RAND Corporation. March 19, 2013.
Testimony presented Seth G. Jones before the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Joint Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa and Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific on March 19, 2013. [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.rand.org/content/dam/rand/pubs/testimonies/CT300/CT382/RAND_CT382.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress. April 4, 2013.
The report assesses recent international developments as the leaders from a number of nations work to reach a consensus on an informal set of best practices regarding national restrictions on foreign investment for national security purposes. It also provides one possible approach for assessing the costs and benefits involved in using national policies to direct or to restrict foreign direct investment for national security reasons. Within the United States, there is no consensus yet among Members of Congress or between the Congress and the Administration over a working set of parameters that establishes a functional definition of the national economic security implications of foreign direct investment. In part, this issue reflects differing assessments of the economic impact of foreign investment on the U.S. economy and differing political and philosophical convictions among Members and between the Congress and the Administration.
http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/natsec/RL34561.pdf [PDF format, 27 pages].
Congressional Research Service. March 19, 2013.
This CRS report, updated as warranted, discusses policy issues regarding military-to-military (mil-to-mil) contacts with the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and provides a record of major contacts and crises since 1993.
http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/207075.pdf [PDF format, 80 pages].
Center for a New American Security. February 22, 2013.
Cyber attacks are posing ever more serious economic and national security risks to the United States. In Active Cyber Defense: A Framework for Policymakers, CNAS Senior Fellow and Director of the Program on Technology and U.S. National Security Dr. Irving Lachow urges policymakers to provide guidance and clarity on an intensifying debate about active cyber defense (ACD). [Note: contains copyrighted material].
http://www.cnas.org/files/documents/publications/CNAS_ActiveCyberDefense_Lachow_0.pdf [PDF format, 13 pages].
The Brookings Institution. December 11, 2012.
Whether it is a report about the latest drone strike into Pakistan or an awesome web video of a cute robot dancing in the latest style, it seems like robots are taking over the world, figuratively if not yet literally. But within their growing appearance in the news is perhaps something bigger, a story that is reshaping the overall history of war and politics, and even humanity. [Note: contains copyrighted material].