Defense & Security
By Mercedes Yanora |
In this interview, Dr. Joanna Rubinstein, CEO of Childhood USA, discusses the sexual abuse of children online. She advocates for a global system approach when combatting such violence.
By Jonathan Stutte |
Arms talks between the United States and North Korea have been stalled since February 2019, and now that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has declared an end to his self-imposed nuclear weapons and missile testing moratorium there’s little immediate hope for talks to continue.
By Cameron Evers |
Everything You Have Told Me is True brings an updated in-country perspective to the shadowy role of Islamist militant group, al-Shabaab, in Somalia. From Mogadishu to London, and through interviews with refugees and terrorists alike, she explores al-Shabaab’s immense resilience, begging the question: is al-Shabaab here to stay?
By Kathryn Urban |
NATO is now five years out from the institution of its women, peace, and security action plan. How has the trans-Atlantic treaty organization pursued the WPS agenda, and what shortcomings still remain?
By Benjamin Zimmer |
As the year comes to a close, North Korea's new nuclear missile tests should heighten security concerns for the United States and place pressure on the Trump Administration to change strategies.
By Michael Purzycki |
For decades, the safe transportation of oil from the Persian Gulf has been a major security concern for the United States. But there are reasons for the U.S. to reevaluate whether it truly needs to invest military resources in protecting it.
By Michael Sexton |
Managing Editor Mike Sexton spoke with The Intercept's Murtaza Hussain about the recently released Iran Cables investigative piece -- and what they tell us about the region's future.
By Claire Downing |
From repatriation, to direct services, to assurances from their home countries that they will be treated with dignity, the children of ISIS fighters can be one step closer to escaping their parents’ horrible choices with help from governments and the international community.
By Mercedes Yanora |
Given their shared love of cricket, India and Pakistan should find a way for their respective leagues to collaborate in a bid to thaw relations, improve infrastructure, and reap financial gain.
By Adam Ratzlaff |
Sen. Rick Scott claims that tariffs on China can combat rising Chinese influence in Latin America but this would only serve to increase Chinese influence in the Americas.
By Wazim Mowla |
As China’s influence in the Caribbean grows, the United States will need to use soft power to build on its relationship with the region and to compete with Chinese engagement.
By Connor Collins |
Boko Haram in Nigeria, Haqqani Network in Pakistan, National Liberation Army in Venezuela, and Al Shabaab in Somalia - what regional similarity do they all share that allows their organizations to destabilize their regions? What major security issue must these countries address if they hope to finally defeat these organizations?