In today’s world, defined by unprecedented reliance on constantly evolving technology, an understanding of security is crucial to understanding technology. Recent events have proven that counterterrorism policy has become inextricably connected with a very technical subject: encryption. Immediately following the tragic Brussels bombings on March 22, House Homeland Security Chairman Mike McCaul speedily hypothesized that encryption […]

Amidst the overthrow of governments in Tunisia and Egypt in 2011, Anthony Cordesman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies remarked that the nation of Syria looked like nothing more than “a lovely country with olive groves and rolling plains that’s not of any particular strategic interest to anybody who doesn’t live there.” Fast-forward […]

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