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Defense | Security

On Sunday, it was announced that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen would be resigning from her position. President Trump announced the resignation on Twitter, and Nielsen issued a resignation letter a few minutes later....
RUSSIA is preparing sea trials for a fearsome nuclear torpedo capable of creating poisonous tsunamis 500 metres high. Nicknamed ‘Poseidon’, the unmanned underwater vehicle (UUV) can deliver a thermonuclear cobalt bomb of up to 200...
What was once called the “Global War on Terror” will soon enter its third decade. While there have been successes, the threat has evolved over time; new vulnerabilities within free nations and societies have ...
President Trump speaks to reporters at a press conference after holding his second summit talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un in Hanoi, Vietnam. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State...
Pakistan says it has shot down two Indian Air Force jets in a major escalation of the Kashmir conflict. A spokesman said one plane had fallen in Pakistani territory and two pilots had been captured....
Pakistan said Tuesday that Indian warplanes crossed into its airspace over the ceasefire line in Kashmir and dropped payloads, after tensions spiked between the nuclear-armed neighbours over the disputed region.
Chinese President Xi Jinping said Taiwan’s unification with mainland China is “inevitable,” issuing a stern warning against any separatist or independence attempts on the self-governing island in a firmly-worded speech Wednesday.
The Ukrainian military said that Russian boats had opened fire on and seized three of its ships near Crimea, escalating a standoff over the Kerch Strait, a waterway that links the Azov Sea with the Black Sea. In a...
With the resurgence of great power competition as a major challenge to transatlantic security, Northern Europe has once again emerged as an area of strategic relevance for the US and its Allies. Evolving geopolitical dynamics, changing warfare, and new...
NATO has launched its biggest military drill since the collapse of the Soviet Union. This comes a month after Russia hosted China for their own joint military exercises. NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said NATO needed a "strong display" of...
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StratCom Panels I – IV

Panel I: Beyond Europe: How Disinformation Campaigns Affect Democracies Globally. Mr. Pankaj Jain, Founder, SM Hoax Slayer Ms. Tai Nalon, Executive Director, Aos Fatos Mr. Zahed Amanullah, Head of Networks and Outreach, Institute for Strategic Dialogue Dr. Maria Repnikova, Assistant...
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Securing The Homeland

The Homeland Security Secretary briefs us on the security challenges the nation faces and how the Department and its partners, domestic and foreign, are working together to meet them. Kirstjen Nielsen, Secretary of Homeland Security. © The Aspen Institute |...
President Donald Trump clarifies some of his remarks a day after many blasted what he said during the summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, Finland. © CNN Lights go out on President Trump The lights went out on President Trump...
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Killer Algorithms

Academics sometimes say that the field of AI and machine learning is in its adolescence. If that’s the case, it’s an adolescent we’ve given the power to control our news, hire and fire people, and even kill them, says...
Mr. Trump said that NATO allies had agreed to his demand for a significant increase in military spending. But he offered no specifics, and President Emmanuel Macron of France refuted the claim. President Trump reaffirmed U.S. support for NATO on...
At talks in Brussels with Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg, President Donald Trump said that Germany was "totally controlled by Russia" because of its gas imports, and it was a "very bad thing for Nato". He claimed that 70% of Germany's...
Bundespressekonferenz zur Anti-Terror-Übung von Polizei und Bundeswehr mit Bundesinnenminister Thomas de Maizière, Bundesverteidigungsministerin Ursula von der Leyen, Ulrich Mäurer (SPD) und Klaus Bouillon (CDU). © phoenix
In 2017, who has a stronger military, the European Union (EU) or the United States (USA)? The European Union spends only one third as much as the United States does for its defense, but is it as strong and...
President Trump wore a U.S. Navy cap and flight suit when he visited a shipyard in Newport News, Va., to pitch his plan on increasing military spending dramatically. “In these troubled times, our Navy is the smallest it’s been since...
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence released on Friday a report that detailed what it called a Russian campaign to influence the election. The report is the unclassified summary of a highly sensitive assessment from American intelligence...