Issue Papers

The Strategic Importance of Shale Gas

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Fuel powers the industrial production that strengthens the economy and provides the means to project national power. Reliable sources of energy are imperative to the security of the United States. Energy security is the primary theme in discussing why increased…

Environmental Security in Botswana

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The continent of Africa is important to U.S. national security interests, and on that continent regional security increasingly turns on human security. Long known for its influence over critical choke points and sea lines of communication, Africa is increasingly known…

Developing a Diplomatic Corps that is Second-to-None

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The 2010 National Security Strategy marked a change in emphasis in United States foreign policy direction after more than a decade of continuous military engagement in Afghanistan and Iraq. While a strong and capable military is still the cornerstone of…