Voters at the Topeka Civic Theater in Kansas last year during the midterm elections. The United States Cyber Command took a Russian troll farm off line on Election Day to block any potential interference. Photo Credit: Barrett Emke for The New York Times By Stan Sundel, Associate Editor for Terrorism and Counterterrorism Earlier this year, the Washington … Continue reading Protecting the Polls from Russian Trolls: Why America Must Hack Back
By: Stan Sundel, Associate Editor for the Middle East Photo by: Associated Press There are few things President Trump is more famous for than his bombast and bluster. Trump’s Twitter feed, his favorite communication tool, is flooded with rash rhetoric. His interviews and speeches are often equally audacious. The president is our era’s preeminent … Continue reading Presidential Rhetoric vs Reality: Can You Separate Style from Substance in Trump’s Foreign Policy?
By: Stan Sundel, Reporter Photo Credit: Center for Complex Operations Are stability operations useful in mitigating foreign conflicts? If so, what policy tools can be leveraged to execute successful stability efforts in today’s challenging security environments? These were two of the key questions addressed by Kim Field, a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in … Continue reading Sustaining Stability: The Problems and Possibilities of US Stabilization Operations
Dr. Bruce Hoffman, who has served as the Director of CSS/SSP for seven years, announced in September that he would be stepping down. He will be succeeded Dr. Keir Lieber, whose appointment takes effect January 1, 2018. Dr. Lieber is an Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and the Department … Continue reading Faculty Interview Series: An Interview with Dr. Keir Lieber, Incoming CSS/SSP Director
By: Stan Sundel, Reporter Photo Credit: Georgetown University In just the past few weeks, North Korea has undertaken a number of provocative military measures, including firing rockets over Japan and conducting additional nuclear tests. Can Pyongyang be brought back from the brink, and to the negotiating table? Or is a war on the Korean peninsula … Continue reading Faculty Interview Series: An Interview with Dr. Matthew Kroenig, SFS Associate Professor