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.

Need for Novel Arms-Control Approaches

Richard Weitz
July 16, 2019

Crisis at the US Border

Susan Froetschel
July 3, 2019

Energy and the Military: Leading by Example

Constantine Samaras, Morgan D. Bazilian and William J. Nuttall
May 21, 2019

India's Defense Policy Challenge

Harsh V Pant and Pushan Das
May 9, 2019

Unblocking the North Korea Nuclear Impasse

Bennett Ramberg
April 30, 2019

Informant on Baghdadi: Washington Post

Joby Warrick, Ellen Nakashima and Dan Lamothe
October 31, 2019

Ukraine Testimony: National Review

Jim Geraghty
October 29, 2019

Invading Vietnam’s Waters: Times of India

Nayan Chanda
October 28, 2019

Trump Lifts Sanctions on Turkey: New York Times

Michael Crowley and Lara Jakes
October 24, 2019