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Watch Your (Supply) Tail

Brian E. Finch | Posted 09.30.2014 | Technology
Brian E. Finch

In a report, the Senate detailed how various contractors for the U.S. military's Transportation Command (TRANSCOM) had been the subject of repeated and serious cyber intrusions in a period spanning 2012 through 2013.

America's Strategic Fatigue: Who Will Fill the Vacuum?

Joschka Fischer | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Joschka Fischer

The West does indeed face a high risk of becoming overstretched. But what is the alternative, other than accelerating chaos, mushrooming security risks and serial humanitarian disasters? For the West, this dilemma cannot be avoided. Today's accumulating crises, accompanied by America's strategic fatigue, are forcing Europe to define what role it will play in the future of Western -- and global -- stability. If the U.S. can no longer bear the burden of Pax Americana, Europe must do more for collective security.

From Chaos, a New Security Order

Rhianna Tyson Kreger | Posted 09.24.2014 | Politics
Rhianna Tyson Kreger

The ability to predict outcomes decreases as a system's complexity increases. If we have a gas in a container and remove 10 percent of its molecules, it is likely that we will observe little change: it will still remain gas in a container.

Yet Another Reason We Should All Fear Climate Change

AP | SETH BORENSTEIN | Posted 04.02.2014 | Green

YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — In an authoritative report due out Monday a United Nations climate panel for the first time is connecting hotter global tempe...

China's Own '9/11'?

Xiu Min Li | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Xiu Min Li

Western China's peaceful and sustainable development has major implications for social stability in China and global security.

Illegal Wildlife Trade Threatens Global Security

Patrick Davies | Posted 02.18.2014 | Green
Patrick Davies

Almost five hundred years ago, in 1515, the German artist Albrecht Dürer made a woodcut of a rhinoceros that has become famous throughout the world. The exotic image delighted Europe in its own day. Centuries later, it was still being published in biology textbooks.

Balkan Thoughts

Daniel N. Nelson | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Daniel N. Nelson

Twenty years ago a vicious war raged in southeastern Europe. Today the location of global conflicts has shifted to, for example, Syria. Refugees, riv...

One Way to Fight Terrorism? End the Ivory Trade

Peter Seligmann | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Peter Seligmann

What we're seeing here is the perfect storm of extinction, poverty and radicalism. We're seeing the deterioration of societies and a massive threat to the stability of not only African nations but the entire world. A crucial step in changing this equation is to ensure that the ivory trade comes to an end.

Global Challenges and Opportunities Facing Children, Youth and Families

Jackie Jenkins-Scott | Posted 08.03.2013 | College
Jackie Jenkins-Scott

Tahmina Akhter Sadia started working in a Bangladesh garment factory at just 11 years of age. She didn't want to go to work the morning of April 24, 2...

America and the World: The Power to Share Power

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 12.04.2012 | World
Dominique de Villepin

America has it in its guts to accomplish a needed inner transformation, to become the seed of a global evolution of our common world, to become a second generation power, an evolved power capable of doing what no other power has done before: sharing power after having reached its peak.

The Most Immediate Threats to Global Energy Security: An Interview With Jellyfish

Daniel J. Graeber | Posted 08.22.2012 | World
Daniel J. Graeber

As global energy supplies come under increasing attack by non-state actors and private energy holdings become key targets of political maneuverings and criminal activities, we discuss the nature of the growing threat and how to reverse the risk with "smart power."

Global Threats Exist, But Also Many Global Demographic Opportunities for the U.S.

Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba | Posted 08.20.2012 | College
Jennifer Dabbs Sciubba

Over the next two decades, there is little doubt, given our history and given global demographic trends, that the U.S. will be called upon or see the need to respond to demographic-induced instability in developing countries.

Stopping Criminals From 'Making a Killing' on Illegal Ivory Trade

Fred O'Regan | Posted 08.05.2012 | Green
Fred O'Regan

While the ivory wars of the 1980s more than halved the African elephant population in a short decade, we're seeing a resurgence of poaching today that is proving bloodier than ever.

Worldwide, It's "More Dangerous to Be a Woman Than a Soldier in Modern Wars"

Soraya Chemaly | Posted 07.10.2012 | World
Soraya Chemaly

Rape, invisible and ubiquitous, is perceived as sexual and inevitable, and we tend to think of children and women as collaterally damaged during war. In truth, all over the world, girls and women are fully, bodily engaged in conflict.

Dr. Strangelove vs. the President

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The subject of nukes will be present a lot over the next year. The Strangelove echo chamber is preparing to scare us back to the 1960s.

Changing How We Address Global And National Security

Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Jones, Carlos Pascual and Stephen Stedman

A profound but underappreciated truth about globalization is the extent to which national security and international security have become inseparably linked.

Throwing Out the Bathwater, but Keeping the Baby

Emma Belcher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Emma Belcher

Despite squandering widespread global sympathy and much-needed support for U.S. foreign policy since 9/11, the Bush administration's Proliferation Security Initiative has been a foreign-policy coup.

Greening Hollywood: Governator Schwarzenegger Is Green on Energy

Paige Donner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Paige Donner

Governor Schwarzenegger is "determined to terminate global warming." A Green Arnold - so, does that make him, like, the Incredible Hulk?