06 Sep 2013

Why “Cyberwar” Isn’t Happening

“Cyberwar” is an imprecise and ugly term. Equal parts misleading and ambiguous, the term cyberwar has somehow battled its way into our modern lexicon and is used vaguely to describe acts of virtual aggression. Most often, cyberwar is used to describe an ill-defined and inevitable sate of computer-centric conflict between

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05 Sep 2013

We’re only Human: Addressing the Cyber Threat Origin

Private entities are pouring money and manpower into creating the best technologies to help mitigate a host of threats in the cyber realm. The US federal government is increasingly following this strategy. Yet, even cutting edge technology cannot determine one of the most critical and elusive intelligence questions: motivation. What

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05 Sep 2013

A Square Peg in a Round Hole? Turkey’s Fledgling Bid for EU Candidacy

Recent demonstrations in Turkey have awakened a conversation that had fallen out of public interest: should Turkey be admitted into the European Union? Three years have passed since any progress was made in accession discussions. In that time, international tensions have risen and, domestically, Turkey has become embroiled in

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08 Jan 2013

Bitcoin: Today and Tomorrow

Introduction: What is Bitcoin? Bitcoin is the world’s first digitally traded open source currency. The use of Bitcoins have grown slowly and steadily since the program was first released in early 2009. The creator of Bitcoin uses the pseudonym Satoshi Nakamoto to avoid publicity and has allowed international project leaders

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06 Dec 2012

Terrorism Online: The Web’s Role in Radicalization

Old-fashioned paper propaganda is getting phased out. Taking its place is social media, a relative newcomer that is taking the world by storm. Social media’s open, web-based interactive formats allow for instant communication to an unlimited audience. The use of social media has dramatically risen in the last decade,

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