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Jean Perkins Task Force on National Security and Law: Op-eds and Articles

November 25, 2011 | Washington Post

The pervasive cyberthreat that goes unchallenged

[A recent Defense Department report to Congress] aims to bolster U.S. deterrence against cyberthreats but, in fact, highlights weaknesses in our deterrence policy...
November 4, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Sinister Times And What to Do

Threats have multiplied with the growth of the modern state, staggering military firepower and terrorists' access to lethal technology...
September 21, 2011 | Brookings Institution

Against a Crude Balance

Platform Security and the Hostile Symbiosis Between Liberty and Security...
October 21, 2011 | Real Clear Politics

The Importance of Being Experienced

Obama seems to believe that the soaring rhetoric that propelled him to the presidency supplies a way of governing that offsets his stunning lack of executive experience...
October 1, 2011 | New York Times

A Just Act of War

The Obama administration’s decision to order a drone strike against an American citizen in Yemen was legal and justified...
September 22, 2011 | FoxNews.com

Will U.N. Chief Ban Ki-Moon Do the Right Thing and Protect Iranian Dissidents?

The question is whether [Ban Ki-moon] has the fortitude and simple decency to act boldly and to save the lives of these unarmed men, women and children of Ashraf...
September 18, 2011 | New York Times Magazine

How Dick Cheney Reined in Presidential Power

Unilateralism in secret is sometimes necessary at the height of a crisis, and Cheneyism was effective in the short run. But it is disastrous over the medium and long term...
August 25, 2011 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Can Google Make Non-Violence Cool?

The company’s new ‘think/do tank’ aims to steer youth away from terrorism and gangs...
August 23, 2011 | London Evening Standard

Libya shows the way the West can now intervene

What are the consequences now for what has been called "preclusive intervention" following the events in Libya...?
August 1, 2011 | Policy Review

The Gaza Flotilla and International Law

Further politicization of the global legal system...