October 21, 2016
The 70-year-old security and economic order that the U.S. helped establish after the second world war is fracturing under stress. It will be up to the next president to deal with a multitude of challenges, writes Robert Zoellick in The Financial Times. More ›
Anders Fogh Rasmussen on America's Will to Lead More ›
Populism is not just a backlash against globalization.
October 6, 2016
By Bruce Schneier, Research Fellow, Cyber Security Project; Adjunct Lecturer in Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
"Brian Krebs is a popular reporter on the cybersecurity beat. He regularly exposes cybercriminals and their tactics, and consequently is regularly a target of their ire. Last month, he wrote about an online attack-for-hire service that resulted in the arrest of the two proprietors. In the aftermath, his site was taken down by a massive DDoS attack."
In September of 1991, I met with Russian general officers in Minsk at a military reform seminar. Our discussions took place against the backdrop of the August coup attempt in Moscow, the subsequent collapse of Soviet power, and the so-called parade of sovereignty by former Soviet Republics. At the same time, President Yeltsin was signaling his intent to change dramatically the national security strategy, military doctrine, and military system the Soviet Union had developed since the 1940s.
October 2, 2016
By William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
This article reviews the motivations, strengths, and weaknesses of the Nuclear SecuritySummits (NSS), both procedurally and substantively.
October 11, 2016
By Emile Simpson, Ernest May Fellow in History and Policy, International Security Program
"...Saudi Arabia's energetic and ambitious young deputy crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, appears to see beyond the immediate threat of U.S. shale to the Saudi oil industry....He is focused on the broader need for major reform of the Saudi economy. Climate change will plainly be a major problem of the 21st century, and the world is moving away from fossil fuels: game over for an unreformed Saudi Arabia."
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