Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow David Smith writes in a recent issue of the Georgian publication Tabula about deadly bombings carried out against Ugandan fans gathered to watch the World Cup. Amb. Smith writes that the terrorist group that claimed responsibility, Somalia's Al Shabab, is not only a product of the failed Somalian state but also shows signs of becoming increasingly radical and violent. "In some senses, Afghanistan has come to East Africa," writes Amb. Smith, who warns that the international community must carefully calibrate its response. Click below to read the article in full.
A Discussion Forum, "Intelligence Management and Oversight: How Are We Doing?" at the Institute on July 26 posed provocative questions about challenges facing the intelligence community, especially in the current "culture of disclosure" represented by the WikiLeaks case. The program was presented by the Advanced Technical Intelligence Association in conjunction with the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and the Intelligence and National Security Association, and featured guest speaker Rep. Mike Rogers of Michigan. Click here to watch C-SPAN's coverage of the program in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Tevi Troy, PhD, is a former deputy secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services. In a recent article for Politico, he scrutinizes the Obama administration's reaction to the BP oil spill - and argues that too many layers of bureaucracy are muddling both the response to the disaster and subsequent investigations into how it happened. Writes Dr. Troy, "The problem is that if everyone is responsible for the response, ultimately, no one is." Click here to read the article in full.
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies Senior Fellow Amb. David Smith takes aim at what he describes as Russian efforts to muzzle Georgian media, in a recent column for the Georgian publication 24 Saati. Amb. Smith writes that Russia is behind efforts to ban Tbilisi-based network First Caucusian Television from the French satellite service Eutelsat, effectively knocking the network off the air. Writes Amb. Smith, "having stamped out media freedom at home, the Russian propaganda machine reaches abroad with money and threats to stifle any hope of free information reaching people in Russia." Click below to read the article in full.
James Barnett is a retired Navy rear admiral and a Senior Research Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. He is currently serving as Chief of the Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission. In a recent op-ed for Radio Resource Magazine, he writes that nearly nine years after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, we still haven't developed an acceptable level of interoperability for public-safety communications. Now, RDML Barnett writes that the FCC's new national broadband plan proposes a possible solution that is also affordable, but only if we act quickly. Says RDML Barnett, "We only have one brief chance to incorporate interoperability into a nationwide public-safety broadband network from the beginning of a new 4G technology rollout in America." Click here to read the full article.
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US Support of Georgia
- CHPP Director in Modern Healthcare
- US-Russia Spy Swap: Who Wins?
- Senior Fellow David Smith on US-Russia Spy Swap
- Analyzing the New START Treaty
- MCWL's Vincent Goulding on the Future of Amphibious Operations
- ICTS Director Chairs Event in Turkey
- Senior Fellow David Smith on Tensions in Central Asia
- Colonel Jean D. Reed, US Army (Ret.), Is Named Senior Fellow
- CHPP Director on Health Effects of BP Oil Spill
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- 15th MEU, Peleliu ARG - June 10, 2013 (14:30 - 15:30)
- Ethical Issues in Neuroscience July 23, 2013 (All Day)
Col Campbell, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, and CAPT Lobree, Peleliu Armphibious Ready Group, will provide an overview of their eight-month deployement that covered more than 43,000 nautical miles while conducting theater secuity cooperation exercises...
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- "Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight" April 17 April 17, 2013 (15:00 - 16:00)
- ICTS: Combating Hizballah's Global Network April 04, 2013 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Brown Bag Lunch: Featuring CNS Visiting Scholars' Presentations August 09, 2012 (12:00 - 13:00)
- Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons July 25, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
- Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World May 11, 2012 (12:00 - 14:00)
Equipment Reset: Getting the Marine Corps Down to Fighting Weight, on Wednesday, April 17, 3 - 4 p.m, at Potomac Institute of Policy Studies. Event will be lead by LtGen William M. Faulkner, USMC, Deputy Commandant, Installations and...
Combating Hizballah’s Global Network, Thursday, Apr 4, 12-2
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Realities Amongst Myth: Constructs of...
The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies' International Center for Terrorism Studies will host a panel discussion, Combating Olympic Terrorism: National and International Lessons, on Wednesday, July 25, at the Institute. Registration is required. Contact...
The Potomac Institute Cyber Center will host a special program on Fundamentals of Chinese Information Warfare and Impacts on the Western World on Friday, May 11, from 12 noon-2 pm at the Institute, 901 North Stuart Street, Suite 200, Arlington, VA...
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