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Annual Threat Report 2013

April 12, 2013

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Praemon is proud to release this, the first Annual Threat Report. In addition to each student contributor’s regular pieces on varying national security issues, the Annual Threat Report (ATR) is a large-scale, collaborative analysis project. The purpose of the ATR is to identify the handful of threats that we, the members of Praemon, consider to […]

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Hard Decisions for the Future of Soft Power

February 20, 2013

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As the Obama administration settles in for a second term, regional conflicts continually test the United States’ stance in the international arena. Hillary Clinton’s departure from the State Department is highlighted by a record of securing regional partners and enhanced diplomatic clout. Noticeably absent from news feeds is the lack of discernible responses to alarming national […]

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Keep Egypt in Our Corner

February 18, 2013

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Recent events in Egypt have undermined the legitimacy and credibility of President Morsi as well as the power of the Muslim Brotherhood to stabilize Egypt. This destabilization began with the passing of the death sentence on 21 individuals involved in the soccer game riot a year ago that left 74 people dead. The ruling has […]

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Cybersecurity: Closing the Back Door to America’s Enemies

January 31, 2013

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On October 25, 2012, The New York Times published an eye-opening report on an extensive, billion-dollar business empire constructed by relatives of China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao.  Three months later, the Times revealed it had been undergoing intense cyber attacks even before the report was publicly released.  Cooperating with AT&T, the FBI, and a leading […]

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Developments in the Syrian Crisis: The Rise of al-Qaeda and Retreat of the Regime

December 15, 2012

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The situation in Syria has been deteriorating rapidly in the past few weeks. New developments are of special concern for U.S. national security as we are getting a new view of Syria’s geopolitical reality. These developments include the rise in preeminence of al-Qaeda and its affiliates among the rebellion, concerns surrounding chemical weapons security, and […]

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