Safety and Security in the Post-Hiroshima World

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Protests in Turkey: What’s Happening and What’s Next

June 5, 2013

When the protests first broke out in Istanbul’s Gezi Park last week, I’ll have to admit I wasn’t phased…at first. The Turkish citizenry is particularly active when it comes to protesting. While studying abroad last fall, I got fairly accustomed to seeing the police with their riot gear out in Taksim or Kadıköy. And while… Read More ›

The Other Awlaki: What the Killing of an American Minor Says About Your Civil Rights

It has been almost a year and a half since a US drone strike killed an American citizen in Yemen, Anwar Al-Awlaki. While Awlaki’s death has inspired commentary and criticism from time to time, the recent release of a 16-page “white paper” regarding the intersection of drone strikes and extrajudicial killings has brought Awlaki’s death… Read More ›

Pop Culture and the Bomb

What do two recent movies, “The Avengers” and “The Dark Knight Rises,” have in common (besides superheroes)? Hint: It has something to do with one of the mainstays of popular culture over the last half century. The correct answer here would be “the bomb.” Both movies in their climaxes illustrate a metropolis threatened by the… Read More ›

Securing Syria’s Conventional and Chemical Weapons

Last week I wrote a post detailing the security implications of the conflict in Syria, with much of the post being dedicated to the threats posed by terrorist groups and the issues surrounding Syria’s chemical weapons in the event of the regime’s collapse. My post was necessarily brief, considering this forum and my limited knowledge… Read More ›

The Security Implications of Syria

It has now been a year and half since the revolution broke out in Syria. After that much time, most citizens of the world have gone back to their regular programming. This is how international crises work. The urgency builds as the crisis escalates–and then when the crisis shows few signs of being resolved, the… Read More ›