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Featured Article: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities



Featured Article: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities
Featured article: Very Small Satellites: A Mechanism for the Early Detection of Mass Atrocities by Dani Redmon Swarms of blue-winged butterflies greedily cling to the tall, white, weedy beauty of the Artemisia vulgaris plant. However, beneath this carpet of alluring flora in the foothills surrounding the town of Srebrenica, Bosnia,… Read More

Featured Article: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador



Featured Article: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador
Featured article: Enabling Tax Payments: A Novel Approach to Reducing Violence and Poverty in El Salvador by Ann Low Poorly organized governments collect insufficient revenue to pay for police forces and civil administrations whose staff are consistently well trained, highly motivated, and immune from bribery. Inadequate tax collections generate weak… Read More

Featured Article: The Economics of Trade and National Security



Featured Article: The Economics of Trade and National Security
Featured article: The Economics of Trade and National Security by David A. Anderson In an increasingly globalized world, trade and economic displacement issues, geopolitics and national security concerns has become intertwined creating a multitude of possible friction points between state actors, international financial institutions and trade organizations. Left to their… Read More

Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency



Featured Article: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency
Featured article: Team of Rivals: Building Civil-Military Synergy in the Interagency by Jeffrey S. Han In the summer of 2009, in the aftermath of the defeat of the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, I deployed as a newly-minted, active duty, Army civil affairs officer to Sri Lanka. The challenges at… Read More

Featured Article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government…



Featured Article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government…
Featured article: Defeating the Taliban’s Shadow Government: A Foreign Internal Governance Strategy by Daniel R. Green As the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (GIRoA) assumes greater control of its sovereignty and the U.S. presence in Afghanistan diminishes, the ability of Special Operations Forces (SOF) to exercise positive political… Read More

Featured Article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement



Featured Article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement
Featured article: The Influence of Transhumanist Thought on Human Enhancement by Jeff Sheets In the April 2017 edition of National Geographic Magazine, journalist D.T. Max describes his encounter with cyborg Neil Harbisson. Color blind from birth due to a condition called achromatopsia, Harbisson had a fiber-optic sensor fixed onto the… Read More

Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems…



Featured Article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems…
Featured article: Artificial Intelligence-Enabled Autonomous Weapon Systems and the Laws of Armed Conflict by Dustin P.J. Murphy Artificial Intelligence (AI) is changing the world and it will change the nature, speed, and scope of war. AI promises to benefit humanity but it also generates fear because of the unknowns associated… Read More

Featured Article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization…



Featured Article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization…
Featured article: The Role of Cognitive Dissonance in Dehumanization: Denying Humanity through AI by Bobbie Murray and Beata Moore Artificial intelligence (AI) is an interdisciplinary science with multiple approaches to military application. It is quickly becoming central to modern warfare. There are eight areas where AI will prove its importance… Read More

Featured Article: Engineering Telos…



Featured Article: Engineering Telos…
Featured article: Engineering Telos: Flourishing in the Context of AI and Transhumanism by Braden Molhoek In this paper I argue that the Aristotelian notion of telos continues to be a central concern in the context of human enhancement and artificial intelligence (AI). Beginning with a cursory examination of what Aristotle… Read More

Featured Article: Bridging the Accountability Gap…



Featured Article: Bridging the Accountability Gap…
Featured article: Bridging the Accountability Gap: The Special Court for Sierra Leone by Dale McFeatters In October 2017, the Army revised Field Manual 3-0, Operations, the capstone doctrine on unified land operations, to focus on conducting and sustaining large-scale combat operations. Large-scale combat operations are the employment of the range… Read More