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Oct. 31, 2022

Italy’s New Government: Five things to Remember

After heated backroom negotiations, Italy finally has a new administration. What can we expect from the new government? Dr. Andrew Novo and co-author Federico Bosari explore this question in their publication for the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA).

Oct. 18, 2022

Redefining Irregular Warfare: Legitimacy, Coercion, and Power

The Department of Defense is working on a new definition of irregular warfare, and the stakes are surprisingly high. In this article, Dr. David Ucko and Dr. Thomas Marks propose their own definition to irregular warfare, which retains IW's essence (legitimacy, coercion) but also applies it to strategic competition.

Oct. 15, 2022

The Holohan murder and the legacy of the office of strategic services

A case study of the damage wrought by the politicization of intelligence, "The Holohan Murder and the Legacy of the Office of Strategic Services" by CISA Assistant Professor Dr. David Hadley illustrates how popular narrative tropes of spy memoirs were enlisted by the different sides to press their version of the case.

Oct. 4, 2022

Why Russia and China Aren’t Intervening in Central Asia

In this co-publication in Foreign Policy, Dr. Asel Doolotkeldieva and Dr. Erica Marat explain that the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation's reluctance to resolve conflicts among its members is because it is limited to promoting only China’s security interests in the region.

Sept. 27, 2022

Podcast: Russ Burgos on Information Supply, Demand, and Effect

During this episode of the Cognitive Crucible, Russ Burgos discusses the importance of defining terms–like information itself. He offers a way of thinking about information in supply/demand and behavioral economics terminology. Russ recaps his “Seven A’s of Information Success” and then projects these concepts into global influence efficacy.

Sept. 25, 2022

Podcast: Time, Space, and Material: Metric for Assessing Irregular Warfare

Episode 62 of the Irregular Warfare podcast, featuring CISA Distinguished Professor Dr. Thomas Marks and Chief Warrant Officer (CW5) Maurice “Duc” Duclos, is based on the recently released second edition of Dr. David Ucko and Dr. Thomas Marks’ Crafting Strategy for Irregular Warfare: A Framework for Analysis and Action. It explores the diverse

Sept. 22, 2022

Not Paying the Full Price: Russia’s Continued Support for the ‘Special Operation’ in Ukraine

Many Russians have not had to send their children, husbands, or relatives to fight in Ukraine, and as a result, they continue to tacitly support Putin’s “special operation.”

Aug. 1, 2022

A Survey of Humans and Autonomy in Three Areas: Suveillance, Economics, and Lethality in Combat OperationsA Survey of Humans and Autonomy in Three Areas: Suveillance, Economics, and Lethality in Combat Operations (Contextualizing Security: A Reader)

Burnett delves into the theoretical and applied dimensions of science and technology policy building in his research related to an investigation in autonomous systems (artificial intelligence) in surveillance, labor economics (economic security), and lethal combat.

June 1, 2021

Indo-Pacific Strategy versus Belt and Road Initiative: Implications for Hegemony in Asia.

This study analyzes the U.S.-led Indo-Pacific Strategy (IPS) and China's Belt and Road initiative (BRI) in detail in the context of Korea's national policy tasks.

May 13, 2021

Taking a side between the United States and the People’s Republic of China: Strategic hedging of South Korea and India

This paper explores how South Korea and India have taken positions between the United States and the People’s Republic of China over diverse foreign policy issues. By adopting dual engagement and strategic ambiguity as hedging strategies, both regional powers reduce their vulnerability to the influence and pressure of the two great powers.