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on March 1, 2011 at 5:54 am

Cybersecurity: Law, Privacy, and Warfare in a Digital World

A Harvard National Security Journal Symposium on March 4, 2011 (Live webcast)

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on February 27, 2011 at 5:12 pm

Software: The Broken Door of Cyberspace Security

Harvard National Security Fellow Fred D. Taylor, Jr. suggests the government take a more active role in promoting quality software design and development.

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on February 23, 2011 at 3:44 pm

U.S. Intelligence Budget Request Revealed

By Brian Clampitt —
This year’s budget request included the overall number for intelligence for the first time in over 60 years.

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on February 22, 2011 at 4:19 am

Revising the Emergency Provisions of Egypt’s Constitution

Jacob Turner suggests revisions to Egypt’s Constitution that could help ensure a stable transition to democratic government.

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on February 19, 2011 at 5:25 pm

Dealing with Burma’s Nuclear Weapons Exploration

Three Harvard National Security Fellows analyze the possibility of nuclear weapons proliferation in Burma

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on February 17, 2011 at 3:08 pm

Piracy Presents Opportunity for NATO-Russia Cooperation

By Ronak D. Desai —
Combating the scourge of maritime piracy has emerged as a promising area of cooperation between NATO and the Russian Federation.

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on February 13, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Drafts and Mercenaries

By John Thorlin — Should the United States reinstitute the draft? In the Summer 2010 edition of the Yale Journal of International Affairs, Dr. Joseph Vasquez questions the wisdom of using private military contractors (PMCs) and suggests that reinstitution of the draft might be preferable on moral and economic grounds.  He cites a 2007 shooting incident which led to manslaughter […]

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on January 18, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Preventive Detention in American Theory and Practice

Adam Klein and Benjamin Wittes show that contrary to civic mythology, the extra-criminal detention of terrorism suspects is not “an extraordinary aberration from a strong American constitutional norm.”

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on January 10, 2011 at 9:05 am

Cybersecurity and National Policy

Daniel Geer’s essay on cybersecurity policy, found in NSJ Volume 1, has been nominated for the Third Annual Social Security Blogger Awards.

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on November 10, 2010 at 1:02 am

Potential National Security Ramifications of the New U.S. Congress

By Daniel Jacobson — As the public digests the results of last week’s midterm elections, many commentators have begun discussing how the makeup of the new Congress will affect various legislative areas, including national security.  Benjamin Wittes at Lawfare (and NSJ advisory-board member) suggests that the election’s impact on substantive national security issues will likely be “minimal,” noting that the […]

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