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THE FUTURE OF RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT IN THE UK’S SECURITY AND INTELLIGENCE SECTOR  By Charlie Edwards and Calum Jeffray

Research and development continues to be a national priority for the UK government as part of its long-term strategy to increase innovation and skills within technology and knowledge-based ...Read more >

36 Pages
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COUNTRY REPORTS ON TERRORISM 2014  

Major trends in global terrorism in 2014 included the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL’s) unprecedented seizure of territory in Iraq and Syria, the continued flow of foreign terrorist fighters worldwide to ...Read more >

388 Pages
2.52 MB
UNDERESTIMATING RISK IN THE SURVEILLANCE DEBATE  By James Andrew Lewis

Americans are reluctant to accept terrorism is part of their daily lives, but attacks have been planned or attempted against American targets (usually airliners or urban areas) almost every year since ...Read more >

20 Pages
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AIRPOWER AND NATIONAL SECURITY  By William M. Arkin

Airpower is and long has been the sharpest of America’s swords, as well as a highly versatile set of tools for the support of national strategy— both grand and of course ...Read more >

367 Pages
4.01 MB
TRUMAN SECURITY BRIEFING BOOK : ESSENTIAL NATIONAL SECURITY AND FOREIGN POLICY BACKGROUND, MESSAGE GUIDANCE AND POLICY OPTIONS  

Veterans and military families increasingly report that the public does not understand their sacrifices. Leaders have an important duty and opportunity to reach out and get to know this group of citizens, voters, and ...Read more >

160 Pages
3.01 MB
CLIMATE EXTREMES: RECENT TRENDS WITH IMPLICATIONS FOR NATIONAL SECURITY  

Climate change has entered the mainstream as a potential threat to U.S. national security. The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review, and the 2010 National Security Strategy all identify climate change as likely to trigger outcomes that will threaten U.S. security. These assessments have had to rely on projections of climate change tuned to identify impacts over roughly a one-century time ...Read more >

138 Pages
7.80 MB
ROLE OF THE ARMED FORCES IN INTERNAL SECURITY : TIME FOR REVIEW  

The term aid to civil authorities (ACA) is a British imperial usage referring to the process by which local authorities can request the central government to lend assistance in times of emergency. Before independence, dealing with internal security was an important task of the ...Read more >

53 Pages
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LESSONS FROM RANDS WORK ON PLANNING UNDER UNCERTAINTY FOR NATIONAL SECURITY  

RANDs progress in dealing with uncertainty analysis for national security has benefited from a confluence of developments in four domains, as indicated in Figure S.1. Most familiar perhaps is technology: modern computers and software allow analysis that would have been inconceivable in the early days of systems and policy analysis, such as examining a vast possibility space when considering options for the way ...Read more >

55 Pages
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THE IMPACT OF ORGANIZATIONAL CULTURE ON INFORMATION SHARING  

A key factor in the failure of the intelligence community is the resistance to information sharing. Organizational culture is an essential link in understanding the resistance to information sharing. Using Edgar Scheins organizational culture model, this paper analyzes the organizational culture of the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Bureau of Investigation with an eye toward how those cultures impact information ...Read more >

51 Pages
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INTERNAL SECURITY IN INDIA  By OM PRAKASH YADAV

The paper intends to examine the internal security threats owing to caste/class rivalries, terrorist and insurgent outfits in different regions of India. It also marks the intra-regional variations in nature, preferences, causes and intensities of these problems. It further examines the contemporary politics, political malpractices and administrative in-efficiency of the state ...Read more >

58 Pages
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HOMELAND SECURITY : INDIAS INTERNAL SECURITY REFORMS  

India’s internal security remains a major area of concern. In the years following our independence, the Indian government focussed its energies mainly on the maintenance of law and order, communal peace and harmony, crime control and counter-insurgency, which was mainly confined to the northeast in the early years.However, in the past five decades or so, the ongoing insurgency in the northeast, the extinguished insurgency in Punjab, the dissidence and proxy war in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) the ...Read more >

264 Pages
1.21 MB
ARMED AND DANGEROUS  

Understanding the characteristics and capabilities of armed UAVs will be critical to making future policy choices. The complexity and expense of long-range armed UAVs are quite different from short-range systems, which make them difficult to develop and even to ...Read more >

34 Pages
1.11 MB
DEFENSE PLANNING FOR NATIONAL SECURITY : NAVIGATION AIDS FOR THE MYSTERY TOUR  By Colin S. Gray

The views expressed in this report are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Department of the Army, the Department of ...Read more >

73 Pages
3.21 MB
EMERGING AND READILY AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES AND NATIONAL SECURITY A FRAMEWORK FOR ADDRESSING ETHICAL, LEGAL AND SOCIETAL ISSUESS  By Jean-Lou Chameau

The United States faces a complex array of challenges to its national security. Technology is an essential element of the U.S. strategy for meeting those challenges, and it continues to be U.S. policy to seek technological military superiority over U.S. ...Read more >

316 Pages
2.69 MB
MARITIME SECURITY IN THE MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA  By Robert M. Shelala II

The waterways of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA region) are among the most important in the world. They facilitate the export of large volumes of oil and natural gas from the region, while also bridging traders in the Eastern and Western worlds through the Red Sea and Suez ...Read more >

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