Often when we discuss national security we tend to focus on “hard security concepts,” things like military capability, nuclear weapons, deterrence, and other things that are comfortable to those that have studied security for a long time. But what does it mean to be secure? Are people secure from something or someone? And who is it that we mean by the concept of “the nation”? Frequent listeners to Horns will have heard in the discussion with Kori Schake, Derek Chollet, and Jim Goldgeier, the notion that the concurrent pandemic and crisis of racial justice requires us to reconceptualize what we mean by “national security.”
In this episode of Horns of a Dilemma Doyle Hodges, the executive editor of the Texas National Security Review, sits down with Shirin Sinnar, professor at Stanford University Law School, to discuss race, identity, and national security.
Sheena Chestnut Greitens, a Clements Faculty Fellow, and Julian Gewirtz, a participant at our Summer seminar, have co-authored a new article in Foreign Affairs: "China’s Troubling Vision for the Future of Public Health," which analyzes and critiques the Chinese government's methods of public health.
Jeune Kim, a Master's candidate at the Lyndon B Johnson School of Public Affairs, and an affiliate with the Clements Center as a Professional Development Fund and Security Studies Portfolio student, has had her newest op-ed published as part of Human Rights in North Korea's "NK Hidden Gulag Blog." She discusses the legitimacy of diplomatic engagement with the North Korean regime while it continues rampant abuse of human rights.
Our faculty fellow Sheena Greitens has been quoted by the South China Morning Post on a new article about the Chinese Government's new national security team in Hong Kong.
“Since Xi’s ascent, we’ve seen more statements about the need to prevent diffusion of political threats from abroad into China. Hong Kong has always been one site where the Chinese Communist Party is particularly sensitive or prone to seeing foreign infiltration aimed at destabilising the party."
One of our undergraduate fellows, Nick Romanow, has published a new piece in The Bulwark recounting the story of his naturalization process during these turbulent times, and what citizenship means in the United States today.
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