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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, News & Events, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By Katherine Youssouf on September 15, 2017 Restricting the Means & Methods of Warfare In 1863, Russian military authorities developed an explosive rifle bullet that detonated upon contact. These bullets, originally developed to destroy ammunition wagons, caused wounds far greater than those needed to overcome an enemy. As a result, Russian Emperor Alexander II convened a […]

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Will Obama's Recent National Security Strategy Incite A Color Revolution?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Under the authority of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, President Obama’s recently updated National Security Strategy may incite a color revolution in Russia.[1] A color revolution is a peaceful, political revolution with the intent to oust a corrupt governing regime. [2]  It has been seen in the past few years in states like Georgia and Ukraine. [3] […]

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Russia, NATO, and Article V

By   /  March 7, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Will Richmond The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most important military alliance in the World. It underpins U.S. foreign policy from Washington D.C., to Islamabad, and beyond. The U.S. signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, and after all parties’ treaty ratified it, the treaty came into force on August […]

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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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In Defense of Using Force Against Iran's Nuclear Program

By   /  October 22, 2014  /  Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  No Comments

Iran’s nuclear weapons program is inextricably linked to the national security of the United States.  The program first came under international scrutiny when the IAEA passed a resolution demanding that Iran suspend all enrichment activity in September 2003[1].  Since then, Iran has defied demands by nearly every world power to abandon or limit its program, […]

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