on March 30, 2011 at 3:02 am


Phillip B. Heymann addresses a set of fundamental jurisprudential questions regarding the seizure and detention of those suspected of alliances with terrorist groups and causes.

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on March 28, 2011 at 12:01 am

The Number One National Security Threat?

Malik Ahmad Jalal argues that crippling public debt is the greatest threat to America’s global primacy.

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on March 25, 2011 at 3:37 am

Freezing and Seizing Qadhafi’s Assets

By Reena Mittelman — Already, Libyan assets frozen by the United States represent the largest amount ever blocked under an American sanctions action. Recent asset-recovery legislation passed in Switzerland suggests a way that the United States and its allies can seize even more.

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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 November 1, 2010 at 3:43 pm

NSJ Forum: Concerns about Wiretapping the Internet

Susan Landau, Marc Rotenberg, and John Palfrey address security and privacy issues concerning the proposed internet monitoring legislation.

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on August 6, 2010 at 3:47 pm

Why Pakistan Can’t

By Malik Ahmad Jalal* – On a visit of Pakistan in July, the U.S. Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mullen acknowledged the success of the military operation against the Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) in South Waziristan and Swat.  However, the highest-ranking U.S. military commander also expressed concern that Pakistan’s reluctance to fight the formidable Haqqani Network in North […]

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on August 2, 2010 at 10:45 pm

Moving Forward in Mexico

By Nina Catalano – News south of the U.S. border is not good these days. Mexican drug traffickers are supplementing their already gruesome violence with terrorist tactics, and Central America is increasingly faced with the destabilizing spillover effects of Mexico’s war: homicides increased 37% in El Salvador last year, while Guatemala continues to lurch through chaos.  U.S. officials, on the […]

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on July 5, 2010 at 11:48 am

Unlikely Routes: Stronger Militaries by Transforming Military Education

By Malik Ahmad Jalal and Agus Yudhoyono* – “I hope our wisdom will grow with our power, and teach us that the less we use our power, the greater it will be.” The words of U.S. philosopher-president Thomas Jefferson adorn the walls of Jefferson Memorial Library at West Point Military Academy.  They reflect the ethos that mastering warfare will not […]

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