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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

“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,

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

“Psychological Warfare: Principles for Global Competition,” MAJ Robert Coombs SWJ 4-21-21

“The Biden Administration’s ‘Disinformation’ Board Is A Tool Straight From Soviet Russia’s KGB,” J. Michael Waller, The Federalist, May 9, 2022.

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,

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

““The Human Element: The Other Half of Warfare,” Bryan Terrazas  June 2, 2022.

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.

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,,

"Information Warfare: A Conceptual Framework," by Ryan, Julie J. C. H. Guest Presentations, Spring 1996.

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.

“It’s Time to Stop Giving Crypto Companies a Pass,” by Richard Goldberg, The Dispatch, May 20, 2022.

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

Globalism and Nationalism – Dr. John Fonte

Who Makes the ‘Rules’ in a ‘Rules-Based’ Liberal Global Order?” John Fonte, American Greatness, August 12, 2019.

National Sovereignty, Internationalism and Human Rights  - Marion Smith

Common Sense Society honors Cuban Human Rights activist Rosa Maria Paya, Jan. 28, 2022.

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)

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.

“Chinese Economic Influence in Europe -The Governance and Climate Conundrum,” Exec. Summary; Center for Strategic and International Studies Sept. 9, 2021.

Special Ops Forces and Political warfare  - COL David Maxwell

U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF): Background and Issues for Congress,” CRS Report RS21048, Library of Congress, Washington DC, May 11, 2022.

“How Joe Biden Can Push Back Against North Korea’s Political Warfare Strategy,” David Maxwell, 1945, January 25, 2022

North Korea – Greg Scarlatoiu

Considering the Source: Varieties of COVID-19 Information,” Congressional Research Service Report, May 19, 2021.

“What We’re Learning About China’s Use of Social Media for Propaganda, Thomas Jocelyn, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, May 14, 2021.

“Digital Trenches: North Korea’s Information Counter-Offensive,” Martyn Williams, Committee on Human Rights in North Korea, Dec 18, 2019. Introduction, Section 9, Conclusion.

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.

“The U.S. Role on the Global Stage,” Seth Cropsey, U.S. Naval Institute May 2021

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.

Chinese Information Warfare – Dr. Jianli Yang

“Is LinkedIn Cowering For China?” Jianli Yang, Daily Clout, March 27, 2021.

“A Lesson From the Tiananmen Tank Men,” Jianli Yang, Newsweek, June 4, 2022.

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.

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. 12

“Healing by the Book, by Susan Billington Harper, Philanthropy Magazine, Apr. 2018.


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.

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