Threats In the Age of Obama

January 27, 2009
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The world does not change in discrete, binary steps.  There is a great deal of continuity from the past to the present and on to the future.  But many of us sense things are different in the world today.   Technology is changing every life and every business, economic megatrends are producing changes, war and conflict and terrorism inject uncertainty, and the entire dynamic of human events is moving faster and faster. On top of that, a new U.S. administration led by a new President has just assumed executive power in the U.S.  This is clearly a time for us all to take stock. I was privileged to have been asked by Michael Tanji to contribute to a book he edited on topics relevant to this new dynamic called “Threats In The Age of Obama.”  This compilation consists of a survey of the new national security threat landscape by Tanji and then examinations of a wide swath of threats captured by national security experts.Topics and Contributors include:The Threat Landscape, Michael Tanji The Tangled Relationship Between Organized Crime, Terrorism and Proliferation, Christopher A. Corpora, Ph.D The Terrorism Meme–Looking Beyond the Current Threat, Matthew G….



The world does not change in discrete, binary steps.  There is a great deal of continuity from the past to the present and on to the future.  But many of us sense things are different in the world today.   Technology is changing every life and every business, economic megatrends are producing changes, war and conflict and terrorism inject uncertainty, and the entire dynamic of human events is moving faster and faster. On top of that, a new U.S. administration led by a new President has just assumed executive power in the U.S.  This is clearly a time for us all to take stock. I was privileged to have been asked by Michael Tanji to contribute to a book he edited on topics relevant to this new dynamic called “Threats In The Age of Obama.”  This compilation consists of a survey of the new national security threat landscape by Tanji and then examinations of a wide swath of threats captured by national security experts.Topics and Contributors include:The Threat Landscape, Michael Tanji The Tangled Relationship Between Organized Crime, Terrorism and Proliferation, Christopher A. Corpora, Ph.D The Terrorism Meme–Looking Beyond the Current Threat, Matthew G….

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