Category Archives: Global Security

Osama Bin-Laden Killed by US Special Forces

I’m a little too stunned at the moment to think coherently. But this is huge news. I woke up at about 3 a.m. and checked my computer to find tons of emails from news sources, hundreds of tweets, and dozens … Continue reading

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The more you (don’t) know

As part of my research for the International Studies Association (ISA) conference in March (see here) I have been looking into issues, technologies, and metric data on cyber security issues. The results are, for the common person, terrifying, and for … Continue reading

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Obama’s India Trip Creates A New UN Question

As President Obama begins to wrap up his trip to India, the first leg of a 10-day Asia tour, he backed a proposal to add India to a new, permanent seat in the UN Security Council. This would be the … Continue reading

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General Wesley Clark Speaks at GWU Elliot School

Last week I had the privilege of listening to General Wesley K Clark speak at the Banville Forum, a speaker series presented by the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University. General Clark is a former NATO Supreme … Continue reading

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A Silent Victory in Afghanistan

I was reading an op-ed article from yesterday’s Washington Post by Michael Gerson about how America will secure victory in Afghanistan. His idea? They already are, but it is largely a silent victory, overshadowed by the greater political stories of … Continue reading

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Its Official – ISA Conference is a Go!

If some of you remember the post from quite a while ago (This One), I submitted, with one of my peers, several paper proposals to the International Studies Association Conference in Montreal. Well, a few months and much waiting later, … Continue reading

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Ground Zero Mosque, Quran Burning, And Where Our Security Has Gone Astray

Our national discourse has to move away from anger and bumper-sticker slogans and into real respect, the same respect Americans show to Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, and any number of other religions and creeds. Only then will we have a real chance and making the world a better place. Continue reading

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NATO, Germany, Russia, and the Future, Part 5

The final section of the research paper presents the conclusions based on the finding of my research. A follow up post will present opinions on the current and future situation, as described by the research. Conclusions Germany suffers from its … Continue reading

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NATO, Germany, Russia, and the Future, Part 4

Part 4 of this essay covers the current relationship between NATO and Russia, with policy input from the German side of affairs. It notes both cooperation and distrust present in the multi-state dialogues going on, and points out high and … Continue reading

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NATO, Germany, Russia, and the Future, Part 3

Section 3 covers the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, or the OSCE, and its role in European Security. It is the shortest section of the three but presents an important aspect of the landscape of European security and … Continue reading

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