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CISA, FBI warn of China-affiliated hackers



CISA, FBI warn of China-affiliated hackers
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) issued a joint alert regarding cyber threats to government systems on Monday, September 14.  According to the alert, CISA has “consistently observed Chinese Ministry of State Security-affiliated cyber threat actors using publicly available information sources and… Read More

“The General and the Ambassador” discuss the U.S., Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia



“The General and the Ambassador” discuss the U.S., Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia
In a new “The General and the Ambassador” podcast, Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy is joined by General Blaine Holt and Ambassador Tatiana Gfoeller to converse on the United States, Kyrgyzstan, and Central Asia. General Holt and Ambassador Gfoeller describe their efforts to keep the Manas base as an airbridge for… Read More

Featured Article: Great Power Competition Lessons from Tibet



Featured Article: Great Power Competition Lessons from Tibet

President Eisenhower characterized proxy warfare as the “cheapest insurance in the world.” He recognized the potential to accomplish national security objectives without direct U.S. military involvement by making relatively small investments in surrogate forces… Today, proxy warfare again provides the United States a way to compete below the level of armed conflict…

Featured Article: Empowering U.S. National Security with AI Capabilities



Featured Article: Empowering U.S. National Security with AI Capabilities

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the principal Department of Defense intelligence agency that possesses and processes “Geospatial” information. The agency is aggressively pursuing innovative solutions regarding artificial intelligence-based enhanced capabilities, automation, and human-machine teaming augmentation… This article will focus on United States DoD initiatives, with an in-depth focus on the NGA’s AI-enhanced capabilities and initiatives…

Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available



Part II of conversation with Gen. Lute and Amb. Grossman now available
The most recent edition of the “The General and the Ambassador” podcast series features another conversation with Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy, General Douglas Lute, and Ambassador Marc Grossman. McCarthy and her guests discuss the role of diplomacy and of military in building alliances, the huge imbalance of resources between the… Read More

InterAgency Journal 11-1



InterAgency Journal 11-1
Inside this issue: Features The Productive Organization: Survival of the Fittest Ted Thomas, Kevin Gentzler, and Billy Miller Mission Command: Small Teams in the U.S. Border Patrol Robert W. Edwards A Solution to WMD Proliferation Michael W. Parrott A Nation Unprepared: Bioterrorism and Pandemic Response John B. Foley Missed Operational… 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: American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa



Featured Article: American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa
Featured article: Assessing the Impact of American and Chinese Economic Competition in Sub-Saharan Africa by James Jacobs and Kevin Boldt In 2015, Scientific American published an article which showcased how the continent of Africa is often sized on Mercator maps, in a similar fashion, to the island of Greenland, even… Read More

Featured Article: Japan’s Security Strategy…



Featured Article: Japan’s Security Strategy…
Featured article: Japan’s Security Strategy and Its Impact on U.S. National Security Interests by Sung K. Hyong and David A. Anderson Japan’s broadening security strategy reveals the unease with which it views the evolving security order in the Indo-Pacific. Several grave threats to regional stability continue to define the region’s… Read More

InterAgency Journal 10-1



InterAgency Journal 10-1
Inside this issue: Features Japan’s Security Strategy and Its Impact on U.S. National Security Interests by Sung K. Hyong and David A. Anderson Employing Maritime Security Response Teams as the Nation’s Maritime Crisis Response Force by Christjan C. Gaudio Lessons for Cyber Policymakers by James Torrence Lifting the Interagency Fog… Read More