In the nuclear realm, the challenge of civilian control is solved with presidential authority. Understanding and addressing the concessions that presidents might make to military expertise surfaces the precarious nature of civilian nuclear command and control.
In her article for “Represent,” Wardah Amir shares her story and struggles of a being a Muslim American joining the U.S. national security community and offers hope for creating a more diverse and inclusive field.
Terrell Jermaine Starr provides historical examples of Russia exploiting pre-existing racial tensions in the United States and argues that America will continue to be vulnerable until it course-corrects from its racist past and present.
In her piece for the “Represent” series, Beverly Kirk addresses how Russian influence exploited America’s racial divide, and while media literacy can help combat influence campaigns racism will continue to be a vulnerability until it is addressed.
Dr. Naazneen H. Barma outlines how the national security academic pipeline leaks diversity at every step of the way, and what steps it can take to prevent the problem and promote more inclusion, equity, and representation.
In her piece for “Represent,” Rebecca Cokley addresses challenges facing people with both visible and invisible disabilities in the federal work force, particularly the SF-86, a federal form required for security clearances.