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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July 26, 2011
For a time, news reports of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and their actions on the battlefield intrigued us at every turn because we were fascinated with the technology and the possibilities. We are also discovering limits and drawbacks, but among all the conversations of how drones are reshaping wars, little attention is being paid to how [...]
May 25, 2011
Threats to national security come in many forms. We often believe all we need to look for is a nation or an organization with unfriendly intentions, or the occasional remarkable individual. Yet analysts are trained to look for existing patterns and trends to determine the most likely and/or most dangerous threats, whatever they may be. [...]
April 4, 2011
Despite the administration’s declarations to the contrary, President Obama’s March 28th speech on Libya sounded suspiciously like a declaration of doctrine on the use of force. Within minutes, commentators were drawing parallels and asking, “Is Ivory Coast next?”
March 23, 2011
A trend has emerged lately among political pundits and international interest-takers, of discussing drug-related violence in Mexico as if it were a threat to national security that the U.S. government has neglected for too long. There is a call for more proactive policy.
The United States has options, but few of them are attractive.