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Critical Questions for the Critical Infrastructure Designation for Financial Services

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Economy / Trade, Editorial Commentary, Featured  /  No Comments

In light of recent hacks that have exposed the personal financial information of millions of Americans, NSLB’s Symposium Editor, Anthony Bjelke, explores critical questions concerning the designation of financial services as critical infrastructure.

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A National Security Crisis: President Trump’s Repeal of the Clean Power Plan and U.S. Removal from the Paris Agreement

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Climate Change, Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations, National Security Law & Policy, Public / Mental Health  /  No Comments

By: Abigail Kittredge One of the most significant and controversial crises facing Americans today is climate change. Despite a minority of skeptics, climate change has become a widely accepted occurrence. Until recently, few governments were focusing on decreasing their country’s emissions of greenhouse gases. The harsh reality is that no single country can alone slow […]

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Danger to U.S. Defense Industry: China’s Monopoly Control of Rare Earths

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Economy / Trade  /  No Comments

“Rare earths” refer to seventeen metals found on the periodic table of elements that are important ingredients in some of the most advanced and desired consumer technologies, including cell phones, motors for hybrid vehicles, LED lights, and solar panels. Even more importantly, they are also crucial to national defense being necessary elements in advanced defense […]

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Economics and Tech Giants in Sino-American Relations

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  Cybersecurity, Economy / Trade, International Law  /  No Comments

Thinking of China and Chinese history, certain things come immediately to mind. The Great Leap Forward, an economic and social campaign under Mao Zedong aimed at rapidly industrializing the country’s agrarian economy is an event most have heard of. Many of us have also heard of the Great Fire Wall, a legislative tool used by […]

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Frack you, Putin

By   /  January 20, 2015  /  Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations  /  No Comments

Russia is a net exporter of oil, with mineral fuels comprising almost 60% of Russia’s dollar value gained from exports.  This dependence on one export product, while lucrative in the short term, creates the danger of a drastic reversal of fortunes should market forces cause a sharp decline in price.  Ordinarily, a cut in revenue might lead […]

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