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.

Stopping the Iranian Bomb – Part I

Diplomacy may be difficult but the best course for the moment
Gary Samore
January 24, 2006

Despite TV Appearances, Al Qaeda Is Not Winning the War

Al Qaeda fails to win hearts and minds of Muslims, but the US should change its strategy
Fawaz A. Gerges
January 31, 2006

Is Strategy For Victory in Iraq an Empty Package?

American people will have to support it with their children and wallets
Joan Johnson-Freese
December 6, 2005

Toward a Virtual Caliphate

Al-Qaida is not the only Muslim group harnessing the power of globalization
Peter Mandaville
October 27, 2005

Should the US Sell Nuclear Technology to India? – Part II

The sale would serve both the countries’ national security interest as well as the goal of non-proliferation
Ashley J. Tellis
November 10, 2005

Vers l’etablissement d’un Califat virtuel?

Peter Mandaville
October 27, 2005

Arms Race Threatened on India-China Border

India deploys supersonic cruise missiles to Arunachal
Neeta Lal
September 5, 2016

Yemen: The War Canada Can’t Afford to Ignore

Countries sending arms to the Middle East may care more about profits than security
Elizabeth Renzetti
August 29, 2016

How the Refugee Crisis Became Invisible

Conditions in temporary camps are inhumane
Yiannis Baboulias
August 26, 2016

Japan, China, South Korea Urge North Korea to Stop Provocation

Foreign ministers are in agreement after North Korea fires submarine-launched missile
Kiyoshi Takenaka and Xiao Yu
August 25, 2016

Syria Jarablus: Turkish Tanks Roll Into Northern Syria

Turkish president aims at “putting an end” to problems at its border with Syria
Pinar Sevinclidir
August 24, 2016