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Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Blinking Red: Reconsidering U.S. Approaches to Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity threats range from Russia’s influence on the U.S. elections to the ongoing theft by China of industrial intellectual property and North Korea’s attacks on U.S. media.

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Beyond NAFTA: Issues in North American Free Trade

Beyond NAFTA: Issues in North American Free Trade

Beyond NAFTA, Mexico and Canada could benefit greatly from a boom in the U.S. economy if it is accompanied by wise domestic policy decisions.

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What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

What does the National Intelligence Council think of Russia?

Considering the prospects for Eurasia, it concludes that “Russia’s aggressive foreign policy will be a source of considerable volatility in the next five years.”

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Lone Wolf Terrorism: Beyond the Quest for Personality Type Congruence

Lone Wolf Terrorism: Beyond the Quest for Personality Type Congruence

Sorting out lone wolves by ideology, target type, age, and socio-economic status can help counterterrorism efforts.

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Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam

Smearing Lenses and Distorting Islam

Against a backdrop of growing islamophobia, we are compelled to ask an urgent question: are Islamic values compatible with Western values?

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NATO-Russia Relations in a Post-Truth World

NATO-Russia Relations in a Post-Truth World

Moscow has tried to undermine the coherence, unity, and indivisibility of NATO. In fact, Russian actions were aimed at holding NATO-Russia relations hostage in a post-truth world.

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Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Muslim Refugees and a Muslim (Host) Nation in South Asia

Bangladesh—a Muslim majority state—is planning to send refugee Rohingyas from Myanmar to a low-lying island in the Bay of Bengal that critics say is ‘unlivable’.

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Delegitimizing America?

Delegitimizing America?

The immigration fiasco, based on the President’s executive order, was the next stage of delegitimizing the American political process itself.

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For China and Russia, U.S. Unorthodoxy Is No Substitute For Trust

For China and Russia, U.S. Unorthodoxy Is No Substitute For Trust

The new U.S. administration’s unorthodox diplomacy will run up against the U.S.’ own national security establishment, as well as those of China and Russia.

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Refugee Policy Should Always Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

Refugee Policy Should Always Prioritize the Most Vulnerable

As refugee funds are limited, assistance should be concentrated on those who are worst off—individuals and communities that are victims of genocide.

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On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

On the South China Sea, Tillerson Suggests Going All In on a Losing Hand

What makes Tillerson’s bellicosity even more absurd is that the U.S. position in the South China Sea has never been weaker.

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A Take on American Nationalism

A Take on American Nationalism

Trump’s election signals a “Jacksonian protest” of nativist sentiment and mistrust of elites—rejecting the liberal order that has kept peace and prosperity.

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North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration

North Korea’s ICBM Threat and the Trump Administration

Pyongyang could decide to conduct a new ballistic test in the early weeks of the new administration to gauge President Trump’s response.

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Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Beijing’s Development Bank Gains Momentum

Despite U.S. objections and concerns, China’s $100 billion initiative seems determined in its quest for respectability and prominence.

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5 Territorial Disputes to Watch Out for in 2017

5 Territorial Disputes to Watch Out for in 2017

2017 could be a watershed year for many countries, as various territorial disputes threaten to boil over amidst a climate of global uncertainty.

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