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Iranian Weapons Materiel on Display at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

Tue, Jul 30, 2019

Avenues for conflict in the Gulf: A matrix game simulation

Iran faces increasing pressure domestically and internationally, while simultaneously perceiving a historic opportunity to reshape regional dynamics through multiple regional conflicts. This convergence creates conditions that could lead to a strategic shock, and which warrant serious consideration.

Issue Brief by John Watts

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Jul 16, 2019

Collective defense of human dignity: the vision for NATO’s future in cyberspace

An alliance under tension, NATO today faces the challenges of burden sharing, a multipolar world full of old adversaries and emerging challengers. In “Collective Defense of Human Dignity: The Vision for NATO’s Future in Cyberspace,” Christopher Porter, a nonresident senior fellow in the Cyber Statecraft Initiative at the Atlantic Council analyzes member states struggling with […]

Issue Brief by Christopher B. Porter

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Priority-based approach to the North Korean nuclear issue—An enlightened dose of self-centeredness

From the time Chairman Kim Jong-Un started his “charm offensive” early last year until the fallout of the second summit meeting between Kim and President Donald Trump in Hanoi in February 2019, officials and experts have debated whether North Korea is ready for denuclearization on the terms of the United States and its allies. Rather […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae

Economic Sanctions Korea

Fri, Jun 28, 2019

Beyond control: Iran and its opponents locked in a lopsided confrontation

While facing sobering external challenges, Iran has not lost sight of its domestic and expatriate political opposition.

Issue Brief by Borzou Daragahi

Iran

Thu, Jun 27, 2019

The Melians’ revenge

How can small, frontline, European states defend against Russia? Emerging, high-tech, and low cost systems can provide the answer.

Issue Brief by Dr. T.X. Hammes

Drones NATO

Tue, Jun 25, 2019

Diplomacy surrounding the Korean peninsula

For more than half a century, the US-Japan and US-ROK alliances have played critical roles for maintenance and enhancement of peace and security in Northeast Asia, the entire Asia-Pacific region, and even the world. The future course of US-North Korea and inter-Korea negotiations over denuclearization and building a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula is […]

Report by Taisuke Mibae and James L. Schoff

Korea Missile Defense

Fri, Jun 14, 2019

Dark pharma: Counterfeit and contraband pharmaceuticals in Central America

This working paper, the second in a series on the global illicit economy, focuses on the “dark pharma” trade in Central America, where no country has been spared the problem of counterfeit and contraband pharmaceuticals making their way to consumers.

Issue Brief by Peter Tinti

Latin America Security & Defense

Wed, Apr 24, 2019

Cybersecurity: Changing the model

The need to update the cybersecurity model is clear. An enhanced public-private model – based on coordinated, advanced protection and resilience – is necessary to protect key critical infrastructure sectors

Report by Franklin D. Kramer and Robert J. Butler

Cybersecurity English

Tue, Apr 23, 2019

Leveraging the National Technology Industrial Base to address great-power competition

The purpose of this report by William Greenwalt is to promote urgent deliberations over what a modern National Technology and Industrial Base should look like, and to encourage Congress and the administration to adopt measures that will enable access to defense-industrial resources that are more responsive to the needs of the National Defense Strategy.

Report by William Greenwalt

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Thu, Apr 4, 2019

NATO at seventy: Filling NATO’s critical defense-capability gaps

The need to outfit and equip NATO for great power competition, as well as increased pressure to invest more in defense, provides an opportunity to strengthen NATO for the future. Yet the path forward is still unclear. What investments should be prioritized to ensure that NATO retains its fighting mindset well past its seventieth anniversary in 2019?

NATOat70 by Wayne A. Schroeder

Defense Industry Europe & Eurasia