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Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling



Featured Article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling
Featured article: Plutonium and Picasso – A Typology of Nuclear and Fine Art Smuggling by Joshua D. Foss The global security environment continues to evolve. Globalization, advances in technology, and greater connectedness of people and economies have enabled transnational organized crime and new and existing illicit markets to expand. Never… Read More

Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response



Featured Article: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response
Featured article: A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response by John B. Foley In 2001, senior U.S. policymakers converged to participate in the still famous Dark Winter exercise. The exercise contemplated a covert, bioterrorist attack against the U.S. The scenario began with simultaneous attacks, involving smallpox, on shopping malls in… Read More

Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…



Featured Article: Importing Nuclear Weapons…
Featured article: Importing Nuclear Weapons Through the Selectively-Permeable Border of the United States by William T. Eckles The health of the U.S. parallels the health of a living organism. The body needs and seeks beneficial substances and interactions. The skin, lungs, and digestive tract of an organism are like the… Read More

Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…



Featured Article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency…
Featured article: Additive Manufacturing: Implications for the Interagency’s Nuclear Counterproliferation Tasks by John W. Andrews The emerging technology of additive manufacturing (AM) is rapidly revolutionizing the world of industry. Additive manufacturing enables the layering of materials, using precise, computer-controlled machines, to quickly build objects with complex shapes at low cost.… Read More

Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…



Featured Article: Demystifying the Interagency Process…
Featured article: Demystifying the Interagency Process and Explaining the Ambassador’s Role by Ronald E. Neumann This article is designed to be an introduction to the interagency process and its application in the field for those unfamiliar with the subject. One great obstacle to understanding the interagency process is the tendency,… Read More

Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations



Featured Article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations
Featured article: Cognitive Dissonance and Religion in Military Stability Operations by William B. Scott Cognitive dissonance is a psychological theory about how the mind resolves conflicting beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors held simultaneously. For many Americans, it is important to “emphasize the Christian religion,” while maintaining a “separation between Church and… Read More

Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies



Featured Article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies
Featured article: Sharing Resources Between Government Agencies by George K. Hughes Despite the continuous increase in operational tempo across the U.S. government, there has not been a proportional increase of resources. In fact, the level of uncertainty over resource availability in most departments and agencies continues to grow while they… Read More

Featured Article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero



Featured Article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero
Featured article: U.S. Special Operations Forces and the Interagency in Phase Zero by Kyle Johnston The events of September 11, 2001, redefined the American model of security—no longer was the threat of American military power enough to deter large-scale attacks on the homeland. In the year that followed that historic… Read More

Featured Article: Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity



Featured Article: Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity
Featured article: Evaluation of Current Risk Assessment Models for Genocide and Mass Atrocity by Kathryn Gillum Genocide and other atrocity crimes (war crimes and crimes against humanity) are not only a curse to those directly involved, but also a burden on all of humanity. Under the United Nations’ (UN) 2005… Read More

Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience



Featured Article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience
Featured article: Moral Courage and Intelligent Disobedience by Ted Thomas and Ira Chaleff The military needs men and women who have courage–the physical courage to go into battle, to overcome fear in the face of bodily injury or death, mental pain, and lifelong disabilities. Militaries run on physical courage. Without… Read More