The Monkey Cage: international security


Posted at 08:38 AM ET, 12/05/2013

Would new Iran sanctions help U.S. negotiators? Probably not.

It’s possible that new sanctions might strengthen Obama’s hand in the Iran negotiations. But that’s not the way you should be betting.

By Henry Farrell  |  08:38 AM ET, 12/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security, Iran, Nuclear Weapons, Senate

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/26/2013

A diplomatic endgame with Iran? The case for optimism

Convincing Iran to settle for nuclear latency may require some concessions from the United States. But this isn’t surprising.

By Matthew Fuhrmann  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security, Iran, Nuclear Weapons

Posted at 08:18 AM ET, 11/14/2013

Five key questions -- and answers -- about the nuclear talks with Iran

What you need to know about the Iranian nuclear program

By Henry Farrell  |  08:18 AM ET, 11/14/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security, Nuclear Weapons

Posted at 11:59 AM ET, 11/11/2013

Cyber-Pearl Harbor is a myth

Don’t expect to see any Pearl Harbor style cyber attacks, unless you’re watching a bad Bruce Willis movie.

By Henry Farrell  |  11:59 AM ET, 11/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cybersecurity, international security

Posted at 10:44 AM ET, 11/05/2013

Our allies’ spooks don’t just spy on each other. They help each other change the law.

Alliances across different countries’ spying agencies are probably more important than the disagreements between them.

By Henry Farrell  |  10:44 AM ET, 11/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security, Surveillance

Posted at 12:44 PM ET, 10/25/2013

Five things you need to know about the transatlantic wiretap scandal

Hypocrisy, timing, personal relationships, costly signals and European domestic politics explain what’s happening over wiretapping.

By Henry Farrell  |  12:44 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security, Surveillance

Posted at 08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013

Mike Ward’s Lab Has a New Blog

Predictive Heuristics promises to lend insight into the big data debate.

By Erica Chenoweth  |  08:53 PM ET, 10/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  big data, forecasting, international security, political science, prediction

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013

What do policymakers want from academics?

Paul Avey and Michael Desch have surveyed national security policymakers and find that academics are not delivering what these policymakers want.

By Erik Voeten  |  09:02 AM ET, 09/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  international security