Are Missiles the Answer?

Written by: Ilana Friedman The conflict in Syria began in March 2011 with pro-democracy demonstrations against the harsh regime of President Bashar al-Assad. In August 2011, then-President Obama called for Assad to step down and also enforced new sanctions on the Syrian government. Allies of the United States — France, Germany, and the United Kingdom…

Tomorrow’s Warfare, Held Back By Today

Written by: Sam Buisman Entering into a war is like stepping into a river: while the environment is familiar, your immediate surroundings are constantly changing. War always involves a number of opposing parties engaged in armed conflict, but the means by which it is waged have changed drastically over time. “Armed” embodies a different definition…

Space: The New Military Frontier

Written by: Jason Geissler “There is no war in space, just as there is no war in cyberspace. There is only war, and war can extend into any domain.” General John Hyten, Commander, U.S. Strategic Command Despite numerous treaties over the last half-century to prevent the militarization of outer space, the world’s superpowers have been…

Russia and the United States: Nuclear Arms Race 2.0

Written by: Maggie Winding Eight years ago, in 2010, the United States and Russia signed a treaty committing to keep their long-range ballistic missiles at the lowest levels since the beginning of the Cold War. The Treaty, known as the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START- the original was drafted in 1991), was enacted on…