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.
The nine nations that possess nuclear weapons have enough plutonium and high-enriched uranium collectively to build more than 100,000 additional nuclear weapons, according to a new report published by CISAC. The report details which nations currently have the means to produce nuclear weapons and how much fissile material they possess, and it calls for nations to cooperate on seven steps to keep the materials from reaching other countries or terrorists.
Karl Eikenberry has a unique perspective on the U.S. war in Afghanistan. The former ambassador to Kabul, his 35-year career in the army includes an 18-month tour as commander of the U.S.-led coalition forces in the country. As the conflict hit the 10-year mark, Eikenberry discussed President Obama’s Afghanistan strategy, the challenge of working with Pakistan, and the problem of overpromising.
Helen Kinsella, a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation, won the American Political Science Association's 2004 Helen Dwight Reid Award for the best doctoral dissertation in international relations, law and politics.