Israel v. Iran: An Underground Cyberwar Bubbling Up to the Surface

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow In all likelihood, you’ve probably heard of Stuxnet: a joint CIA/Mossad cyberattack that crippled Iran’s nuclear centrifuges in 2010. You may have even heard of Natanz, another Iranian centrifuge site that was targeted earlier this year and was attacked using a Stuxnet-style virus. This too was a Mossad, the Israeli Intelligence…

Cybersecurity Abroad: Insights from Successful Approaches

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow As the world continues to change at a rapid pace, so does the nature of Homeland Security. Since the advent of the pandemic, this dynamic has only become more and more prevalent, signaled particularly through the explosion of cyber-attacks. The data show that these incidents are on the rise as more…

The Forgotten Crisis of 2020

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow We are almost six months into 2020, and everybody can agree upon the fact that this is, to say the least, a tumultuous time to be alive. The country has already seen a global pandemic, an economic recession, impeachment trial, and an upcoming election. But there’s one area that seems everybody…

Backgrounder: The Hong Kong Protests

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow The Hong Kong protests: a series of demonstrations by hundreds of thousands of people in the streets of Hong Kong, the semi-autonomous territory of islands off the coast of mainland China. Since the territory reverted back to Chinese control from the British in 1997, questions about its sovereignty have loomed heavily…

Refusal to Pay UN Dues: A Danger to US Hegemony

Written by: Cormac O’Harrow Since helping charter the United Nations in 1945, the United States has refused to pay its dues only a handful of times, most notably during the 1980’s when President Reagan boycotted the addition of newly formed nations after centuries of colonization. Now, President Trump, in line with his ‘American First’ nationalist…