Tag: National Security Policy and Strategy

INF TREATY WITHDRAWAL: THE CONGRESSIONAL ROLE

There are times when Congress has to lead by bringing attention to an issue ...

A ZOMBIE ALLIANCE OR ALLIANCE AGAINST ZOMBIES? NATO AT 70 YEARS

one could argue that NATO [is] a rambling, destructive creature carrying on in the ...

“GOOD ALLIES”: INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON AFGHANISTAN

War is complex. States often have multiple objectives for sending their sons and daughters ...

CONVENTIONAL AND UNCONVENTIONAL WAR ARE NOT OPPOSITES

It seems that Western military forces are doomed to reinvent the wheel every time ...

THE HIDDEN COMPLEXITIES OF U.S. DECISION-MAKING ON NORTH KOREA

Any U.S. pursuit of victory over North Korea could spark a corrosive, lethal, escalatory ...

WHY DOES THE MEDIA COVER STORIES IN SOME COUNTRIES … BUT NOT OTHERS?

If Moldova is never in the news, I doubt policy makers are ever really ...

CIVIL-MILITARY RELATIONS & THE DANGERS OF BEING A HIGHLY TRUSTED INSTITUTION

Don’t love the military too much, and don’t love the other institutions too little ...

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY RIGHTS & NATIONAL SECURITY

The approach that the government often takes to acquisition of [intellectual property] rights is ...

A CLOSER LOOK AT THE “NEW” U.S. STRATEGY FOR AFRICA

The new strategy seems far less a “strategy” and much more akin to a ...

ROLES (AND PERILS) OF BEING A WATCHDOG: THE PRESS AND GOVERNMENT

The relationship is complex because journalists and politicians depend on each other A free ...

THE TALE OF TWO GENERALS WHO BECAME SECRETARY OF DEFENSE

It might seem natural that retired flag officers would be considered for [Secretary of ...

HOW WILL BREXIT IMPACT GLOBAL CYBERSECURITY?

regaining national sovereignty poses problems for cybersecurity because the internet is inherently transnational Cybersecurity ...

DIRTY MONEY: DEVELOPMENT, MONEY LAUNDERING, & REAL ESTATE

Developing countries suffer the broadest, most severe social, economic, and security effects of money ...

INF TREATY WITHDRAWAL: THE CONGRESSIONAL ROLE

The notion that the Trump administration’S decision was unexpected is UNCONVINCING President Trump’s October ...

NUCLEAR DECISION-MAKING AND NUCLEAR WAR: AN URGENT AMERICAN PROBLEM

In nuclear war, the past is necessarily a poor guide Carl von Clausewitz wrote, ...

WHY WITHDRAW FROM THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY?

The Europeans should not be happy about [the US withdrawal] … even if it ...

LOOKING BACK AT THE INTERMEDIATE-RANGE NUCLEAR FORCES TREATY

The INF was a successful treaty, in that it was fully implemented. … [and ...

AMERICA IN VIETNAM: WHEN THE BEST AND BRIGHTEST GO WRONG

How do you explain how well-intentioned, patriotic, bright people make poor judgments that lead ...

TRIALS AND ERRORS IN INTEGRATING FEMALE SOLDIERS

At its best, integrating women or any new group of people makes you re-evaluate ...

THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PEACEKEEPING AND INCREASED SEX TRAFFICKING

There have been reports alleging that peacekeepers have abused the very people they are ...