Security

Landmines and the Plight of Myanmar’s Refugees and Displaced Peoples

Landmines were called ‘perfect soldiers,’ quietly, patiently waiting for their target as long as necessary and highly inexpensive to produce or acquire. For these reasons, landmines or anti-personnel (AP) mines have been the weapon of choice for standing armies and guerilla forces alike in conflicts spanning the last one hundred years, from World War II…

Bioterrorism: Growing Threat, Inadequate Budget

By Mark Sharoff In November, 2001, in a briefing with CIA Director George Tenet and NSA Director Condoleeza Rice, Vice President Cheney articulated what in years following would become the “One-Percent Doctrine,” the Bush administration’s approach to threats of “low-probability, high-impact” terrorism. The doctrine holds that if there is, in Ron Suskind’s words, “ a…