Our smart phones and computers track our every move. Our washing machines and refrigerators now have IP addresses. Many of our automobile, airline and transportation systems rely on wireless connections. And our utility grids routinely operate online.
All of these can be remotely controlled. By good people – or bad.
John Lewis and Siegfried Hecker, researchers with the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, visited the Democratic People's Republic of Korea Aug. 7 to 11, 2007, where they met with North Korean officials and specialists to discuss a number of topics, including the nuclear program, health, and education.
Research by CISAC Senior Research Scholar Joe Felter shows that insurgents try to derail government-delivered aid programs in poor areas because they fear successful programs will boost the government's credibility. Preventive measures include providing greater security around aid projects and limiting advance knowledge about them.
FSI fellow and former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan Karl Eikenberry talks to WUNC North Carolina Public Radio about the current state of American foreign policy. He believes the humanities can provide an innovative approach to modern diplomacy.