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April 28, 2021

Minerva funded researchers publish "India's multi-alignment management and the Russia–India–China (RIC) triangle" in International Affairs

Minerva researcher Mihaela Papa is co-author on a new article on Indian multi-alignment strategies and the Russia-India-China triangle in Foreign Affairs Magazine.

April 21, 2021

Minerva Researcher Paul Staniland to Publish Book on Armed Groups and Politics

In Ordering Violence, Paul Staniland creates a framework that ties together governments, insurgents, militias, and armed political parties in a shared framework

April 6, 2021

Kelly Sims Gallagher speaks with the South China Morning Post about climate tensions between the U.S. and China.

Kelly Sims Gallagher, tells the South China Morning Post that the US and China need to maintain an open dialogue.

April 2, 2021

The Military Is Funding Ethicists to Keep Its Brain Enhancement Experiments in Check

The military has long been interested in what medical ethicist Jonathan Moreno calls “the whole supersoldier business” — using technology to produce bionically or pharmaceutically superior warfighters. Moreno, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania, is interested too. Specifically, in one question that keeps gnawing at him: How much can a soldier’s brain bear?

March 30, 2021

Minerva-funded researcher, Dashun Wang's new book "The Science of Science"

Minerva-funded researcher, Dashun Wang's new book "The Science of Science" provides an unprecedented look at the nature of the discipline and how scientists can improve their work.

March 25, 2021

Minerva-funded researchers, Jason Healey and Robert Jervis on "How to Reverse Three Decades of Escalating Cyber Conflict"

Cyber conflict has not yet escalated from a fight inside cyberspace to a more traditional armed attack because of cyberspace. In part this is because countries understand there are some tacit upper limits to escalation above which the response from the offended country will be war. Unfortunately, this happy state may not last: Cyber conflict and competition are intensifying, increasing the chances of escalation into a true global crisis.

March 11, 2021

Colombia is letting hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans stay. What can other countries learn?

On Monday, the Biden administration granted 300,000 Venezuelan migrants in the United States the possibility of temporary protected status. Last month, Colombia announced a similar move affecting upward of 1 million who have fled Venezuela’s collapse to find work, education, health care and safety in Colombia. The Estatuto Temporal de Protección para Migrantes Venezolanos (ETPV) will provide migrants access to formal employment, hospitals, schools and vaccine programs.

March 4, 2021

Strategic Tradeoffs in U.S. Naval Force Structure - Rule the Waves or Wave the Flag?

In a recent article, "Strategic Tradeoffs in U.S. Naval Force Structure - Rule the Waves or Wave the Flag?", Minerva-funded researchers, Erik Gartzke and Jon Lindsay examine different aspects and implications of the recently released tri-service maritime strategy, Advantage at Sea: Prevailing with Integrated All-Domain Naval Power. This article is the fourth in a series of eight articles, “Maritime Strategy on the Rocks".

March 3, 2021

Biden called climate change an ‘existential threat.’ Can the U.N. Security Council help?

For the month of March, newly confirmed U.S. ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield will serve as the rotating president of the U.N. Security Council, where climate change has become an increasingly discussed topic. President Biden has called climate change an “existential threat” and emphasized its importance by appointing John F. Kerry as a special presidential envoy with a seat on the White House National Security Council.

Feb. 17, 2021

How History Predicts COVID-19’s Impact on Maritime Piracy, and What America Can do to Help

Minerva-funded researcher, Brandon Prins recent article discusses how previous financial crises have been followed by significant surges in maritime crime and that the economic impacts of the novel Coronavirus will likely do the same.

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Minerva-USIP Peace and Security Fellow Casey Mahoney's new article "Shared Responsibility: Enacting Military AI Ethics in U.S. Coalitions"
By Casey Mahoney | May 5, 2022
"AI is making human judgment in war more, not less, important. This means the United States and its allies and partners will need to innovate together, focusing on more than broad ethical principles and technical solutions."
Exploring the Social-Ecological Factors that Mobilize Children into Violence
By Mia Bloom | April 28, 2022
This article applies the social-ecological model to children’s mobilization into two violent groups—Central American gangs and terrorist organizations. While these two groups clearly differ in important ways, there are contextual similarities that frame a child’s involvement in each. For example, both flourish in low-resource settings where governmental structures may have been weakened or disrupted.

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