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    Analyzing and Improving Airborne Command and Control

    Is size an important factor in determining the effectiveness of airborne command and control (C2) platforms? Not really, says Roger Misso. His research suggests that the US Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye is just as effective in theater operations as NATO’s and the US Air Force’s much larger E-3 AWACS. More

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    Why ISIS’ Forerunners Lost

    The so-called Islamic State is not the only revivalist movement that has forcibly tried to redefine the borders of the Middle East. Today, Simon Anglim recalls the rise and fall of the Wahhabi-Saudi Emirate of the 18th-19th centuries and ponders what it can tell us about the long-term future of ISIS. More

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    Handling Cyber Incidents & Cyber Crises: Terminology, Perspective and Attribution

    Why are the public and private sectors still having trouble responding to cyber incidents and even crises? The CSS’ Michel Herzog points to 1) lingering definitional disputes, 2) varying responses to unwanted cyber ‘events’, and 3) the ability of cyber emergencies to create ‘attribution dilemmas’. More

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    Strengthening Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

    Why is it difficult to maintain large-scale stability in a world of multiple nuclear powers? According to Gregory Koblentz, one glaring problem is that the security dilemma of the past has been replaced by the ‘trilemmas’ of the present, which include the possibility of cyber-attacks against early warning systems and more. More

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    YaleGlobal Online

    Our featured partner this week is YaleGlobal Online, which is a publication produced by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. The latter is located in New Haven, Connecticut. More


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UNSCOM and Disarmament: Lessons Learned with Robert Gallucci

In this video, Robert Gallucci reviews the lessons he learned while working as the Deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission (UNSCOM) in Iraq, which oversaw the country’s partial disarmament at the end of the first Gulf War (1991). While recounting his experiences, Gallucci also explores the current problems posed by weapons of mass destruction. More on «UNSCOM and Disarmament: Lessons Learned with Robert Gallucci»

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28 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Analyzing and Improving Airborne Command and Control

Is size an important factor in determining the effectiveness of airborne command and control (C2) platforms? Not really, says Roger Misso. His research suggests that the US Navy’s E-2 Hawkeye is just as effective in theater operations as NATO’s and the US Air Force’s much larger E-3 AWACS. More on «Analyzing and Improving Airborne Command and Control»


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28 Nov 2014 Security Watch

Why ISIS’ Forerunners Lost

The so-called Islamic State is not the only revivalist movement that has forcibly tried to redefine the borders of the Middle East. Today, Simon Anglim recalls the rise and fall of the Wahhabi-Saudi Emirate of the 18th-19th centuries and ponders what it can tell us about the long-term future of ISIS. More on «Why ISIS’ Forerunners Lost»


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28 Nov 2014ISN Blog

Handling Cyber Incidents & Cyber Crises: Terminology, Perspective and Attribution

Why are the public and private sectors still having trouble responding to cyber incidents and even crises? The CSS’ Michel Herzog points to 1) lingering definitional disputes, 2) varying responses to unwanted cyber ‘events’, and 3) the ability of cyber emergencies to create ‘attribution dilemmas’. More on «Handling Cyber Incidents & Cyber Crises: Terminology, Perspective and Attribution»


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Nov 2014 Publications

Strengthening Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

Why is it difficult to maintain large-scale stability in a world of multiple nuclear powers? According to Gregory Koblentz, one glaring problem is that the security dilemma of the past has been replaced by the ‘trilemmas’ of the present, which include the possibility of cyber-attacks against early warning systems and more. More on «Strengthening Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age»


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YaleGlobal Online is a publication produced by the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale University. More on «YaleGlobal Online »