The links between security and globalization were highlighted by the 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, DC, and the subsequent long wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Lingering poverty, inequality, religious extremism and war can sow discontent and resentment as unprecedented global mobility lends access to education and travel in other countries. Despite use of drones, cyber-warfare and other advanced weapons technology to mount counterterrorist attacks, the marginalized can strike out at vulnerable urban or economic centers. Annual global defense spending exceeds $1.6 trillion. Containing the trade in weapons, whether nuclear bombs or assault rifles, and preventing them from falling into the wrong hands remain a challenge.

New Coalition in Gulf May Not Fare as Well as Old

Gregory Clough and Morgan D. Bazilian
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Global Conspiracy Theory Attacks

Tom Ascott
November 19, 2019

Why Iran Declines to Renegotiate

Jamsheed K. Choksy and Carol E. B. Choksy
November 12, 2019

America’s Allies Brace for a Perfect Storm

Atman Trivedi and Santiago Herdoiza
October 29, 2019

The Slow US Withdrawal From Afghanistan

Austin Bodetti
October 8, 2019

US-Philippines Visiting Forces Agreement: Diplomat

Prashanth Parameswaran
February 14, 2020

US Intelligence Coup: Washington Post

Greg Miller
February 12, 2020

Deported to Danger: Human Rights Watch

Elizabeth G. Kennedy and Alison Parker
February 5, 2020

Trump’s Middle East Plan: Time

A Middle East peace plan proposed by the Trump administration emphasizes economic cooperation; Trump calls it a “win, win” but Palestinians disagree
Joseph Hincks
February 3, 2020