Issues / War & Peace
The QDR is the template for the annual National Military Strategy (NMS) document and sets out guidance for regional military policy.
U.S. foreign policy and national security policies have significant domestic and international environmental impacts, and the increasingly precarious state of the global environment presents important new challenges to U.S. national interests.
The massive terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, have placed the threat of terrorism on the front burner and have exposed the failure of the U.S. government to protect its citizens.
Indonesia's recent economic and political collapse is a stark example of the outright failure of a development paradigm promoting large-scale economic growth without political, social, legal, and environmental safeguards.
Although the world market for environmental technologies is twice the size of the world arms market, the U.S. supports its arms exports over its environmental technologies market by a staggeringly large margin.
U.S.-Russian security relations have slowly deteriorated since 1993.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has long been associated with the overthrow of governments and the installation of bloody military regimes.
India has developed its nuclear weapons program in reaction to local, regional, and global nuclear and political realities.
Despite frequent alarms about the supposed China threat, China is not an emerging superpower.
The United States operates a vast array of foreign bases manifesting many of the same environmental problems found at domestic bases, including toxics in drinking water, explosives on firing ranges, and noise pollution.