Immigration Fight Shows Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality
July 8, 2018

The 11 Fake Arguments in Every Argument Against Sensible Gun Control
New America
March 1, 2018

National Security Pros, Itís Time to Talk About Right-Wing Extremism
Defense One
February 28, 2018

The 2018 State of the Digital Union: The Seven Deadly Sins of Cyber Security We Must Face
War on the Rocks
January 30, 2018

What We Didn't Learn from Twitter's News Dump on Russiagate
January 20, 2018


Immigration Fight Shows Silicon Valley Must Stop Feigning Neutrality
July 8, 2018

What We Didn't Learn from Twitter's News Dump on Russiagate
January 20, 2018

War Goes Viral. How social media is being weaponized across the world
The Atlantic
November 2016

Terror on Twitter
Popular Science
December 11, 2015


"Eastern Arsenal" is an article series for Popular Science that uses open source intelligence and reporting to track the latest in China's military and technology rise.


The rise of AI is sparking an international arms race
September 13, 2017

The Next War
September 6, 2017

China's Race to Space Domination
Popular Science
September 2016

What We Know About the Wars of The Future. (pdf)
Aviation Week and Space Technology
May 9, 2016

The Lessons of World War III
Testimony to the Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on "The Future of War."
Nov 3, 2015

Humans Can't Escape Killer Robots, but Humans Can Be Held Accountable for Them
Vice News
April 15, 2016

Droids and The Force: How the Science in 'Star Wars' Is Actually Real
The Wall Street Journal
December 14, 2015

Game of Drones (pdf)
The Sydney Morning Herald
December 5, 2015

Warfare has changed forever now that there are no secrets
Wired UK
November 27, 2015

Drones: The Science Fiction Technology of Tomorrow is Already Here Today
Future Horizons
Fall 2015

The new race for the game changers of future wars
CNN Opinion
November 3, 2015

Here's how World War Three could start tomorrow
The Telegraph
November 24, 2015

Tomorrow's Terrorist
September 17, 2015

War, Forever
September 14, 2015

Flight Plan
August 27, 2015

How Fiction can Reveal the Horrors of Future Wars
August 7, 2015

Traveling Back to Look Ahead at the Future of War
Writer's Digest
July 29, 2015

The Future of War
Popular Science
July 20, 2015

The weapons the U.S. needs for a war it doesn’t want
July 20, 2015

The Reality of Cyberwar
Politico Magazine
July 9, 2015

The Future of War
Defense One
July 7, 2015

Space could be the battlefield for World War III
July 1, 2015

Is War with China Avoidable?
Popular Science
July 1, 2015

Exploring Cyber Weapons of the Future and World War III with the Author of 'Ghost Fleet'
June 30, 2015

Try to ID these weapons of World War III
Foreign Policy
June 30, 2015

How to Write About World War III
The Atlantic
June 30, 2015

What Weapons would China use in World War III?
Popular Science
June 30, 2015

The Big Idea
June 30, 2015

Ghosts in the Machine
Medium: The Pendulum
June 30, 2015

Weapons of the Next War
The Diplomat
June 30, 2015

This Is What World War III Will Look Like
June 30, 2015

A Conversation on the 'Next World War'
Real Clear Defense
June 29, 2015

U.S. Military’s Tech Primacy Challenged by Private, Foreign Development
World Politics Review
June 29, 2015

From unmanned fighters to orbital lasers, how the U.S. and China could fight a war
The Washington Post
June 29, 2015

The Art of World War III
Vice Motherboard
June 24, 2015

Reading War With China
The American Conservative
June 22, 2015


The Next President Will Decide the Fate of Killer Robots‚ÄĒand the Future of War
September 6, 2016

Robocops are here. It’s time to create rules for how police can use them.
August 9, 2016

The Police Used a Robot to Kill: The Questions.
July 10, 2016

Humans Can't Escape Killer Robots, but Humans Can Be Held Accountable for Them
Vice News
April 15, 2016

The 3D Printed War
May 21, 2015

Ask Your 2016 Candidate These Questions on Drone Warfare
Defense One
May 18, 2015

The future of war will be robotic
February 23, 2015

Secretive D.O.D Drone Dodges Defenses at Hypersonic Speed
Popular Science
December 12, 2014

Drones, Warfare, Science Fiction and Cybercrime: A Conversation with P.W. Singer
TED Blog
November 20, 2013

Game of Drones
October 26, 2013

Lessons on Defense Strategy from the Interwar Years
Armed Forces Journal
August 2013

International Review of the Red Cross Interview
June 30, 2013

Lessons and Context of the Navy’s First Carrier Drone Flight
Brookings Institute
May 15, 2013

Finally, Obama Breaks His Silence on Drones
LA Times
May 23, 2013

Die Zukunft is schon da
Internationale Politik
May 2013

The Global Swarm
Foreign Policy
March 11, 2013

The Predator Comes Home: A Primer on Domestic Drones, their Huge Business Opportunities, and their Deep Political, Moral, and Legal Challenges
March 8, 2013

Obama, Own Your Secret Wars
New York Daily News
February 17, 2013

A Military Medal for Drone Strikes? Makes Sense.
Washington Post
February 15, 2013

The Opportunities and Challenges of the Coming Domestic Drone Boom
Christopher Newport University Center for American Studies
January 28, 2013

An Obama Doctrine on New Rules of War
Brookings Institute
January 17, 2013

The Robotics Revolution
Canadian International Council
December 11, 2012

Tell US the One About the Robots, Mr. President.
Foreign Policy
October 23, 2012

Baby Steps: The Drone Industry’s Code of Conduct
The Atlantic
July 19, 2012

German Technology Review
May 2, 2012

Do Drones Undermine Democracy?
The New York Times
January 25, 2012

The Future of Naval Aviation: This Century’s Naval Aviation Pioneers Flying Unmanned Aircraft
Washington Post
December 6, 2011

Military Robotics and Ethics: A World of Killer Apps
September 21, 2011

U Turn: Unmanned Systems Could be Casualties of Budgetary Pressures
Armed Forces Journal
April 2011

Battlefields of the Future
SudDeutsche Zeitung
February 4, 2011

The Ethics of New Military Technology
Journal of Military Ethics
December 2010

War of the Machines
Scientific American
July, 2010

We, Robot
Slate Magazine
May 28, 2010

How the U.S. Military Can Win the Robotic Revolution
Popular Mechanics
May 13, 2010

Congressional Testimony
The United States House of Representative, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs
March 23, 2010

Will Foreign Drones One Day Attack the U.S.?
February 28, 2010

The Unmanned Mission
February 22, 2010

War of the Robots ¬ó All Too Real Questions We Have to Ask
Nieman Watchdog
January 17, 2010

Robotique: La révolution est en marche (pdf)
Défense & Sécurité Internationale
N.55, Janvier 2010, p. 34-36

A Revolution Once More: Unmanned Systems and the Middle East
(Arabic Translation PDF)
Future Horizon
Nov. 1, 2009, pp. 83-87

War Games (pdf)
November 2009

Wired for War: the future of military robots
Wired (UK)
August 28, 2009

Tactical Generals: Leaders, Technology, and the Perils of Battlefield Micromanagement
Air and Space Power Journal
Summer 2009

Attack of the Drones
The National (UAE)
June 27, 2009

The Rise of the Tactical General
Armed Forces Journal
June 2009

Gaming the Robot Revolution
May 22, 2009

Wired For War or How We Learned to Stop Worrying and Let Dystopian SF Movies Inspire our Military Bots
H+ Plus
May 20, 2009

Asimov's Laws of Robotics Are Total BS
May 18, 2009

We’re Inventing the Future
Washingtonian Magazine
May 2009

Robots at War
Popular Science
April 7, 2009

The 3 Laws May Not Be Enough To Guide Robot Warriors
April 1, 2009

Wired for War: Author Explains Revolution in Robotics, Scares Crap Out of Us
March 23, 2009

Q&A with P.W. Singer
National Post
March 16, 2009

Q&A: The robot wars have arrived
CNET: Planetary Gear Blog
March 12, 2009

Robots and the Rise of 'Tactical Generals'
Defense News
March 9, 2009

P.W. Singer on War as Entertainment
Big Think Podcast
February 16, 2009

Wired for War? Robots and Military Doctrine
Joint Forces Quarterly
Winter 2009, issue 52, p. 104-110

Military Robots and the Laws of War
The New Atlantis
Winter 2009

Inside the Rise of the Warbots
February 4, 2009

American Killing Machines
Los Angeles Times
January 30, 2009

Military 2.0: Should You Fear the Killer Robots?
Mother Jones
January 29, 2009

In the Loop? Armed Robots and the Future of War
Defense Industry Daily
January 28, 2009

Prepare for the Robot Wars: Six questions for P.W. Singer, author of Wired for War
January 27, 2009

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The 2018 State of the Digital Union: The Seven Deadly Sins of Cyber Security We Must Face
War on the Rocks
January 30, 2018

What everyone needs to know about Russian hacking
Oxford University Press
May 21, 2017

Is the Cyber Era the New Cold War?
Berggruen Institute
March 29, 2017

Cybersecurity’s Human Side: How Can We Solve Our People Problem?
Defense One
March 20, 2017

Videos of Testimony to the House Armed Services Committee:
"Cyber Warfare in the 21st Century: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities."

6min Opening Statement | Full Hearing
March 1, 2017

Written Testimony to the House Armed Services Committee:
"Cyber-Deterrence And The Goal of Resilience: 30 New Actions That Congress Can Take To Improve U.S. Cybersecurity"

March 1, 2017

How America Can Beat Russia in Cyber War, Despite Trump
January 14, 2017

Prepared Testimony and Statement for the Record at the Hearing on "Digital Acts of War"
House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
July 13, 2016

'Dark Territory: The Secret History of Cyber War,' by Fred Kaplan
New York Times
March 1, 2016

Obama's Cybersecurity Plan is Meant to Secure His Legacy
February 10, 2016

Os 5 maiores mitos sobre cibersegurança, desmistificados
October 9, 2015

A Cibersegurança é uma responsabilidade de todos
October 9, 2015

Hacked Hardware Could Cause the Next Big Security Breach
Popular Science
February 17, 2015

Ciberarmas y carreras de armamentos: un an√°lisis
Vanguardia Dossier
March 2015

5 Lessons from the Sony Hack
CNN Opinion
December 17, 2014

How to Save the Net: A CDC for Cybercrime
August 19, 2014

The War Of Zeros And Ones
Popular Science
July 29, 2014

We Cannot Treat Cyber Security As Something Just 'For the Nerds' (German version)
July 16, 2014

25 Reasons to Love Drones and 5 to Fear Them
Popular Science
July 8, 2014

The 5 Biggest Cybersecurity Myths, Debunked
July 2, 2014

A Well-Aimed Warning Shot at Beijing's Cyber Spies
Financial Times
May 22, 2014

How the US indictment of Chinese military hackers will change cyberespionage
Vox Conversations
June 14, 2014

What everyone needs to know about cyber warfare
May 15, 2014

Cyberwar: What Everyone Needs to Know
SXSW Interactive
April 16, 2014

Research Chat: Peter Singer on Cybersecurity and What the Media Needs to Know
Journalist's Resource
April 14, 2014

The Cyber Threat
Washington Examiner
March 21, 2014

Expert: Cybersecurity is 'everyone's responsibility'
Army Times
March 19, 2014

Interview: Peter Singer on Cybersecurity Issues
February 18, 2014

Interview: How cybersecurity issues affect us all
February 6, 2013

Interview: Peter Singer on cybersecurity and cyberwar
The Interpreter
February 5, 2013

Secure the Future of the Internet
BIG BETS & BLACK SWANS - Memorandum to the President
January 24, 2013

Cult of the Cyber Offensive
Foreign Policy
January 15, 2014

Drones, Warfare, Science Fiction and Cybercrime: A Conversation with P.W. Singer
TED Blog
November 20, 2013

What Churchill Can Teach Us About the Coming Era of Lasers, Cyborgs, and Killer Drones
Foreign Policy
October 22, 2013

Loose Lips Sink Ships, But What About Cybersecurity Leaks?
Defense One
July 17, 2013

The Ocean’s 11 of Cyber Strikes
Armed Forces Journal
May 2012

An Obama Doctrine on New Rules of War
Brookings Institute
January 17, 2013

Cybersecurity and U.S.-China Relations
The Brookings Institution
February 23, 2012

A Noble Quest to Beat Back a Cyber Threat
Washington Post
October, 21 2011

The Wrong War: The Insistence on Applying Cold War Metaphors to Cybersecurity Is Misplaced and Counterproductive
Government Executive
September 2011


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The Regulation of New Warfare
The Politic
March 2010

Militares Privados: Beneficios Vs Politica Publica.
Politica Exterior
Septiembre 2008, p. 65-78

Outsourcing The Fight
June 5, 2008

Lessons Not Learned: Contracting Out Iraqi Army Advising
The Brookings Institution
May 12, 2008

The Roger Clemens of War
December 14, 2007

Armed Forces Journal
November, 2007

Seven Questions: The Hired Guns of Iraq
Foreign Policy
October, 2007

Outlook: Break the Blackwater Habit
Washington Post
Oct 8, 2007

Les Etats-Unis et les societes militaries privees
La Defense, p. 22-24.
Septembre-Octobre, 2007

Private Military Firms

Sure, He's Got Guns for Hire. But They're Just Not Worth It.
Washington Post
Oct 7, 2007

The Dark Truth about Blackwater
Oct 2, 2007

'Can't Win With 'Em, Can't Go to War Without 'Em': Six Questions for P.W. Singer
Sept 30, 2007

Banned in Baghdad
Sept 17, 2007

Can't Win With 'Em, Can't Go To War Without 'Em: Private Military Contractors and Counterinsurgency
Brookings Institute
Sept 27, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions on the UCMJ Change and its Applicability to Private Military Contractors
January 12, 2007

The Law Catches Up To Private Militaries, Embeds
Defence Tech
January 3, 2007

Humanitarian Principles, Private Military Agents: Some Implications of the Privatized Military Industry for the Humanitarian Community
Resetting the Rules of Engagement: Trends and Issues in Military–Humanitarian Relations
February 2006

Outsourcing War
Foreign Affairs

The Contract the Military Needs to Break
The Washington Post

Should Humanitarians Use Private Military Services?
Humanitarian Affairs Review
Summer 2004

Nation Builders and Low Bidders in Iraq
The New York Times

Beyond the Law
The Guardian (UK)

Outsourcing the War

The Humanitarian Transformation: Expanding Global Intervention Capacity
written with Michael E. O'Hanlon
Spring 2004

War, Profits, and the Vacuum of Law: Privatized Military Firms and International Law
Columbia Journal of Transnational Law
Spring 2004

Warriors for Hire in Iraq

The Dogs of War Go Corporate
The London News Review

The Enron Pentagon
The Boston Globe

Have Guns, Will Travel
The New York Times

Peacekeepers, Inc.
Policy Review
June 2003

The Ultimate Military Entrepreneur
Military History Quarterly
Spring 2003

Corporate Warriors: The Rise and Ramifications of the Privatized Military Industry
International Security

Arguments Against Federalization Flimsy
The Balitmore Sun

Some Things Just Can't Be Handed Off
Los Angeles Times

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Los Nuevos Ni√Īos Soldados de la Guerra
Air and Space Power Journal Espanol
Spring 2008

Children at War
Military History
September, 2007

Young Soldiers Used in Conflicts Around the World

The New Children of Terror
The Making of a Terrorist: Recruitment, Training, and Root Causes
December 2005

The New Faces of War
American Educator
Winter 2005

Tragic Challenge of Child Soldiers
USA Today

Terrorists Must Be Denied Child Recruits
Financial Times

Western Militaries Confront Child Soldiers Threat
Jane's Intelligence Review
January 2005

Too Young to Kill
Newhouse News Service

Talk Is Cheap: Getting Serious About Preventing Child Soldiers
Cornell International Law Journal
Winter 2004

Fighting Child Soldiers
Military Review
May 2003

Facing Saddam's Child Soldiers
Iraq Memo #8

Children at War
Veterans Vision
Fall 2002

Child Soldiers
Voice of America

Fighting Child Soldiers
NPR's All Things Considered

Caution: Children at War

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To Win the "War on Terror," We Must First Win the "War of Ideas": Here's How
(link to pdf)
The ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
July 2008, p. 212-222

What Do You Call a Terror(Jihad)ist?
Brookings Institution
June 13, 2008

America's New Leadership: Reboot and Restart
Special to's Think Tank Town
Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Engaging the Muslim World: A Communications Strategy for Winning the War of Ideas
(Translated into Arabic)
written with Hady Amr
Opportunity ’08 – A Project of Brookings In Partnership with ABC News
April 2007

America, Islam, and the 9-11 War(pdf)
Current History
December 2006

9/11 Plus 5: Hope Not Hate?
The Brookings Institution
September 7, 2006

War Names (pdf)
The Asian Age (New Delhi)
August 23, 2006

The 9-11 War Plus 5: Looking Back and Looking Forward at U.S.-Islamic World Relations (pdf)
(Link to html summary)
Brookings Institution
September 2006

Leaders Effect Change
Doha, Qatar

Science and Technology in U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Executive Summary

Bridging the Divide
The Role of the American Muslim Community in U.S. Relations with the Wider Islamic World

Conference on Islamic Reform 10/5/2004

The War on Terrorism: The Big Picture
Summer 2004

6 Guidelines to Improve American Public Diplomacy
written with Hady Amr
The Daily Star (Beirut)

U.S.-Islamic World Forum

The Crisis Within the Crisis
Al Jazeerah
August 2003

America Slams the Door (On Its Foot): Washington's Destructive New Visa Policies
written with John N. Paden
Foreign Affairs
May 2003

Postscript: A New Model Afghan Army, Anja Manuel
Foreign Affairs
December 2002

2002 Doha Conference

Time for Hard Choices: The Dilemmas Facing U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
Analysis Paper #1
October 2002

A New Model Afghan Army
written with Anja Manuel
Foreign Affairs
July 2002

Iraq Can Wait Till Phase 1 is Done
The Baltimore Sun

Now What?
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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Since When Does Brookings Make Video Games?
Foreign Policy
May 8, 2012

War Games
Foreign Policy
February 22, 2010

Meet the Sims...and Shoot Them
Foreign Policy
March/April 2010

Video Game Veterans and the New American Politics
Washington Examiner
November, 17 2009


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The Next President Will Decide the Fate of Killer Robots‚ÄĒand the Future of War
September 6, 2016

What the 2016 Presidential Candidates Get Wrong About the Future of War
Defense One
March 7, 2016

Short Legs Can't Win Arms Races
War on the Rocks
May 20, 2015

Technology's Dilemmas: Are We Wired to Respond
May 2015

What the ISIS Campaign Teaches Us About the Future of War
Defense One
April 16, 2015

What Is the Future of War?
Defense One
February 23, 2015

The wars that come after wars (II): How one can start, or fuel, another one
Best Defense
September 9, 2014

2014: The Year of the Eastern Arsenal
Popular Science
March 3, 2014

Why We Write
Popular Science
March 2, 2014

From Fuzzy to Focus: Questions to Ask About Strategic Land Power
Armed Force Journal
November 6, 2013

Bad Idea for the Pentagon’s Ideas Shop
War on the Rocks
October 29, 2013

About Those Chinese Aircraft Carrier Pics: What We Know and What We Can Guess
Defense One
August 8, 2013

Inside China's Secret Arsenal
Popular Science
January 2013

Sequestration and What it Might Mean for American Military Power, Asia, and the Flashpoint of Korea
September 24, 2012

The Cracked Crystal Ball: The Problem with Predicting Sequestration and Defense Jobs
Brookings Report
July 31, 2012

Strategic Reform Can Help Offset Budget Impasse
June 24, 2012

The Evolution of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs)
Armed Forces Journal
February 2012

The Arsenal of Democracy and How to Preserve It: Key Issues in Defense Industrial Policy
The Brookings Institution
January 27, 2012

Direct Digital Manufacturing: The Industrial Game Changer You’ve Never Heard Of
Armed Forces Journal
October 2011

Think Before You Cut
Foreign Policy
August 2011

The Real Defense Budget Questions
July 22, 2011

A Defense Policy Vision
Air Force Journal
June 2011

The Future of National Security, By the Numbers
Joint Forces Quarterly
May 2011

The Marine Corps Is All Right
Armed Forces Journal
March 2011

Tough Times: The New British Security Strategy and the Lessons for U.S. Policymakers
Armed Forces Journal
December 2010

The End of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell: A Long Time Coming, But No More Time to Waste
Brookings Up Front
December 21, 2010

Writing About Defense, But at What Price?
Brookings Up Front
December 13, 2010

"Don't Ask, Don't Tell" on Constitution Day
The Brookings Institution
September 22, 2010

Don't Ask. Tell.
June 4, 2010

America 2021: The Military and the World
Democracy Journal
Summmer 2010

Don’t Make a Big Deal of Ending Don’t Ask Don’t Tell: Lessons from U.S. Military Allies on Allowing Homosexuals to Serve
The Brookings Institution
June 2, 2010

A Disappointing Review: The 2010 Quadrennial Defense Review is Short on Specific Goals and Ways to Measure Success
LA Times
February 2, 2010

New Year's Resolutions for the Pentagon
Washington Examiner
December 22, 2009

Why Hollywood Security Is Better Than The Pentagon's
December 21, 2009

How to Steal from Our Troops: The Annual Defense Budget Raid
Washington Examiner
October, 20 2009

From Cropdusting to Counterinsurgency?
Washington Examiner
September 22, 2009

Fueling the "Balance": A Defense Energy Strategy Primer
Brookings Institute
August 25, 2009

Fueling Our Security: The Need for a Defense Energy Strategy
Brookings Institute
August 25, 2009

Who’ is afraid of the big, bad Chinese aircraft carrier?
Washington Examiner
July 28, 2009

How The Real World Ended "Don't Ask Don't Tell"
Brookings Foreign Policy Paper
Number 6, August 2008

The Defense Challenges for the Next Commander-in-Chief
RUSI: Royal United States Services Institute for Defense and Security Studies
June 2008, Vol. 153, No. 3

Steering The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship Program Off The Shoals
Defense News
May 19, 2008

A commander for Millennial military
Gulf News
May 11, 2008

How To Be All That You Can Be: A Look At The Pentagon’s Five Step Plan For Making Iron Man Real
The Brookings Institution
May 02, 2008

A Commander in Chief for Generation Y
Originally published as ¬ďTrain and Protect Those Who Serve Us¬Ē, Miami Herald
April 8, 2008

Interview with ABC’s Martha Raddatz on Military Readiness
ABC News
December 19, 2007

Bent But Not Broken: The Military Challenge for the Next Commander in Chief
Opportunity ’08 – A Project of Brookings In Partnership with ABC News
March 2007

Mike Tyson and the Hornet's Nest: Military Lessons of the Lebanon Crisis
The Brookings Institution
August 1, 2006

Arming Kabul, Disarming Cabals
written with Anja Manuel
September 22, 2004

New Thinking on Transatlantic Security: Terrorism, NATO, and Beyond
(Speech) Weltpolitik
January 15, 2003

AIDS and International Security
Survival (Volume 44, no. 1)
April 1, 2002

Who's the Big Winner? All Services Likely to Reap Rewards
Defense News
December 18, 2001

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The 11 Fake Arguments in Every Argument Against Sensible Gun Control
New America
March 1, 2018

Take it From History: Visa Bans Make US Less Secure
Popular Science
January 30, 2017

Millennial Generation the Next Big Thing
March 24, 2011

D.C.'s New Guard: What Does the Next Generation of American Leaders Think?
Brookings Foreign Policy Report
March 2, 2011

Who America's Next Generation Wants to Be
Brookings Up Front Blog
February 23, 2011

Do Quote Me: Washington’s Think Tankers Can Play a Double Game through the Media
Armed Forces Journal
February 2011

Washington's Think Tanks: Factories to Call Our Own
August 2010

How to get a job in the foreign-policy world
Foreign Policy Passport
November 12, 2007


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