Security Studies

Nuclear Authority

Once dismissed as ineffectual, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has in the past twenty years emerged as a powerful international organization.

Congress and Civil-Military Relations

While the president is the commander in chief, the US Congress plays a critical and underappreciated role in civil-military relations—the relationship between the armed forces and the civilian lead

US Foreign Policy and Defense Strategy

Safe from the battlefields of Europe and Asia, the United States led the post-World War II global economic recovery through international assistance and foreign direct investment.

Power and Restraint

At the end of the nineteenth century, the United States emerged as an economic colossus in command of a new empire.

The Global Village Myth

According to security elites, revolutions in information, transport, and weapons technologies have shrunk the world, leaving the United States and its allies more vulnerable than ever to violent th

Conflict and Cooperation in the Global Commons

More than ever, international security and economic prosperity depend upon safe access to the shared domains that make up the global commons: maritime, air, space, and cyberspace.

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