Copenhagen Dynamics: A Window into 21st Century Geo-Politics

01/17/2010
By Harald Malmgren History will look back at the Copenhagen Summit as the moment at the beginning of the 21st century when the power structure of the world fundamentally changed. [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="220" caption="Photo: http://www.copenhagenclimatecouncil.com/get-informed/news/cop15-daily-brief-the-copenhagen-accord.html"][/caption] Towards a De-Facto G-2: The Chinese Emergence and the European Re-Alignment During the run-up…

Intel Too Overloaded For Cyber Taskings?

01/17/2010
By John Wheeler "Ne sutor ultra crepidam" (Apelles the Painter to a shoemaker criticizing his picture, as Quoted by Pliny the Elder) Overload Alert Are recent events regarding US intelligence efforts indications that the intelligence agencies might be overloaded with work?  The first-draft answer is Yes, and that a re-balancing…

Does a multi-polar world lead to multi-national governance?

01/16/2010
Considering the relative decline of the United States, the rise of Asia, the shift in power to the commodity-producing states, and the continued inability of Europe to become a global military power, multi-polarity is inevitable.  Many analysts assume that multi-polarity facilitates multi-national governance.  Thus, the decline of the US, and…

Towards Flexible Strategic Capability: The C5 Modernization Asset

01/12/2010
1/12/2010 An effective and flexible multi-mission capability is central to the strategic future of the United States. As the US engages in specific military or security campaigns, undoubtedly investments will have to be made on capabilities designed for specific operations. These specific or tailored solutions meet only a significantly limited…

Geared For Afghanistan: An Interview with USMC Lieutenant-Colonel Pasagian

01/11/2010
As foot soldiers are in increased demand in the harsh terrain of Afghanistan while IEDs have created new types of vulnerabilities, individual protective gear for the infantryman keeps evolving and improving to address new kinds of challenges. SLD's Murielle Delaporte sat down with USMC Lieutenant-Colonel Arthur J. Pasagian, Program manager,…

Israel-India: A Strategic Relationship?

01/11/2010
By Franck Znaty In last November’s Strategic Assessment of the Tel-Aviv-based Institute for National Security Studies (INSS), Yiftah S. Shapir wrote an article entitled “Israel’s Arms Sales to India”. Shapir comments on the recent developments that put Israel as the number one arms supplier to India and looks at where…

Dramatic USCG Rescue Shows Impact of New C4ISR Systems

01/11/2010
Credit: USCG Atlantic Area, January 3, 2010 As we discussed in an earlier article, the new C4ISR systems allow the USCG to connect their assets and work with other agencies to force multiply. Unfortunately, you cannot break a bottle over a C4ISR system (without destroying it) to celebrate its introduction,…

Crafting Cyber Operations: A Terms of Reference for Facing 21st Century Challenges

01/11/2010
As the Wall Street Journal put it, “web is new front among cold war foes.” In this article, the author, Siobha Gorman, noted that : "Alleged attacks on Google Inc. from China redraw the battle lines between the U.S. and its former Cold War adversaries, who are now squaring off…