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Defense One Tech Summit 2019

As power dynamics between the United States, China and Russia grow increasingly competitive, breakthrough technology becomes critical. On June 27, 2019, leaders in government, military, industry and academia came together at the 4th Annual Defense One Tech Summit to discuss emerging technologies, their impact on national security tactics and strategy, and the capabilities and possibilities for tomorrow. 

Double Jeopardy: Combating Nuclear Terror and Climate Change

As the consequences of climate change grow ever more dire, it seems imperative that we use every alternative to carbon-based fuels—but does this include nuclear energy? 

Q&A: Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is part of the World Economic Forum's Geostrategy platform

After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on the issue of nuclear disarmament. Have the talks reached stalemate, and what is the significance of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Pyongyang? Is there still hope of a successful agreement?

An Obscure Organization with Outsize Importance

Last week in Orlando, the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) convened one of its regular meetings.

FATF is not exactly a household name, and not surprisingly its meeting garnered relatively little global media attention. And yet the organization plays a significant global role—and particularly with regards to Pakistan.

A 'World Class' Military: Assessing China's Global Military Ambitions

'Countering the Global Narcotics Epidemic – The United States’ Counternarcotics Strategy': Earl Anthony Wayne Testifies before the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control


Download the document below for full version of testimony.

Brazil’s Violence Map Shows Alarming Trends

The latest edition of Brazil's Violence Map shows that the country has, once again, broken its record both in absolute numbers of homicides (65,602) and murder rate per 100,000 people (31.6). The study is conducted annually by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (Ipea) and the Brazilian Forum for Public Safety (FBSP). 

Dispatches: June 2019

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Coping with the Russian Challenge in the Middle East: U.S.-Israeli Perspectives and Opportunities for Cooperation

The following is a 2018-2019 Joint Study conducted by the Kennan Institute in Washington, D.C. and the Institute for Policy and Strategy (IPS) of the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel. For information on contributing authors and a PDF version of the report, please see Appendix 1 below.

Executive Summary and Key Takeaway Points