“If Fakhrizadeh wanted Iran to build a bomb, his ‘martyrdom’ at the hands of a foreign power will make that outcome far more likely,” Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Professor and Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at CNSJeffrey Lewis tells Science Magazine.
“Parler’s fate will hinge on what its members do over the next few months,” Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism Research Lead and Middlebury Institute graduate Alex NewhouseMANPTS ‘18 writes about how the social media site Parler brings together mainstream conservatives, anti-Semites and white supremacists for The Conversation.
A significant strategic shift is necessary is in the application of terrorism sanctions Professor Jason Blazakis, director of Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism argues in Foreign Policy.
Monday’s missile defense test—via an SM-3 Block IIA— by the US “makes it extremely hard to imagine limiting missile defenses in an arms control agreement,” Professor Jeffrey Lewis, director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at CNS tells Forbes.
Aram Shabanian MANPTS ´21, a graduate student of Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies explains the significance of a music video in the latest conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia in this article published by VICE.
How the Winners of the Coronavirus Crisis Could Start a New World Order - Middlebury Institute Professor Avner Cohen and alumnus Mikael Kelly MANPTS ‘20 co-wrote an in-depth exploration of a changing world order published today in Haaretz. This piece was born out of a “fantastic” final paper Kelly wrote for one of his classes says Cohen, who also wants to celebrate Kelly’s achievement as a Presidential Management Fellow who will be starting his new position at the CDC on Monday!
“Ocean climate action such as this is critically overdue,” Middlebury Institute Professor Jason Scorse, director of the Center for the Blue Economy and Blue Frontier’s David Helvarg make the case for their new ambitious Ocean Climate Action Plan in an op-ed in The Hill today.
MIIS Professor and CTEC Director Jason Blazakis co-wrote an article for Slate Magazine with Carnegie Mellon University Professor Colin Clarke regarding the issue of Trump’s possible designation of ANTIFA as a terrorist group. The bottom line - President Trump doesn’t have the legal tools to sanction the ANTIFA movement as a terrorist entity. Second, ANTIFA isn’t a group - it is a loose collection of individuals that form a movement. More at: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2020/06/antifa-terrorist-organization-designation-trump.html