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May 2016

State of Play: Combatting Today’s Illicit Financial Networks

11th May 2016 - 12:00 PM

The world of illicit finance continues to present challenges to U.S. national security and the integrity of the global financial system. The U.S. Treasury is trying to stay ahead of the terrorist and criminal networks exploiting global vulnerabilities.

April 2016

Washington Forum 2016

13th April 2016 - 8:58 AM

The theme for this year's FDD Washington Forum was "National Security in the Next Administration: Can America Change Course?" Washington Forum brings together foreign-policy and national-security professionals, diplomats and members of Congress to provide insightful analysis and fresh perspectives on the most complex issues facing America.

March 2016

Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War

14th March 2016 - 4:30 PM

In his new book, Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War (Oxford University Press, 2016), Orde Kittrie analyzes the deployment and impact of "lawfare"—the use of law as a substitute for armed force to accomplish international security objectives. He explains how and why lawfare is becoming an increasingly powerful and prevalent factor in 21st century conflicts.


Global Cyber-Vulnerabilities: Threats, Challenges, and Opportunities

9th March 2016 - 9:13 AM

New cyber-attacks and cyber threats surface every day. Some countries are better prepared than others in defeating them. Which nations are most secure? Which have the greatest vulnerabilities? And which states and non-state actors pose the greatest cyber threats?

February 2016

Rising Tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia: Geopolitical and Energy Security Implications

12th February 2016 - 6:03 PM

The latest increase in tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia raises questions about the potential for further instability in the region and possible oil supply disruptions. These risks are most apparent in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, home both to more than half of the nation’s oil production and a Shia majority. The panel discussion will focus on how these developments are impacting U.S. national and energy security interests at a time when Iran sanctions are being lifted, allowing Tehran to export its petroleum, further adding to an oversupplied global oil market.

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