TOPICS & READINGS

American Grand Strategy and the Role of Information - Dr. Juliana Geran Pilon

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

Philosophical Roots of the American 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-history-implications-european

“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

Cognitive Security and PSYOP (Psychological Operations) – Dr. Mike Waller

“Psychological Warfare: Principles for Global Competition,” MAJ Robert Coombs SWJ 4-21-21 https://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/psychological-warfare-principles-global-competition

“The Biden Administration’s ‘Disinformation’ Board Is A Tool Straight From Soviet Russia’s KGB,” J. Michael Waller, The Federalist, May 9, 2022. https://thefederalist.com/2022/05/09/the-biden-administrations-new-disinformation-board-is-a-tool-straight-from-soviet-russias-kgb/

Cyber security in the Nuclear Age – Dr. Steve Bryen

Technology Security and National Power: Winners and Losers, Stephen D. Bryen (Routledge, 2015), Chs. 5 and 6 (pdf)

“Social Media: Misinformation and Content Moderation Issues for Congress,” January 27, 2021 Congressional Research Service, https://crsreports.congress.gov

Civil-Military Relations – BG (ret.) Mike Eastman

“Are US Civil-Military Relations in Crisis?” Rosa Brooks, Parameters, Vol. 51, No. 1, Spring 3-2-2021 https://press.armywarcollege.edu/parameters/vol51/iss1/7/

““The Human Element: The Other Half of Warfare,” Bryan Terrazas  June 2, 2022.  https://thestrategybridge.org/the-bridge/2022/6/2/the-human-element-the-other-half-of-warfare

Russia and Ukraine – Disinformation redux – Dr. Herman Pirchner, Jr.

“Is Russia preparing for a future without Putin? Should we?” Herman Pirchner, Jr. The Hill, May 13, 2022. https://thehill.com/opinion/international/3487393-is-russia-preparing-for-a-future-without-putin-should-we/

Defense Department and the Information Domain - Dr. Julie Ryan

“Protecting Unmanned Aircraft Information,” Ch 4, Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the Cyber Domain: Protecting USA's Advanced Air Assets, by Randall K. Nichols, Julie J.C.H. Ryan, et.al., https://newprairiepress.org/ebooks/21/

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

Cryptocurrency and Cyber 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/

“It’s Time to Stop Giving Crypto Companies a Pass,” by Richard Goldberg, The Dispatch, May 20, 2022. https://thedispatch.com/p/its-time-to-stop-giving-crypto-companies?utm_campaign=post

Crypto, Corruption, and Capital Controls: Cross-Country Correlations, by Marwa Alnasaa et al., IMF Working Paper No. 2022/060, March 25, 2022, Exec. Summary

https://www.imf.org/en/Publications/WP/Issues/2022/03/25/Crypto-Corruption-and-Capital-Controls-Cross-Country-Correlations-515676

Globalism and Nationalism – Dr. John Fonte

Who Makes the ‘Rules’ in a ‘Rules-Based’ Liberal Global Order?” John Fonte, American Greatness, August 12, 2019. https://amgreatness.com/2019/08/12/who-makes-the-rules-in-a-rules-based-liberal-global-order/

National Sovereignty, Internationalism and Human Rights  - Marion Smith

Common Sense Society honors Cuban Human Rights activist Rosa Maria Paya, Jan. 28, 2022. https://www.c-span.org/video/?517403-10/common-sense-society-evening-gala-governor-desantis-rosa-maria-paya-remarks

Congressional Debates on Military Spending – Josh Carter, Eric Hannis

The Defense Industry’s Role in Militarizing US Foreign Policy,” Shana Marshall, Middle East Report 294 (Spring 2020) https://merip.org/2020/06/the-defense-industrys-role-in-militarizing-us-foreign-policy/

Disinformation in Central and Eastern Europe - Matthew Boyse

The Kremlin Playbook, “Understanding Russian Influence in Central and Eastern Europe,” Exec. Summary, Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 13, 2016. https://www.csis.org/analysis/kremlin-playbook

“Chinese Economic Influence in Europe -The Governance and Climate Conundrum,” Exec. Summary; Center for Strategic and International Studies Sept. 9, 2021.  https://csd.bg/publications/publication/chinese-economic-influence-in-europe/

Special Ops Forces and Political warfare  - COL David Maxwell

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress,” CRS Report https://crsreports.congress.gov RS21048, Library of Congress, Washington DC, May 11, 2022. https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/22013345/us-special-operations-forces-sof-background-and-issues-for-congress-may-11-2022.pdf

“How Joe Biden Can Push Back Against North Korea’s Political Warfare Strategy,” David Maxwell, 1945, January 25, 2022 https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2022/01/25/north-koreas-political-warfare-strategy/

North Korea – Greg Scarlatoiu

Considering the Source: Varieties of COVID-19 Information,” Congressional Research Service Report, May 19, 2021. https://crsreports.congress.gov/product/pdf/IF/IF11552

“What We’re Learning About China’s Use of Social Media for Propaganda, Thomas Jocelyn, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, May 14, 2021. https://www.fdd.org/analysis/2021/05/14/chinas-use-of-social-media-propaganda/

“Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive,” Martyn Williams, Committee on Human Rights in North Korea, Dec 18, 2019. Introduction, Section 9, Conclusion. https://www.hrnk.org/uploads/pdfs/Williams_Digital_Trenches_Web_FINAL.pdf

Grand Strategy and the Chinese Threat – Seth Cropsey

 “The Unappreciated Power of Radio Free Asia: Telling the Truth to China's People,” Harry Halem & Seth Cropsey The Hill, 4/20/21. https://thehill.com/opinion/technology/549143-the-unappreciated-power-of-radio-free-asia-telling-the-truth-to-chinas

“The U.S. Role on the Global Stage,” Seth Cropsey, U.S. Naval Institute May 2021 https://www.usni.org/magazines/proceedings/2021/may/us-role-global-stage

American Values and Free Speech – Dr. Tom 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/

Chinese Information Warfare – Dr. Jianli Yang

“Is LinkedIn Cowering For China?” Jianli Yang, Daily Clout, March 27, 2021. https://dailyclout.io/opinion-is-linkedin-cowering-for-china/

“A Lesson From the Tiananmen Tank Men,” Jianli Yang, Newsweek, June 4, 2022. https://www.newsweek.com/lesson-tiananmen-tank-men-opinion-1712687

Strategic Communication and the Web  – Dr. Paul Lieber

“Countering Disinformation: Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?” Michael Jackson and Paul Lieber, Cyber Defense Review, Summer 2020. https://cyberdefensereview.army.mil/CDR-Content/Articles/Article-View/Article/2288586/countering-disinformation-are-we-our-own-worst-enemy/

Cognitive Security – Dr. Rand Waltzman

“The Weaponization of Information: The Need for Cognitive Security,” Rand Waltzman, Testimony presented before the Senate

Foreign Assistance and Human Rights  – Dorothy Taft

“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

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

 

Foreign Assistance and National Security – Zebu Jilani

“Granddaughter to Ruler of Swat, Zebu Jilani Continues to Fulfill her Family’s Duty in Pakistan," Elan, Jan. 14, 2014. https://www.elanthemag.com/granddaughter-ruler-swat-ms-zebu-jilani-continues-fulfill-familys-duty/

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