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Students participate in flagship university trip - studying WWI

Friday, November 9, 2018

On Sunday November 11, 2018 the world paused to reflect on the centenary armistice of WWI.  The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy held their ambitious 'Staff Ride' in Europe, traversing WWI battlefields and memorials.  Staff rides are opportunities for... Read More about Students participate in flagship university trip - studying WWI »


Justin Sherman named Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America

Justin Sherman named Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Justin Sherman, a junior at Duke double majoring in political science and computer science, was just named a Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America, a nonpartisan think tank headquartered in Washington, D.C.  At Duke, he is the Co-Founder and President of Duke’s Cyber... Read More about Justin Sherman named Cybersecurity Policy Fellow at New America »


Presidential Nationwide Alert

The perception of the nationwide alert - Brian Guay and Jesse Lopez write for Monkey Cage

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

At 2:18 p.m. Eastern time on Oct. 3, nearly all mobile phones in the United States simultaneously received an alert with the message: “Presidential Alert: THIS IS A TEST of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System. No action is needed.” In a less polarized environment, this test might... Read More about The perception of the nationwide alert - Brian Guay and Jesse Lopez write for Monkey Cage »


Timur Kuran

The fake news narrative - Timur Kuran cited in The New Yorker

Monday, October 22, 2018

Another receptive audience for Trump’s disinformation campaigns is made up of foreign despots, such as Gulf monarchs, who face fewer constraints on their actions than he does. On Saturday, the Saudi regime warned its citizens that “sharing or spreading rumors or fake news that might affect public... Read More about The fake news narrative - Timur Kuran cited in The New Yorker »


Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel

Thursday, October 11, 2018

On 31 September 2018, 2nd year Political Science PhD student Joe Brown promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel in the US Air Force. The promotion ceremony was a tri-service affair as the presiding officer was LCDR Dan Struble, US Naval Reserve (Retired) and Associate Dean of the Duke Divinity... Read More about Joseph Brown promoted to Lieutenant Colonel »


Nikki Haley

Nikki Haley will be back - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Nikki Haley—the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, who on Tuesday announced her intention to resign at the end of the year—has a rare quality among Trump administration cabinet officials: She is set to end her time in office with her reputation enhanced, not diminished. Likewise, she has... Read More about Nikki Haley will be back - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »


Eddy Malesky

UK House of Lords requests Edmund Malesky's research on corruption

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In a recent debate about the Bribery Act of 2010, the UK House of Lords solicited expert analysis from Edmund Malesky and Nathan Jensen.  Their statement was entered in as written evidence: "We find that this convention, and more importantly the underlying domestic laws such... Read More about UK House of Lords requests Edmund Malesky's research on corruption »


Duke Cyber Club

The Quantum Threat to Global Security - Justin Sherman writes for Tech4GS

Thursday, September 27, 2018

"From integrating with virtual reality to advancing machine learning towards a 'true' artificial intelligence, quantum computing will likely provide numerous benefits to society. It will also, however, have some drawbacks — primarily, threatening to upend all modern encryption." - Justin Sherman... Read More about The Quantum Threat to Global Security - Justin Sherman writes for Tech4GS »


Joseph Grieco

Joseph Grieco on NPR discusses Trump at United Nations

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

On September 26, 2018, Joseph Grieco offered analysis of President Donald Trump's speech before the U.N. General Assembly.  "Patriotism is a characteristic to which we all aspire," Dr. Grieco remarks, "I think most people wish to be patriots.  But patriotism isn't a... Read More about Joseph Grieco on NPR discusses Trump at United Nations »


Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

Trump’s actions here are not some high-minded effort to protect national security by preventing careless people from having access to classified material. Nor are they merely an attempt to tidy up the messy files of too many people holding security clearances, as National Security Advisor John... Read More about The Real Reasons Trump Was Wrong to Revoke Brennan’s Clearance - Peter Feaver writes for Foreign Policy »


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