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Geopolitics and Cyber Power: Why Geography Still Matters

Implicit in many analyses of the use of cyber power in international politics and foreign policy is that realist geopolitics no longer matter. Even when the term geopolitics is used in such analysis, it is as though the geography has become unmoored from the politics. While there is undoubtedly a geographic foundation to cyberspace because […]

The Myth of Carbon Pollution – Powerpoint presentation

On October 15, 2014 Dr. William Happer, Chairman of the George C. Marshall Institute, discussed “The Myth of Carbon Pollution.” “Carbon pollution” is a propaganda slogan for the campaign against carbon dioxide (CO2). It is not science. Atmospheric CO2 is not a pollutant but is essential for plant growth. Current CO2 levels are far below […]

Japan’s Missile Defense Policies and Programs

In this Policy Outlook, Marshall Institute Research Assistant Karen Montague traces the emergence and maturation of Japan’s interest in ballistic missile defense.  Montague’s piece documents the depth of the U.S.-Japan partnership to co-develop sea-based defenses as well as Japanese purchases of other elements of the U.S. defensive architecture. The piece is the second in a […]

Carbon: All tax, no benefit

The Obama administration’s decision to use its regulatory authority to regulate carbon emissions has led to renewed interest in a carbon tax as a more effective alternative. Some in the media and business community are trying to give new life to a carbon tax. Giving Congress the power to tax carbon would be analogous to […]

OPEC: The Myth and the Reality

On June 4, the Marshall Institute released a new paper by Institute CEO William O’Keefe, formerly Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the American Petroleum Institute, examining the role of OPEC in contemporary energy policy debates.  OPEC remains a highly influential symbol of the dangers of import dependence, but facts suggest its actual influence has […]

Crony Capitalists Exploiting Consumers and Economic Growth

The recently introduced carbon rule from the Environmental Protection Agency is crony capitalism run amok. If the proposed rule goes into effect, which is not a certainty, companies who profit from influencing regulations will be the winners. Those who are guided by the marketplace, including consumers, will be the losers. Of course, the Obama Administration […]

Perspectives on Collection, Retention, and Dissemination of Intelligence

In this new Policy Outlook, Institute Policy Advisor Daniel Gallington reviews how the U.S. government collects, retains, and uses intelligence information.  Gallington, a former Deputy Counsel for Intelligence Policy at the Department of Justice and Legal Adviser for Intelligence Oversight in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD), brings a deep understanding of the roles and responsibilities […]

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