Tag: China

The CGSC Foundation’s Simons Center hosted a Des Moines National Security Forum on Sept. 27, 2023, with a luncheon event featuring a presentation by Dr. Joseph G. D. (Geoff) Babb, professor of history in the Department of Military History at the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College, at the Des Moines Embassy Club West […]

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In the February 2023 episode of the podcast “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy is joined by Admiral Michael Franken and Ambassador Geeta Pasi. McCarthy and her guests talk about shifting U.S. strategic interests in Africa, the key role of the U.S. base in Djibouti, the challenge of regional […]

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In the December 2022 episode of the podcast “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” host Ambassador (Ret.) Deborah McCarthy is joined by Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Daniel Erikson and Ambassador Luis Arreaga. Together, the three discuss U.S. military and diplomatic engagement with the western hemisphere, with a focus on Latin America. They also […]

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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 common, well-known tactics, techniques, and […]

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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…

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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…

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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 own devises these factors may slow trade and […]

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