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Mumbai attacks seen as model for future terrorism
Although governments remain justifiably concerned about the possibility of CBRN attacks, U.S. intelligence and law enforcement officials warn Congress of the greater likelihood of ‘low tech’ attacks o... Read More...


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A Smarter Intelligence Policy
To better utilize the IC to inform policy decisions, Obama should allocate time for regular intelligence briefings, receiving them with a healthy skepticism while at the same encouraging intelligence ... Read More...


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A Balanced Strategy
Secretary of Defense asserts that the U.S. cannot modernize its conventional forces to deal with future near peer threats at the cost of disregarding the capabilities necessary to deal with the type o... Read More...


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Obama’s intel picks short on direct experience
While Leon Panetta has administrative, management and political ability as well as a career untainted by association with Bush’s policies, some question Obama’s choice of the former White House Chief ... Read More...


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U.S.: Mumbai Massacre Seen as Major Blow to Regional Strategy
The recent terrorist attacks in Mumbai by militant Islamists, resulting in more than 170 deaths, may lessen the prospects for an Indo-Pakistani détente, which many consider a crucial element in stabil... Read More...


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An NYPD/FBI Truce
Although some note that bureaucratic turf wars are more structural rather than personality-driven, the appointment of the well respected Joseph Demarest as Asst. Director in Charge of the FBI’s NY Div... Read More...


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NYPD opens new counterterrorism nerve center
In order to protect lower Manhattan from terrorist threats, the NYPD Counterterrorism Bureau establishes a command center near Wall Street partly modeled on London’s “ring of steel” surveillance measu... Read More...


IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Lazar Elenovski
IA-Forum Interview: Mr. Lazar Elenovski
IA-Forum speaks with Mr. Lazar Elenovski, the President of the Euro-Atlantic Council of Macedonia and former Defense Minister of Macedonia about the U.S.-Macedonian relationship. By Simonida Bimbilos... Read More...


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New Cyber Security Push Is Urged
A CSIS report lays out recommendations for cyber security to be used by incoming president Barack Obama. Among its recommendations are a comprehensive national security strategy for cyberspace and th... Read More...


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Experts See Security Risks in Downturn
Intelligence officials note that trends such as regional instability may be accelerated by the current global economic crisis. A shift to a more Asia-centric globe could also gain momentum. On the hom... Read More...


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Intelligence Policy to Stay Largely Intact
Despite civil liberties advocates’ hopes for a swift overturn of Bush’s intelligence policies, Obama is likely to make few decisions until a full review of the outgoing administration’s programs can b... Read More...


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For Security, Get Off Oil
Former CIA director R. James Woolsey discusses oil dependence as a multidirectional national security threat. He asserts that reducing foreign oil dependence matters less than a reduction in domestic... Read More...


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Building the Global Counterterrorism Network
The spread of the terrorist threat across the globe is identified by Michael Vickers (ASD/SOLIC&IC) as the long-term strategic challenge in the GWOT. He asserts it is primarily an intelligence war an... Read More...


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Obama inheriting broad covert ops policies
Some predict that in order to maintain flexibility and not hamper the ability of intelligence and military to combat terrorists, President-elect Obama is unlikely to rescind Bush’s directive allowing ... Read More...


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The Money Trail: Finding, Following, and Freezing Terrorist Finance
A report by two former Treasury Department intelligence officials includes an analysis of the evolution of terrorist financing since 2001. They contend that a viable counterterrorism strategy must al... Read More...


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Intelligence community gets new reciprocity directive
In a continuing effort to achieve a more unified intelligence community, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) issued a directive requiring intelligence agencies to supervise the ... Read More...


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The Climate for Change
The inspiring and transformative choice by the American people to elect Barack Obama as our 44th president lays the foundation for another fateful choice, writes former U.S. Vice President, Al Gore. (... Read More...


U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later
U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement: One Year Later
Author discusses impact and effects of the U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement. By Adam Kott (11/03/2008) Read More...


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Should the United States Establish a Dedicated Domestic Intelligence Agency for Counterterrorism?
A RAND study requested by DHS, Office of Intelligence & Analysis provides a framework for debate on the pros and cons of creating a domestic intelligence agency. Many policy choices must be considere... Read More...


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TSA Takes Over Matching Passengers to Watch List from Airlines
To address the problem of false matches, the TSA will take over what had formerly been commercial airline responsibility for checking passenger names against the terrorist watch list. By Matthew Harw... Read More...


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Government urged to improve information sharing before crises
A Stimson Center report discusses the need for improved intelligence sharing in a threat environment that includes pandemics, natural disaster, and terrorism with much relevant information outside tra... Read More...


Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress
Threat to Free Trade, Threat to Progress
The crisis of the financial markets could all-too easily be turned into vast economic crisis if political meddling and populist resentments manage to infringe on free trade. By George A. Pieler and Je... Read More...


The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
The Fall of U.S. Hegemony in Latin America
Author analyzes the decreasing influence of the United States in Latin American and the rising influence of Russia and Brasil. By Adam Kott. (10/20/2008) Read More...


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Privacy, Biometrics and the War on Terror
Author argues that national I.D. cards will not be an effective tool in preventing terrorist attacks in the U.S. He cites fundamental flaws including cost, the need to address civil liberties concern... Read More...


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DARPA seeks technology for seeing inside buildings
To help address the problem of fighting adversaries who use asymmetric strategies in urban environments, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is attempting to develop technologies to enable w... Read More...


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U.S. Study Is Said to Warn of Crisis in Afghanistan
A forthcoming National Intelligence Estimate to be issued after the November elections cautions a decline for Afghanistan’s central authority. Among the factors cited are continued cross-border attac... Read More...


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Senate Approves Bill to Broaden Wiretap Powers
After two and a half years of heated debate over the balance between security and civil liberties, the U.S. Senate approves the largest overhaul of surveillance law in three decades. It facilitates e... Read More...


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Forgotten Homeland Security Agenda
In the public discourse on homeland security, discussion tends to revolve only around the department itself. However, the authors note there needs to be recognition that the DHS is one of many parts ... Read More...


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Pakistan's new spy chief
Pakistan chooses former head of Military Operations as Director General of its intelligence agency, ISI. This and more than a dozen other appointments come amidst US concerns over ISI loyalties and p... Read More...


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The counterterrorism paradox
The author asserts that the military actions-side of the War on Terror has done little to diminish the terrorist threat to the U.S. He advocates a more ‘subtle’ global strategy, one that develops all... Read More...


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