Author Archives | Evan Mecham

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Lacking a Vaccine? The Rising Threat of Cyber Attacks

July 11, 2012

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On July 9th, the FBI shut down the servers of the DNSChanger Network. While many attempts were made by the FBI and ISPs to inform people how to check their computers for infection, it was conservatively estimated that around 250,000 people would lose the ability to connect to the internet when the servers were finally […]

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Confronting Terrorism in Africa

June 27, 2012

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Areas of Control Map - Somalia

Recently, U.S. officials in Kenya warned of an imminent threat of a terrorist attack in Mombasa, Kenya. A day later, a hand grenade was thrown into a bar in Mombasa, killing three people. As America’s attention slowly shifts away from Afghanistan over the next few years, there is growing reason to increase American influence in […]

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Sunken Treasure: Somali Pirates Costing Us All

May 15, 2012

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Though Somali pirates have stayed out of the spotlight for the better part of a year, two days ago, Somali pirates off the Horn of Africa successful attacked and hijacked a Greek-owned oil tanker. The oil tanker is reported to be carrying nearly a million barrels of oil. Though various security measures have been employed […]

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America in Southeast Asia: A Typhoon Scenario?

April 30, 2012

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Largely forgotten in the media, America has been engaged in Operation Enduring Freedom in the Philippines since 2002.  While the mission has been one primarily of training and supplying the Filipino military, it is currently unclear how long the mission will continue; given the increased emphasis of U.S. influence in the region, it would seem […]

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