March 2015

Gazprom’s Midnight Express: Why Attempts to Reroute Russian Gas Won’t Work

By Garret Mitchell
Contributing Writer
March 29, 2015

Russian gas giant Gazprom faces a number of significant challenges from external factors and its own poor decisions.

How the Collapse of States Leads to Permanent War

By Stephen Hindes
Contributing Writer
March 29, 2015

The decline of the state as a security provider has necessitated constant global management of emerging threats.

Projecting Power Domestically: Abdel Fatah el-Sisi’s Anti-Islamist Policies at Home

By Priya Vithani
Contributing Writer
March 27, 2015

Since his instatement, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt has strategically directed security developments to shape domestic policy in a way that has garnered support for his administration and cemented its anti-Islamist posture, easing the advancement of the anti-Islamist agenda outside the country.

Nigerians, Desperate for Change, Won’t See It This Election

By Barrett Browne
Contributing Writer
March 26, 2015

Instability, corruption, and economics threaten Nigeria’s future, while neither candidate offers much reason for optimism.

How Brennan’s Proposed Reforms Will Cripple the CIA

By Collin Hunt
Staff Writer
March 24, 2015

Merging the NCS and DI will introduce unacceptable bias and tarnish valuable strategic insights.

Comparing U.S. Counternarcotics Operations in Afghanistan and Colombia

By Aaron C. Gluck
Contributing Writer
March 24, 2015

What are the lessons learned from capacity building efforts with each country’s National Police?

Putin's Foot in the Door: Why Transnistria Matters

By Arthur de Liedekerke
Contributing Writer
March 19, 2015

The Ukraine crisis leaves Moldova vulnerable to a Crimea-style Russian intervention into Transnistria.

A Way Forward in Combating Transnational Cybercrime

By Nicole Bailey
Staff Writer
March 15, 2015

“[T]he U.S. Director of National Intelligence has ranked cybercrime as the top national security threat, higher than that of terrorism, espionage, and weapons of mass destruction.” -- Key findings from the U.S. State of Cybercrime Survey, PwC 2014

Should the United States Extradite Chinese Fugitives or Protect Them From an Unfair Justice System Back Home?

By Alexandra Viers
Contributing Writer
March 12, 2015

The U.S. should extradite truly corrupt Chinese officials back to China while protecting those targeted for merely political reasons.

The EU Should Invest in Energy Infrastructure

By Pikria Saliashvili
Contributing Writer
March 10, 2015

Alternative analysis suggests how European quest for energy security and economic growth might be mutually beneficial.

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