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.

How to Be Weapon-Ready NPT Members

Thanks to divisions in the international community, North Korea and Iran want to have their NPT cake and eat it too
Leonard S. Spector
August 16, 2005

Finally, Washington Is Ready to Play Ball

But will North Korea now agree on a price to eliminate its nuclear arsenal?
Jonathan D. Pollack
July 19, 2005

Good Day for India, Bad for Nonproliferation

America's short-sighted nuclear deal with India might lead to a breakdown of the nonproliferation regime
Strobe Talbott
July 21, 2005

Fallout from the War on Terror – Part II

A pattern of human rights violations and prisoner abuse risks hurting US credibility in the Muslim world
J Alexander Thier
June 16, 2005

Terrorismo e Internet

Gabriel Weimann
May 30, 2004

Nuclear Regime in Peril

Without full US engagement, the talks to limit nuclear weapons will collapse
Joseph Cirincione
May 17, 2005

Trump Sets Conditions for Defending NATO Allies

Campaign slogan “America First” reflects US anxiety
David E. Sanger and Maggie Haberman
July 22, 2016

Global Elites Must Heed the Warning of Populist Rage

Inequality and stagnant incomes threaten democracies
Martin Wolf
July 21, 2016

The Failure of Free Migration

Security is essential to acceptance of big waves of migration
Robert Skidelsky
July 20, 2016

Erdogan Targets More Than 50,000 in Purge After Failed Turkish Coup

Turkey’s political divisiveness could spill across borders
Humeyra Pamuk and Ercan Gurses
July 20, 2016

Why Erdoğan Shouldn't Double Down on Dictatorship After Coup Attempt

Even opposition groups opposed coup and seek order for a divided nation
Mohammed Ayoob
July 19, 2016