Robert K. Knake argues that the Department of Homeland Security will fall short of its goal to hire 1,000 cybersecurity experts over the next three years.
This article examines how the impacts of climate change on China, and China's response, will drive security challenges domestically, as well as in the greater Asian region and around the world.
Rachid Sekkai reports on the experiences of Non-Jews in Israel's army, and proves that the traditional image of the Arab-Israeli conflict as one of Jews fighting Muslims is not always accurate.
In Mexico's dysfunctional legal system, an arrest most often leads to a conviction. Exposing both that corruption and a glimpse of hope, David Luhnow follows the story of one street vendor--wrongly convicted of murder--who won his freedom thanks to an unconventional approach by two determined lawyers.
Edward Alden writes that the Department of Homeland Security "has yet to become a whole that adds up to more than its parts," reviewing books by its first two secretaries, Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff.
Paul Lettow and Thomas Mahnken offer specific recommendations for avoiding debilities in the U.S. strategic planning process.
Required by Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, this report contains the history and implementation of the National Security Agency's intelligence collection, the legal assessment of the program, and summaries from several departments on the impact of the program towards counterterrorism efforts.
Writing in Roll Call earlier this week, ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee John M. McHugh stated, "Republicans in Congress appreciate the administration's efforts to shape the [Defense] Department so we can more effectively fight the wars our troops are engaged in today. However... we remain deeply concerned about the trade-offs involved in the so-called rebalancing of the Pentagon." Given the current political realities, what role will Republicans play in shaping future U.S. national security policy? Read Representative John M. McHugh's address on U.S. National Security.
Stephen E. Flynn asks, "Is homeland security still on the nation's radar screen?"
New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly details the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
Listen to New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly detail the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
Watch New York City Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly detail the counterterrorism methods employed by the New York City Police Department for terrorist attack prevention and response.
The Obama administration has initiated sweeping reviews of homeland security policies set up after 9/11. But any plans for far-reaching changes to the apparatus that oversees domestic security could face congressional pushback.
Daniel B. Prieto argues that national security should be discussed in conjunction with economic stimulus plans. He explains, "Lawmakers need to step back and consider that the nearly $1 trillion stimulus bill actually offers an unprecedented opportunity to improve physical as well as economic security."
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Red Team provides an in-depth investigation into the work of red teams, revealing the best practices, most common pitfalls, and most effective applications of these modern-day devil's advocates. More
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
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