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Electromagnetic Threats
Policy Papers - March 21, 2018
 
This work seeks to provide insights into the electromagnetic threats to U.S. security, particularly from a nuclear generated Electromagnetic Pulse attack, and public policy responses to them. The Primer provides a succinct and informative background of electromagnetic threats, U.S. protections and offensive capabilities of both the U.S. and our adversaries, it also discusses threats posed by EMP, and offers policy recommendations. 
 
Trump Believes In U.S. Power
Articles - January 31, 2018
 

In the national security section of Tuesday's State of the Union speech, President Donald Trump had a single, unifying message: The administration will confront America's international challenges with a realistic appreciation for the importance of U.S. power and leadership.

 
Resource Security Watch - No. 6
Bulletins - July 18, 2017
 

China's quest for renewables;
Canada eyes the arctic;
India to craft national desalination plan;
Despite donor aid, rising food insecurity;
Slowly, a congressional focus on resource security

 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 12
Bulletins - January 17, 2017
 

Army considers tech upgrades for combat vehicles;
A new way to defeat drones;
New EMP defense discovered;
Chinese phones spy on U.S. consumers;
Non-nuclear EMP versus North Korean drones

 
Strategic Primer - Drones
Policy Papers - June 20, 2016
 

Remotely Piloted Aircrafts (RPAs, or drones) are playing an increasingly important role in modern warfare, and performing a growing nunmber of surveillance and reconnaissance missions at home and abroad. This Primer describe how the United States, as well as our allies and our enemies, are using drones, discusses challenges posed by RPAs, and offers recommendations for future defense planning. 

 
 
Defense Technology Monitor - No. 3
Bulletins - April 8, 2016
 

Pentagon eyes next generation weapons;
Combating terrorists on social media;
A different kind of computer learning;
After DPRK test, new missile defense momentum in Seoul and Tokyo

 
A North American Missile-Defense Alliance?
Articles - December 21, 2014
 

America's discussion about missile defense tends to be a one-sided conversation. More often than not, it revolves around what capabilities the United States has fielded to date, and what it plans to provide to its allies overseas. But in the not-too-distant future, the United States might be able to count on a new voice in the missile-defense debate, as political and intellectual shifts progressively nudge Canada into alignment on the need to defend North America against ballistic-missile attack.

 
Eurasia Security Watch - No. 290
Bulletins - August 2, 2013
 

Opposition leader assassinated in Tunisia;
Crackdown on Turkish media;
Syrian government takes Homs

 
Stakes Too High To Ignore Democracy's Retreat
Articles - April 18, 2013
 

Western thinking about freedom and democracy is marked by a set of optimistic assertions, which include the following:

First, the global advance of freedom and democracy marches ever-onward. Second, economic and political freedoms in a particular nation walk hand in hand, each reinforcing the other. Third, the more a society (particularly its middle class) enjoys economic growth and the higher living standards that normally come with it, the more citizens will push for greater political freedom.

 
Why UN Reform Can't Wait
Articles - July 11, 2012
 

It's no secret that the United Nations hasn't lived up to its billing as a champion of human rights and democratic values since its establishment in 1945. All too often, the UN system has aided and abetted some of the world's most odious regimes—and served as a political weapon for those countries against the West. Yet even by these standards, this summer has seen an unprecedented level of rot in the world's most powerful international forum.