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Rebecca Gordon

Military Industrial Complex

Strangling the terminator in its cradle

This is no movie. We've got to uncover our eyes and stop the industry's race toward fully autonomous weapons.

North America

Doctrines of disaster and dreams of security as the Biden years begin

If you need proof that the last superpower is indeed crumbling, consider the year we’ve just lived through, not to mention the first few weeks of 2021.

Global Crises

It’s almost twenty years since 9/11: Can we finally stop marching to disaster?

Perhaps the horrors of 2020 can force a real conversation about national security in 2021.

Washington Politics

Torture's legacy of impunity

Donald Trump’s feelings of invulnerability are partly rooted in America's failure to hold anyone responsible for crimes committed in the “war on terror.”