Wednesday, August 14,2019 David Lauderdale, Senior Editor and Columnist, the Island Packet/Beaufort Gazette Mr. Lauderdale's columns and editorials capture life in the Lowcountry, highlighting our history, and our natural environment. …Find out more »
30 years have passed since the heady days of German re-unification. The generation whose world-view was shaped by comradeship in arms between Germany and America in the Cold War is…Find out more »
In 38 years of service in the United States Army, Wesley K. Clark rose to the rank of four-star general as NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, Europe. Since retiring from the…Find out more »
The talk will discuss whether Costa Rica will become the world´s first fossil free country and why this is relevant even if the country is small. We will discuss the…Find out more »
Before the CCP came to power, China lay broken. Today it is a force on the global stage, but its leaders remain haunted by the past. Sulmaan Khan will tell…Find out more »
Mr. Shifter, President of The Dialogue, will speak about the gravity of the situation in Venezuela and what needs to happen to overcome the catastrophe. Is it only possible with…Find out more »
Admiral Cecil Haney, Ret. China continues to advance in so many areas including its Belt and Road initiative. That effort is supported by a growing military capability that is not…Find out more »
War is timeless. Some things change—weapons, tactics, technology, leadership, objectives—but our desire to go into battle does not. We are living in the age of Durable Disorder—a period of unrest created by numerous factors: China’s rise, Russia’s resurgence, America’s retreat, global terrorism, international criminal empires, climate change, dwindling natural resources, and bloody civil wars. Sean McFate has been on the front lines of deep state conflicts and has studied and taught the history and practice of war. He’s seen firsthand the horrors of battle and understands the depth and complexity of the current global military situation.
This devastating turmoil has given rise to difficult questions. What is the future of war? How can we survive? If Americans are drawn into major armed conflict, can we win? McFate calls upon the legends of military study Carl von Clausewitz, Sun Tzu, and others, as well as his own experience, and carefully constructs the new rules for the future of military engagement, the ways we can fight and win in an age of entropy: one where corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states have more power and ‘nation states’ have less. With examples from the Roman conquest, World War II, Vietnam, Afghanistan and others, he tackles the differences between conventional and future war, the danger in believing that technology will save us, the genuine leverage of psychological and ‘shadow’ warfare, and much more. McFate’s new rules distill the essence of war today, describing what it is in the real world, not what we believe or wish it to be.
Dr. Bhavya Lal Fifty years ago, the United States and the Soviet Union conducted the only significant national space programs, and only a small number of commercial entities were involved…Find out more »
Joby Warrick, national security reporter for the Washington Post Abstract: The collapse of the Islamic State’s caliphate in 2018 was not the end of a terrorist group, but rather another…Find out more »