Archive for ‘Alexandra Viers’


Filling Vince Flynn's Shoes

With his mentor diagnosed with cancer and his former colleague blackmailing the CIA from the grave, counterterrorism operative Mitch Rapp was left in yet another […] More

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Losing Patience with North Korea

The United States and its allies believed their policy of “strategic patience” would allow them to wait for North Korea to denuclearize on its own, […] More

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Countering ISIS' Message

ISIS has stood out among other terrorist organizations for, among other factors, its deftness at strategic communication. Using propaganda to increase followership is certainly not […] More

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Stability in the East China Sea

China’s less discussed territorial dispute is one that has the greatest potential for the United States to be drawn into conflict. While China has been […] More

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Terrorism in the World’s Largest Muslim Country

A month after attacks by Islamic State (ISIS) inspired militants outside a Jakarta Starbucks, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has set into motion tougher anti-terrorism laws […] More

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China’s Military Modernization

As President Barack Obama was meeting with leaders from the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) this week, U.S. satellite imagery confirmed China has […] More

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Sports Security: Protecting Your Venue

While most eyes will be focused on the Panthers-Broncos matchup this Sunday, the most important plays will be called behind the scenes by federal and […] More

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Evaluating China's New Silk Road

Chinese President Xi Jinping began 2016 with a tour through the Middle East, visiting Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Egypt in hopes of strengthening ties and […] More

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Elections in Taiwan: A Turning Point?

Probably the only certain aspect of the China-Taiwan relationship is its uncertainty, which has never been more apparent than in the upcoming Taiwanese presidential and […] More

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The China-India Relationship

The Himalayan mountain range separates the world’s two most populous states, India and China, whose rapidly expanding economies are instrumental in the ongoing shift of […] More

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Travel Security in the Age of ISIS

The recent terror attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have left the global community shaken. What made these attacks particularly terrifying is that the terrorists […] More

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Foreign Tech Access in China

Before Chinese President Xi Jinping made it to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue for his meeting with President Obama this fall, his Boeing 747-400 had a layover […] More

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Climate Change and Security

Less than a month after the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, leaders from 150 nations have convened in the French capital to discuss ways to […] More

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Stability in South Asia

It’s one of, if not the most, dangerous border in the world.  Nuclear-armed powers, India and Pakistan, have a history of strained relations since their […] More

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Xi and Ma Meet

On the heels of his tour of the western world, Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou for 20 minutes this […] More

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Tensions Rise in the South China Sea

One country’s patrol is another’s provocation. Chinese state-run media has reacted with outrage to a U.S. Navy destroyer sailing within the 12 nautical mile claim […] More

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Beijing and the South China Sea

As President Xi Jinping tours the western world advocating Chinese businesses, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continues incrementally asserting dominance over territory in the South […] More

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The Future of Geospatial Intelligence

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency may be the most massive intelligence organization you’ve never heard of.  While rarely making headlines, NGA is the lead federal agency […] More