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California's Electricity Policy Future: Beyond 2020

by Jeremy Carl, Dian Grueneichvia Analysis
Thursday, July 3, 2014

California has embarked upon an unprecedented effort to transform its electricity system. Whatever the specific challenges that the state may face in doing so between now and 2050 or even 2030, policymakers will be better equipped to address them with...

Emerging Threats: Out of the Loop: The Human-free Future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

by Shane Harrisvia Analysis
Sunday, January 19, 2014

As aircraft and weapons have become more precise, human beings have become less essential to the conduct of war. 

Emerging Threats: Invisible Threats

by Gabriella Blumvia Analysis
Sunday, January 19, 2014

Technology is progressing at record speed to produce insect-size robots (“spiders”) with lethal capabilities, potentially on a mass scale. 

Speaking the Law: Chapter 3

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

In the third chapter the authors examine the involvement of the judiciary in defining detention authority, its non-involvement in targeting matters, Congress’s involvement in defining the rules for military commissions, its authorization for detention in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, and its restrictions on detainee transfers in that legislation.

Speaking the Law: Chapter 2

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anderson and Wittes evaluate the legal framework the government has described: Where is it strong? Where is it weak? Where does it need further development?

Speaking the Law: Chapter 1

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The first chapter gives an account of what the administration has actually said across a range of critical national security legal questions.

Speaking the Law: Introduction

by Kenneth Anderson, Benjamin Wittesvia Analysis
Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Anderson and Wittes offer an overview of the book and describe the Obama administration's extraordinary series of speeches on national security legal issues.

Emerging Threats:Cybersecurity and Public Goods: The Public/Private “Partnership”

by Paul Rosenzweigvia Analysis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Cyber security cooperation between the federal government and the private sector is essential, yet our cyber systems are particularly vulnerable to attack.

Emerging Threats:To Confront Cyber Threats, We must Rethink the Law of Armed Conflict

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Analysis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Deliberate attacks on websites and computer networks, so-called cyber attacks, are part of life on the Internet, with some foreign governments encouraging, assisting, or directing such attacks.

Emerging Threats: Secrecy, Leaks, and Selective Prosecution

by Gabriel Schoenfeldvia Analysis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

The safety of our country depends, in no small part, on our government's ability to keep national security secrets.

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