Tag Archives: China

Taiwan Election

February 2, 2012

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With China’s recent territorial assertiveness in the East China and South China Seas, as well as its military expansion, the United States has expressed growing concern about this rising power. Last November, in what was widely seen as an attempt to reassure U.S. allies in the Asia-Pacific as well as to send a warning to […]

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Why Food is a National Security Threat

July 7, 2011

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When you drive through a McDonald’s or pick up a gallon of milk at the grocery store you probably aren’t thinking of national security. However, the food sector of the United States economy is one of the areas most susceptible to national security threats in a variety of forms. One need only look at the […]

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Rare Earth Metals: A Hi-Tech Wonder With a Price

May 31, 2011

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Do you drive a hybrid or a hydrogen-battery powered car, use an i-pod or i-phone, laptop, DVD/blu-ray player or have you ever needed an x-ray?  If the answer is yes to any of the above, then you’ve used a technology that requires rare earth metals.  Don’t know what they are?  Most people don’t, or aren’t […]

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Cyber Security: The Next Great Threat (Pt 1)

May 10, 2011

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With the fall of Osama Bin Laden, the future of terrorism is somewhat uncertain. Conventional terrorist attacks had been trending away from the grandiose to the small-scale in recent years. Recruitment into terrorist groups such as Al-Qaeda has been shifting from extremists in Pakistan, Afghanistan, and other Arab nations to tech savvy youth in countries […]

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France’s Interest in Africa

April 25, 2011

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For those who haven’t been counting, France is heavily involved in three major interventions. One, Afghanistan, has been occurring for quite some time, but the other two are recent and reveal some interesting insights into France’s foreign policy outlook for the future. Nicolas Sarkozy has been President of France for nearly four years and has […]

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