Category National Security Policy

Are We Safe? Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Missile Defense System

Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Iran Attack on Iraq Airbase At approximately 11:00 p.m. on January 7th, 2020, American troops at Ain al-Asad airbase in western Iraq were ordered to go on lockdown after they were alerted to an incoming missile attack. A half-hour later, the order was given for troops to take […]

The Future of Nuclear Weapons in the U.S.

Sydney Hamilton, MPA Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives Since the end of the Cold War, an uneasy peace has settled between the US and Russia, thanks in no small part to a variety of nuclear weapons treaties. These treaties are imperfect, but they have arguably served their purpose: stopping the world from descending into nuclear war. […]

Tik-Tok Could be the Final Straw for Washington: Protecting Americans’ Data on Foreign-Owned Apps

Madison Grady, MPP Staff Writer, Brief Policy Perspectives When you download an app onto your phone, do you check to see who created the app, or who owns it? Whether the company is American, Russian, or Chinese? When you create an account, do you carefully review the terms and conditions? Are you thinking about who is […]