Category: International Security

anti-terrorism unit

Is there a link between foreign policy and terrorism? British intelligence thinks so

What causes terrorism? The combination of the horrendous terrorist attack in Manchester and a British general election inevitably meant that this question would dominate political and media discourses. And so it has. Particular attention has,...

Private defense companies are here to stay – what it means for national security

Share prices of many military and intelligence contractors have risen sharply since President Donald Trump’s election. Investors are betting that an increase in defense spending will provide a windfall for these firms. For instance, General...

north-korea-flag

Escalation on the Korean Peninsula

Heightened Tensions with North Korea as US Navy Deploys a Third Carrier Strike Group to the Region. Under Trump’s direction, the Department of Defense led by Secretary James Mattis has been given a significant degree...

Could Venezuela Become a Failed State?

The worst-case scenario for Venezuela: Prolonged economic crisis and food shortages, coupled with rapidly escalating violence and unchecked arms proliferation could lead to a civil war If there isn’t any meaningful resolution of the crisis...