Posts tagged with security

Kakehashi Trip Report #2: Law Professors Share Perspectives on Law on Punishment of and Measures against Acts of Piracy (Law No. 55 of 2009)

Through the Kakehashi Project, I had the opportunity to meet with Professor Kazuhiro Nakatani and Dr. Yurika Ishii at the University of Tokyo to discuss the Law on Punishment of and Measures against Acts of Piracy (Law No. 55 of 2009). Our conversation centered on how Law No. 55 of 2009 significantly altered Japan’s approach […]

FAS Roundup: January 27, 2014

General confirms enhanced targeting with B61-12 bomb, Defense Science Board urges more global monitoring and more. From the Blogs Defense Science Board Urges Expanded Global Monitoring: A new report by the Defense Science Board urges the U.S. government to expand and accelerate global monitoring for the purposes of detecting nuclear proliferation. The report also emphasized the […]

Kakehashi Trip Report #1: Hiroshima Survivor Shares Perspectives

Over the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the Hiroshima National Peace Memorial Hall for Atomic Bomb Victims as part of the Kakehashi Young Public Intellectuals Trip. During the visit, our delegation had the opportunity to meet with one of the survivors of the Hiroshima bombing and hear about its impact on his life. […]

Review: Emerging Security Challenges: Framing the Policy Context

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Laurent Ajdnik reviewing emerging security challenges.  There are times when you need to question the core meaning of the objects and concepts commonly used in security discourse – even though there seems to be rough consensus on what they are. This is what Graeme P. Herd (Plymouth University/GCSP), […]

FAS Expert Attends Second PfPC Working Group Workshop on Emerging Security Challenges

Technical experts, policymakers, and defense planners are continually faced with the challenge of anticipating the impact of emerging security challenges. New frameworks are therefore needed to understand both the benefits and risks associated with emerging developments and the different forces at work that will determine if and how they will be realized. To that end, […]

The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security: Lessons for the Nuclear Security Community

At a meeting on professional ethics and public awareness organized by the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade & Security, I spoke on a panel called  “The Human Dimension of Nuclear Security.” The conference was hosted by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C. In 2010, President Obama’s set an ambitious goal of […]

Engaging Yemen on the Sources of Insecurity

US aid for Yemen goes predominantly to military and hard security projects. To confront the key sources of instability the U.S. must look beyond military assistance. Tier two engagement will be a critical component of this strategy, especially in looking at challenges to natural resource and human security. As Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula […]

Security in Yemen: Thinking Beyond Terrorism

• Yemen faces severe water shortages within the next decade • access to water resources is already a critical security matter in Yemen • to prevent large-scale resource conflict innovative water provision and management solutions are necessary Last week in Sana’a a British diplomatic convoy was attacked by Al Qaeda militants armed with an RPG. […]