Dec. 9, 2020

New Owl in the Olive Tree post "Misreading Britain’s Decline—Identifying the Real Hegemonic Contest Between China and America"

Minerva-funded researcher, Gregory Mitrovich' s new Owl in the Olive Tree post "Misreading Britain’s Decline—Identifying the Real Hegemonic Contest Between China and America". How do we determine when a great power is in decline? When does this “decline” matter to the global balance of power? Since the end of World War II, perceptions of U.S. power have varied wildly, from moments of unparalleled hegemony to fears of rapid decay and a transition to a new dominant power.

Dec. 3, 2020

Test sensitivity is secondary to frequency and turnaround time for COVID-19 screening

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a public health crisis. Because SARS-CoV-2 can spread from individuals with pre-symptomatic, symptomatic, and asymptomatic infections, the re-opening of societies and the control of virus spread will be facilitated by robust population screening, for which virus testing will often be central. After infection, individuals undergo a period of incubation during which viral titers are usually too low to detect, followed by an exponential viral growth, leading to a peak viral load and infectiousness, and ending with declining viral levels and clearance.

Dec. 3, 2020

Historical bias overlooks genes related to COVID-19

Why are some genes studied more than others? Minerva-funded researchers and colleagues from Northwestern University find large number of genes that have been implicated in SARS-CoV-2 infection by four genome-wide studies remain unstudied.

Nov. 24, 2020

HDIAC Webinars - The Political, Economic, and Cultural Effects of the United States' Overseas Military Presence

Minerva-funded researchers Michael Allen and Carla Martinez Machain discuss their Minerva-funded project "The Political, Economic, and Cultural Effects of the United States' Overseas Military Presence" on the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center (HDIAC) podcast.

Nov. 5, 2020

Terrorism in time of the pandemic: exploiting mayhem

Arie Kruglanski, a Minerva-funded researcher and colleagues’ international study was recently published in the peer-reviewed Global Security: Health, Science, and Policy. This article illustrates and discuss terrorism trends that have manifest during the COVID-19 pandemic and consider the threat these trends pose to the world’s security.

Oct. 1, 2020

The Future of Military Applications of Artificial Intelligence: A Role for Confidence-Building Measures?

As militaries around the world seek to gain a strategic edge over their adversaries by integrating artificial intelligence (AI) innovations into their arsenals, how can members of the international community effectively reduce the unforeseen risks of this technological competition?

Sept. 10, 2020

How to Forecast Armies' Will to Fight

Artis International who is supported by America's defense department, recent research was highlighted in a cover story in "The Economist" on "How to Forecast Armies' will to Fight".

Sept. 4, 2020

Minerva-funded researcher, Mia Bloom on the "Repatriation of ISIS Children"

Minerva-funded researcher, Mia Bloom’s project “Preventing the Next Generation: Mapping the Pathways of Children’s Mobilization into Violent Extremist Organizations” examines how children are recruited, deployed and ascertained whether they were radicalized in a number of different violent extremist organizations (VEOs) in Iraq and Syria, including the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Free Syrian Army (FSA) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG Kurdish militia).

Sept. 3, 2020

Inside the Dangerous Mission to Understand What Makes Extremists Tick—and How to Change Their Minds

Artis International researchers have received funding from Minerva in their efforts to push the boundaries of social science, through everything from experimental surveys on armed forces to psychological tests on imprisoned extremists.

Aug. 28, 2020

New Owl in the Olive Tree post "Trust, Confidence, and Organizational Decisions about AI Adoption: The Impact for US Defense"

Minerva-funded researcher, Michael C. Horowitz's Owl in the Olive Tree post "Trust, Confidence, and Organizational Decisions about AI Adoption: The Impact for US Defense". Potentially rapid advances in autonomous systems and artificial intelligence (AI) raise important questions about how technology affects human behavior inside and outside the military domain. As ever, the effective adoption and use of emerging technologies is much more about people and organizations than about the technology itself.

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