RUSSIA, LIBYA AND WEAPONIZING HUMAN MIGRATION

THE KREMLIN’S ABILITY TO UNLEASH MILLIONS OF MIGRANTS GIVES PUTIN STRATEGIC LEVERAGE OVER EUROPE SINCE EVEN THE THREAT TO UNLEASH MASS MIGRATION MAY DESTABILIZE ALREADY FRAGILE EU AND NATO ALLIANCES WITHOUT DIRECT CONFLICT. Russian deployment of private military companies to support the insurgent Libya National Army (LNA) supports the Kremlin’s ambitions to gain access to critical […]

WOULD ADMITTING MORE REFUGEES MAKE US SAFER?

Despite the burgeoning numbers of displaced people, the United States is admitting the fewest number of refugees in the history of the nation’s refugee resettlement program. The world is experiencing the unprecedented dislocation of people. The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that today nearly 71 million people have been forcibly displaced across […]

SUPER STORMS AND MEGACITIES: THE LESSONS OF HURRICANE HARVEY

The U.S. military has little experience with how extreme weather events interact with culturally-complex megacities and how their characteristics play into future security and public safety planning. The U.S. military has little experience with how extreme weather events interact with culturally-complex megacities, and how their characteristics play into future security and public safety planning. We […]