Tag: National Security Policy and Strategy

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 ...

GOTLAND: A NORDIC DEFENSE DILEMMA

The Arctic is definitely heating up — in more ways than one As the ...

HOW US LEADERSHIP OF THE GLOBAL ECONOMY AFFECTS STRATEGY (ECONOMICS SERIES #3)

Even a big country like the United States can’t efficiently produce everything we need ...

BURDEN SHARING DILEMMAS AND NATO’S TUMULTUOUS SUMMER

The history of U.S. NATO policy is littered with episodes like those witnessed this ...

HEZBOLLAH, ISRAEL’S BIGGEST CHALLENGE AMONG ARAB GROUPS

Roles in the Syrian civil war have fostered Hezbollah’s growth into a more traditional ...

PRESERVING PEACE THROUGH ECONOMIC STRENGTH — ECONOMICS SERIES

The real competitive strength of the U.S. is in our [political and economic] system, ...

THE STRANGE BLOODLESS COUP IN ZIMBABWE — SIX MONTHS LATER

Subsequent events after the election seem to bear out that perhaps we do have ...

THE FRAGILITY OF U.S. ECONOMIC PROSPERITY — ECONOMICS SERIES

For the past decade or so, the economics profession has been scratching its head ...

GOOD TOOL, WRONG TASK: ARMED FORCES IN LAW ENFORCEMENT OPERATIONS

Employing the military to supplement civil law enforcement can be risky. Consider the following ...

FROM BETWEEN THE HAMMER AND ANVIL: MONGOLIA’S NEW DEFENSE POLICY

Mongolia always will be sensitive to its location and attentive to the influence of ...

THE MURKY MIX OF MEDIA, PUBLIC OPINION, AND POLICYMAKING

We as American citizens have to re-evaluate … the information we’re getting from social ...

WHERE DOES INTELLIGENCE GO FROM HERE? AN INTERVIEW WITH JAMES CLAPPER

The intelligence community typically focuses too much on the here-and-now and urgent, as opposed ...

MORE IS NOT BETTER: FIXING SECURITY COOPERATION

One point is unequivocal: U.S. engagement had not adequately facilitated Mali’s security abilities During ...