. Autocrats who cling to power after losing elections are particularly likely to be deposed.

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04/18/2019

What does North Korea's weapon test mean for US talks?

"However, this is a range of weapons that could include anything from an anti-tank weapon all the way up to a cruise missile." Melissa Hanham, a North Korea weapons expert at One Earth Future Foundation.

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04/18/2019

What does N.Korea's latest weapons test mean?

North Korea says it's test-fired a new type of tactical guided weapon. It's the country's first public weapons test since the February summit between Kim Jong-un and Donald Trump collapsed with no agreement. Guest commentary: Melissa Hanham, nuclear and WMD expert, the One Earth Future Foundation.

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Bloomberg
04/18/2019

North Korea Seeks Pompeo’s Removal From Talks, Tests New Weapon

The weapon was likely a short-range rocket system, or something that was ground tested, said Melissa Hanham, a non-proliferation expert and director of the One Earth Future Foundation’s Datayo Project. Trump has long defended his decision to hold two high-profile summits with Kim by citing his decision to halt nuclear and ICBM tests.

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04/18/2019

NKorea says it tested new weapon, wants Pompeo out of talks

Melissa Hanham, a non-proliferation expert and director of the Datayo Project at the One Earth Future Foundation, said the North Korean weapon could be anything from an anti-tank weapon to a cruise missile.

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PBSNewslogo
04/18/2019

North Korea says it tested new weapon, demands Pompeo be sidelined

Melissa Hanham, a non-proliferation expert and director of the Datayo Project at the One Earth Future Foundation, said the North Korean weapon could be anything from an anti-tank weapon to a cruise missile.

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TIME
04/18/2019

North Korea Demands Removal of Secretary of State Pompeo From Nuclear Negotiations

Melissa Hanham, a non-proliferation expert and director of the Datayo Project at the One Earth Future Foundation, said the North Korean weapon could be anything from an anti-tank weapon to a cruise missile.

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The Economist
04/17/2019

Sudan and Algeria overthrow despots but not their political systems

Analysts counted 18 attempted coups around the world in 1966 and none at all in 2007 or 2018. According to CoupCast, a predictive model based on 68 economic and other variables, Africa is the only continent where the factors that foster coups are still fairly widespread (see map).

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The Economist
04/17/2019

How to predict when a despot will fall

Perhaps the most rigorous quantitative forecast of political upheaval comes from One Earth Future (oef), an ngo based in Colorado that publishes a predictive model, CoupCast.

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