Bio-terrorism dates back to the New Stone Age. The Scythians (7th century BC - 4th century AD), the Gauls (Celtic people, 5th century BC - 3rd century AD), the ancient Romans (first and second centuries AD), the Aztecs, and the Mayans have used … [Read more...] about Countering BioTerrorism 2020*
Articles and Presentations on Economic Warfare
FCC to China – “Stop! Or, or I’ll Say Stop Again!”*
The Justice Department and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) seem to model themselves after British policemen, popularly known as "bobbies," whose only regular weapon is a short, wooden truncheon, which they keep out of sight and may not … [Read more...] about FCC to China – “Stop! Or, or I’ll Say Stop Again!”*
Next Steps in Cyber Security*
Mounting cyber attacks on the economic interests of the United States are a constant reminder that, despite the billions of dollars spent by both the U.S. government and the private sector to date, our cyber defenses are lacking. This is not to say … [Read more...] about Next Steps in Cyber Security*
Next-Generation Space & Cyber War
On September 30, the American Center for Democracy staged a roundtablediscussion on "Energy, Space & Cyber Insecurity - Current and Future Threats." We bring you several thought-provoking "What If ...? Scenarios by William B. Scott, a … [Read more...] about Next-Generation Space & Cyber War
CyberThreats & The Economy
On April 9, ACD/EWI held a briefing on CyberThreats and the Economy, which was hosted by George Mason University's Law School. These are preliminary notes from the meeting: Threats to the U.S. economy have been a longstanding concern of the … [Read more...] about CyberThreats & The Economy
Terrorism in CyberSpace
Introduction: Out of site in Afghanistan's caves, or hiding in clear sight in Pakistani digs, Osama bin Laden wasn't easy to catch, but was detectable, as are Iran's nuclear facilities. Technological development, however, are rapidly changing … [Read more...] about Terrorism in CyberSpace
Will Financial Markets Suffer Next Attack?
Successive U.S. administrations’ failure to stop al-Qaida helped facilitate the 9/11 attacks. Targeting the World Trade Center, the symbol of U.S. financial might, bin Laden intended to destroy the U.S. financial markets and its economy. He failed. … [Read more...] about Will Financial Markets Suffer Next Attack?
The Murkier Side Of Cyber
To keep us better informed (more likely, only slightly less disinformed), I offer up some articles today that are from the "dark side" of cyber. Well, maybe "dark" is the wrong word, except in the sense that it's not easy to access the "cultures" … [Read more...] about The Murkier Side Of Cyber
Illicit Financial Flows
NOTE Before I get into anything else, I want to do a brief follow-up on the Charlie Hebdo story of the other day. You may already have read what happened after the French satirical magazine got the Prophet Mohammed to be editor-in-chief for its next … [Read more...] about Illicit Financial Flows
China: Is Control Of The Bunker Trade A Solution To Its "Malacca Dilemma"?
The Malacca Strait is the shortest route between the Indian and Pacific oceans. It is bound by Malaysia to its east, Indonesia to its west. At its northern entrance are the maritime borders of Burma, Thailand and Malaysia. At the southern end are the … [Read more...] about China: Is Control Of The Bunker Trade A Solution To Its "Malacca Dilemma"?