Security

Environment. Judging the civilian and environmental risks of cyber warfare

CYBERATTACKS. How much of a threat do cyber attacks on industrial infrastructure pose to civilians and the environment? More to the point, how do we judge the environmental acceptability of new forms of warfare, or current practices for that matter? Doug Weir takes a look.

Long Story. The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2/2

THE DESCENT WAS stunning. Chris Tarbell, a special agent from the New York FBI office, was in a window seat, watching a green anomaly in a sea of blue as it resolved into Iceland’s severe, beautiful landscape.

Silk Road creator Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

ROSS ULBRICHT CONCEIVED of his Silk Road black market as an online utopia beyond law enforcement’s reach. Now he’ll spend the rest of his life firmly in its grasp, locked inside a federal penitentiary.

Interview. David Sylvan, project leader and professor in the Graduate Institute’s International Relations/Political Science Department

TRANSFORMATION. In democracies, why are debates among political elites far more consensual on national security issues than on other subjects? What is the significance of the fact that, precisely in democracies, state bureaucracies concerned with security issues have continued to grow in size and in scope?

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