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Former Secretary Of State George Shultz Talks Lessons For Future Leadership, Nuclear Weapons, & America’s Role In The World

interview with George P. Shultzvia Fox News
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses leadership, America's role in the world, and nuclear weapons.

George Shultz: We Must Preserve This Nuclear Treaty

by George P. Shultzvia The New York Times
Thursday, October 25, 2018

This is the time to expand, not abandon, an important nuclear weapons agreement with Russia.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump Is Pulling Out Of One Of The Most Successful Arms-Control Treaties Ever

by Michael McFaulvia Washington Post
Thursday, October 25, 2018

President Trump’s assault on international treaties and agreements is taking another victim: the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). The Cold War-era treaty eliminated the deployment of all land-based U.S. and Russian nuclear and conventionally armed missiles (and their launchers) with a range between 311 miles and 3,420 miles.


Can The Pentagon Win The AI Arms Race?

by Michael R. Auslinvia Foreign Affairs
Friday, October 19, 2018

[Subscription Required] When the stingray-shaped object took off and landed lightly on the deck of the USS George H. W. Bush in July 2013, some hailed it as a moment in aviation history to rank with the first heavier-than-air powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, in 1902. The X-47B drone flew itself, decided its own flight path, and completed on its own a mission given to it by humans. The dawn of autonomous weapons systems seemed undeniable.


An Intelligent History

by Amy Zegartvia The American Interest
Thursday, October 18, 2018

Spying has always been part of great power conflict. Egyptians chiseled the oldest surviving intelligence reports on clay tablets 3,000 years ago. Even spy-themed entertainment has deep roots.

In the News

1 Big Thing: Foiling North Korea's Bank-Robbing Hackers

quoting Andrew Grottovia Axios
Thursday, October 4, 2018
For several years, North Korea has been conducting a spree of bank robberies online. A new report from FireEye makes clear that a recent attempt to "name and shame" a North Korean government-affiliated hacker did nothing to curtail the digital heists, and sanctions have only made Pyongyang more eager to steal money. But experts think the U.S. still has other levers it can pull.
In the News

Biodefense: Coordinating Our Response To Deadly Disease With A Strategy And Policy Memo

mentioning Alice Hillvia Just Security
Thursday, October 4, 2018

The FBI arrested a Navy veteran for sending two letters to a Pentagon distribution center that tested positive for ricin, providing a test run on the effectiveness of interagency response to biological attacks, pandemics, and other bioincidents.


Jamil Jaffer: How Business Can Defend Against Hardware Attacks

interview with Jamil Jaffervia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 4, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Jamil Jaffer discusses steps to protect US companies from hardware attacks and deter China from gaining access to US systems.
Analysis and Commentary

Iran And United States Play A High-Stakes Game Of Chicken

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, September 27, 2018

Iran and America entered a new and intense phase of word-slinging and trash-talking this week. Wars of words can sometimes lead to shooting wars or they can raise the stakes so high that negotiations become necessary to skirt conflict. Which will it be with Iran? Future talks or terror?

In the News

Hanson: China Is A Greater Threat Than Russia

featuring Victor Davis Hansonvia The Collegian
Thursday, September 20, 2018
With all the talk about Russia these days, one might forget that there are other countries that pose a threat to the United States — a far greater threat, perhaps.


National Security & Law Task Force

The National Security and Law Task Force examines the rule of law, the laws of war, and US constitutional law to make proposals that strike an optimal balance between individual freedom and the vigorous defense of the nation against terrorists both abroad and at home.