Military science

Honor guard soldiers carry the coffin of Vasile Raduna, seen in the photo on the right, during the ceremony for the repatriation his and of Corp. Ciprian-Stefan Polschi's body from Afghanistan, in Bucharest, Romania, Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2019. 

Media matters: Part II

Critical State

Critical State, a foreign policy newsletter by Inkstick Media, takes a deep dive into the ways in which militaries look to the media to justify their existence — specifically in how they handle their war dead.

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It’s time for the US to rethink Huntington’s philosophy: Part I

Critical State

Tourists, residents tangle over access to iconic Hollywood sign

Arts, Culture & Media

Cyber warfare developing into larger threat for U.S., it’s allies


High-technology drones and surveillance: How the US tracks terrorists


Chinese hackers steal government information, says Google


Google announced that hundreds of Gmail accounts, including accounts owned by government officials and political activists, have been hacked.

Sierra Leone mental health

Health & Medicine

The challenges of delivering mental health care to the thousands of Sierra Leone adolescents who were forced to fight as soldiers during that country’s civil war.

Assessing America’s Counterinsurgency in Iraq

This month marks 10 years since the start of the American war in Iraq. In military operations alone, the war totaled over $800 billion and largely defined by America’s counterinsurgency efforts in the region. General David Petraeus, who led American military operations in Iraq, was the main proponent of the counterinsurgency tactics used in the […]

The Coming Cyber War

We all know someone who has fallen prey to hackers on their email account, or Twitter, or elsewhere: your grandma, your coworker, or even The New York Times. This is how Mark Frons, chief information officer for The New York Times, explained the man-power behind attacks by Chinese hackers that spanned months on The Takeaway: […]

The Future of International Cyber Attacks

In the tech world, “hackers” are variously freedom fighters, poorly behaved geniuses, truth tellers, underground rock stars, and dangerous criminals where the objective is denial of service, identity theft, or exposure of private, even classified, data to the public. In the world of cyber warfare, the objectives are much bigger: full scale attack on the […]