TOPICS & READINGS - Summer 2019

Grand Strategy - Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon

The Art of Peace: Engaging a Complex World (2016), by Juliana Geran Pilon

Philosophical Foundations of Freedom - Dr. Thomas Merrill

 

‘The Later Jefferson and the Problem of Natural Rights,” by Thomas Merrill, Perspectives on Political Science, 44:122–130, 2015

The Classical Liberal Foundations of the U.S. Constitution – Dr. Roger Pilon

“American Constitutional Theory and History: Implications for European Constitutionalism,” by Roger Pilon, Cato Journal, Fall 2018  https://www.cato.org/cato-journal/fall-2018/american-constitutional-theory-historyimplications-european

Global Dimensions of Economic Liberty – Juan Carlos Hidalgo

“U.S. Policy toward Latin America,” Cato Handbook for Policymakers, 8th ed., 2017.

https://object.cato.org/sites/cato.org/files/serials/files/cato-handbook-policymakers/2017/2/cato-handbook-for-policymakers-8th-edition-78_0.pdf

Information Warfare - Dr. Julie J. C. H. Ryan​​

"Information Warfare: A Conceptual Framework," by  Julie J. C. H. Ryan, Guest Presentations, Spring 1996. http://www.pirp.harvard.edu/publications/pdf-blurb64b4.html?ID=346

Lobbying Pros and Cons - Eric Hannis

“Congressional panel calls for lobbying disclosure reforms,” by Alex Gangitano, The Hill, 05/23/19. https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/445252-house-panel-seeks-transparency-on-lobbying-disclosures

 

The Founders' Legacy for U.S. Foreign Policy – Dr. Matthew Spalding

“America’s Founders and the Principles of Foreign Policy: Sovereign Independence, National Interests, and the Cause of Liberty in the World,” First Principles Series, No. 33, The Heritage Foundation, http://thf_media.s3.amazonaws.com/2010/pdf/fp0033.pdf

Right and Left: Past the Ad Hominems - Dr. Lee Edwards

 

“Rick Perlstein, You’re No Herodotus,” by Lee Edwards, NR April 18, 2017. https://www.nationalreview.com/2017/04/rick-perlstein-article-ignorant-absurd/


Sovereignty and Nationalism – Dr. John Fonte

 

"Sovereignty or Submission: Liberal Democracy or Global Governance?” by John Fonte, Foreign Policy Research Institute E-Notes, Oct. 2011, https://www.fpri.org/docs/media/201110.fonte_.sovereignty.pdf

Afghanistan's Challenges and How the U.S. Can Help - Fawzia Etemadi and Dr.  Hamid Naweed

 

“Political Stability in Afghanistan A 2020 Vision and Roadmap,” Alex Thier and Scott Worden, U.S. Institute of Peace Special Report 408, July 2017. https://www.usip.org/sites/default/files/2017-07/sr408-political-stability-in-afghanistan-a-2020-vision-and-roadmap.pdf

Government Cyber Activity - Dr. Alex Crowther

 

"Detangling the Web: A Screenshot of U.S. Government Cyber Activity,” by G. Alexander Crowther and Shaheen Ghori, Joint Force Quarterly 78, July 1, 2015. http://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/jfq/jfq-78/jfq-78_75-83_Crowther-Ghori.pdf  

 

Narcoterrorism in Latin America - Dr. Celina Realuyo

 

"The Evolving Role of the Security Forces to Counter Transnational Organized Crime in the Americas,” by Celina B. Realuyo, Regional Insights, 2018, No. 2 (March) https://www.williamjperrycenter.org/content/evolving-role-security-forces-counter-transnational-organized-crime-americas

Countering Disinformation and Misinformation - Todd Leventhal

“Deception, Disinformation, and Strategic Communications: How One Interagency Group Made a Major Difference,” Fletcher Schoen and Christopher J. Lamb, National Defense University Press, June 2012. https://ndupress.ndu.edu/Portals/68/Documents/stratperspective/inss/Strategic-Perspectives-11.pdf

Perceptions Management: Soviet Active Measures - Dr. Jack Dziak

 

"Perceptions Management: Soviet Deception and its Implications for National Security, by Cathy Darlene Walters, Naval Postgraduate School Thesis, 1998. https://ia801309.us.archive.org/18/items/perceptionsmanag00waltpdf/perceptionsmanag00walt.pdf

 

The Holocaust’s Relevance Today – Dr. Radu Ioanid

 

Introduction to the Holocaust: https://www.ushmm.org/learn/introduction-to-the-holocaust


“Review of The Holocaust in Romania by Radu Ioanid,” Literature Salon, Nov. 19, 2014. https://literaturesalon.wordpress.com/2014/11/19/review-of-the-holocaust-in-romania-by-radu-ioanid/
 

Broadcasting to the Arab World - Omran Salman

"More Than Half The Battle: On Broadcasting And Ideology" https://www.memri.org/reports/more-half-battle-broadcasting-and-ideology


“A new and revitalized Alhurra TV launches across the Middle East,” U.S. Agency for Global Media, Nov. 3, 2018.


https://www.usagm.gov/2018/11/03/a-new-and-revitalized-alhurra-tv-launches-across-the-middle-east/

The Senate Armed Service Committee’s Current Concerns - Josh Carter

“Strategic Trends 2018,” John Thompson, Brian Carlson, Severin Fischer, Tim Prior, eds., ETH Zürich Center for Security Studies (CSS), 2018. http://www.css.ethz.ch/content/dam/ethz/special-interest/gess/cis/center-for-securities-studies/pdfs/ST2018-06-TP.pdf

War Crimes Prosecutions - Charles "Cully" Stimson

 

"Case Against Accused USS Cole Bomber Stalled Again,” by Charles "Cully" Stimson, Heritage Foundation Commentary, Apr. 19, 2019, https://www.heritage.org/terrorism/commentary/case-against-accused-uss-cole-bomber-stalled-again

Maritime Strategy - Dr. Seth Cropsey

"China Is Testing the United States,” by Seth Cropsey, Real Clear Defense, April 2, 2019. https://www.hudson.org/research/14925-china-is-testing-the-united-states

U. S. Development Assistance: Democracy Building – J. Randall Tift

“9 Ways USAID Improves Democracy, Human Rights & Governance,” by Jessica Benton Cooney, USAID, Jul. 13, 2017. https://medium.com/usaid-2030/9-ways-usaid-improves-democracy-human-rights-governance-89f042b92d 12

Central Europe: Focus on Hungary - Anna Stumpf Smith Lacey

 

"Hungary and the Future of Europe,” Christopher Caldwell, Claremont Review of Books, April 30, 21019 https://www.claremont.org/crb/article/hungary-and-the-future-of-europe/

Cyber Warfare - Dr. Stephen D. Bryen

"The Cybersecurity Delusion,” by Stephen D. Bryen and Rachel Ehrenfeld, Aug. 10, 2016. http://acdemocracy.org/the-cyber-security-delusion/

Technology Security and National Power: Winners and Losers, by Stephen D. Bryen, Cyber Warfare, Ch. 6. 

Speech in International Context - Dr. Jacquie Pfeffer Merrill

“Global Support for Principle of Free Expression, but Opposition to Some Forms of Speech,” by Richard Wike and Katie Simmons, Pew Research Center, Nov. 18, 2015. http://www.pewglobal.org/2015/11/18/global-support-for-principle-of-free-expression-but-opposition-to-some-forms-of-speech/

Building Civil Society - Dan Fisk, Scott Mastick

History of the National Endowment for Democracy http://www.ned.org/about/history/
 

Ronald Reagan’s Westminster Speech, June 8, 1982. http://www.historyplace.com/speeches/reagan-parliament.htm
 

Preliminary statement by International Republican Institute (IRI) and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) on the Nigerian elections of March 9, 2019. https://www.iri.org/sites/default/files/wysiwyg/iri_ndi_gubernatorial_and_state_assembly_observation_preliminary_statement.pdf
 

Strategic and Tactical Challenges of the U.S. Army - BG Michael Eastman

Summary of the 2018 National Defense Strategy https://www.defense.gov/Portals/1/Documents/pubs/2018-National-Defense-Strategy-Summary.pdf

Transportation Security Issues - John Simmons, Toby Estes

“Transportation Security: Issues for the 115th Congress: July 5, 2006 – January 5, 2017,” Congressional Research Service Report RL-33512, esp. “Introduction” and “Aviation Cybersecurity”  https://www.everycrsreport.com/reports/RL33512.html

U.S. Military Strength - Mackenzie Eaglen

 

"Defense budget peaks in 2019, underfunding the National Defense Strategy,” by Mackenzie Eaglen, American Enterprise Institute, May 2019. http://www.aei.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/2019-Defense-Budget.pdf

Gaza and the Palestinian Problem - Dr. Jonathan Schanzer

“The Gaza Conundrum,” Jonathan Schanzer, Commentary, May 14, 2019, https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/05/14/the-gaza-conundrum/

Asian Threats and Special Forces Operations - COL David Maxwell

 

Midterm Assessment: North Korea,” David Maxwell and Mathew Ha, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies Policy Brief, Jan. 31, 2019, https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2019/01/31/midterm-assessment-north-korea/

Public Diplomacy and Voice of America - Dr. Rick Barnes

"How to Make the Voice of America Come Through Loud and Clear,” by Robert Reilly, Wall Street Journal, Feb. 17, 2017. https://www.wsj.com/articles/how-to-make-the-voice-of-america-come-through-loud-and-clear-1487375332 

Helping Women in the Developing World to be Independent - Dorothy Taft

“Healing by the Book, by Susan Billington Harper, Philanthropy Magazine, Apr. 2018. https://www.philanthropyroundtable.org/philanthropy-magazine/article/healing-by-the-book

The IMF and Global Financial Security - Piotr Trabinsky

Challenges faced by international monetary fund (IMF) and the ways of dealing with them,” by Maria Sanchez, Research Methodology, May 18, 2016. https://research-methodology.net/challenges-faced-by-international-monetary-fund-imf-and-the-ways-of-dealing-with-them/

Strengthening Democracy and Private Sector Economy - Abdulwahab Alkebsi

“Lessons in Democratic Development,” by John Sullivan, CIPE Resources, May 25, 2018. https://www.cipe.org/resources/lessons-in-democratic-development/

Protecting Democracies Amid A Flood of Corrosive Capital,” Center for International Private Enterprise, Sept. 2018, https://www.cipe.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/CorrosiveCapitalPaper_20190514.pdf

Human Rights in North Korea: National Security Implications – Rosa Park

"Universal Periodic Review of the DPRK 2014-2018,” HRNK Submission, May 2019. https://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/HRNK-UPR-FINAL.pdf

Media Bias - Eric Rozenman

"The Washington Post’s Mythical ‘Five Myths about Iran,’” by Eric Rozenman, InSight, Jan. 23, 2018. https://www.jewishpolicycenter.org/2018/01/23/washington-posts-mythical-five-myths-iran/


"After Apologizing for Anti-semitic Cartoon…”, by Ricki Hollander, CAMERA May 6, 2019. https://www.camera.org/article/post-apology-over-anti-semitism-how-impartial-is-the-new-york-times-reporting-about-israel/
 

Terrorism - Ilan Berman

 

"Technology Is Making Terrorists More Effective And Harder To Thwart,” Ilan Berman, The National Interest, Feb. 22, 2019. http://www.ilanberman.com/22397/technology-is-making-terrorists-more-effective

Putinism - Dr. Herman Pirchner 

 

"'Putin's brain' an echo of absolute tyrants,” by Herman Pirchner, The Hill, 3/08/19, https://thehill.com/opinion/international/433171-putins-brain-echoes-of-absolute-tyrants

The Ongoing Challenge of Communism - Marion Smith

The Black Book of Communism: Crimes, Terror, Repression, eds. Stephane Courtois, et. al., 1999. https://ia800500.us.archive.org/26/items/TheBlackBookofCommunism10/the-black-book-of-communism-jean-louis-margolin-1999-communism.pdf Foreword and Introduction.

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