NatSec Nightcap with John C. Demers

 

 

 

 

John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice, joined NSI Founder & Executive Director Jamil Jaffer on August 6 for the latest installment of our NatSec Nightcap webinar series.  AAG Demers discussed evolving cybersecurity threats, the challenges in investigating Chinese state-backed efforts to steal intellectual property, what the private sector can do to mitigate its vulnerabilities, and what the government is doing to counter the risks.

Ambassador Reuben E. Brigety II, former Representative of the United States to the African Union and Permanent Representative to the UN Economic Commission of Africa, joins us on the next session of NatSec Nightcap on Thursday, August 20 from 5 – 6 PM ET.  An expert on African peace and security issues, Ambassador Brigety will be discussing China’s growing influence in Africa, U.S.-Africa relations, and the need to re-think U.S. engagement in Africa.  Please click here to register for this exciting event.

Past speakers in this series include NSI Advisory Board member Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Senator Saxby Chambliss, former Acting and Deputy Director oof the CIA Michael Morell, and former White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco.  NSI’s NatSec Nightcap webinar series provides important conversations to a diverse audience and provides an engaging virtual alternative while our in-person programming is suspended.

To learn more about NatSec Nightcap, view our upcoming speakers, and register for these events, please visit our website.

 

China’s One Belt One Road: New World Order?

 

 

 

This NSI Backgrounder:

  • Describes China’s “One Belt One Road”
  • Outlines China’s economic and geopolitical objectives for One Belt, One Road

  • Characterizes One Belt, One Road’s scope, scale, features, and trends

  • Highlights alternatives to One Belt, One Road
  • Identifies key items to watch in the future

Click here to read the complete paper

About the author:

Bryan Smith is a Senior Fellow at the National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Currently, Mr. Smith provides strategic advisory services to defense and intelligence companies. During his varied career, Mr. Smith held senior resource management positions in the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Director of National Intelligence, and the National Reconnaissance Office and served as a professional staff member in the House and Senate intelligence committees.

 

China and Arctic Security

 

 

 

This NSI Backgrounder:

  • Sets the backdrop for increased human activity in the Arctic.

  • Summarizes the key stakeholders in the Arctic.

  • Details China’s entry into the region and Beijing’s intensified activities in the Arctic.
  • Lists key items to watch in the future.

Click here to read the complete paper.

About the author:

James P. Danoy is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.  Mr. Danoy is a retired defense intelligence executive and previously served as the Defense Intelligence Agency Executive Representative to the FBI, the National Intelligence Manager for Europe and NATO, and a President’s Daily Brief (PDB) briefer to the 44th President of the United States.

A History of U.S. Relations with China

 

 

 

This Backgrounder:

  • Reviews key developments in the historic U.S. relationship with China.

  • Highlights the extent to which U.S.-China tensions have waxed and waned.

  • Describes recent changes in U.S. perceptions of China which have sparked competing policy responses.

Click here to read the complete paper.

About the author:

Christopher J. Bright is a Visiting Fellow at the National Security Institute at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University. Mr. Bright is a diplomatic historian with more than a decade of professional experience as a national security staffer in the U.S. House of Representatives. Currently, he is professorial lecturer at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

NatSec Nightcap with Michael Brown

 

 

Michael Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit at the Department of Defense, joined NSI Founder & Executive Director Jamil Jaffer on July 23 for the latest installment of our NatSec Nightcap webinar series.  Mr. Brown discussed the impending superpower marathon between the U.S. and China, focusing on China’s multi-decade investment in technologies critical for both future innovation and military superiority and U.S. policies and tools needed to strengthen the national security innovation base.

John C. Demers, Assistant Attorney General for the National Security Division at the Department of Justice, joins us on the next session of NatSec Nightcap on Thursday, August 6 from 5 – 6 PM ET.  Mr. Demers leads the Department’s efforts to combat national security related cyber-crime, terrorism and espionage, to enforce export control and sanctions laws, and to conduct a national security review of foreign investments.  Mr. Demers also leads the Attorney General’s China Initiative to counter economic espionage, trade secret theft, hacking, and other related crimes from China.  To register for this event, please click here.

Past speakers in this series include NSI Advisory Board member Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Senator Saxby Chambliss, former Acting and Deputy Director oof the CIA Michael Morell, and former White House Homeland Security Advisor Lisa Monaco.  NSI’s NatSec Nightcap webinar series provides important conversations to a diverse audience and provides an engaging virtual alternative while our in-person programming is suspended.

To learn more about NatSec Nightcap, view our upcoming speakers, and register for these events, please visit our website.

NatSec Nightcap with Lisa Monaco

 

 

 

Lisa Monaco, NSI Advisory Board member and former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor,  joined NSI Founder & Executive Director Jamil Jaffer on July 7 for the sixth event in our NatSec Nightcap webinar series.   Ms. Monaco highlighted critical U.S. national security priorities – from pandemics to terrorism to an independent Justice Department – and discussed U.S. preparedness to address these critical challenges.

Michael Brown, Director of the Defense Innovation Unit at the Department of Defense, will  join us on the next installment in our NatSec Nightcap series on Thursday, July 23 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET.  At DIU, Mr. Brown leads governmental efforts to strengthen U.S. national security by accelerating the adoption of leading commercial technology throughout the military and growing the national security innovation base.  Previously, he led the initiative for the development of the DoD-sponsored National Security Innovation Capital (NSIC), which funds dual-use hardware technology companies.  To register for this event, please click here. 

Past speakers in this series include NSI Advisory Board member Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former Senator Saxby Chambliss, and former Acting and Deputy Director oof the CIA Michael Morell.  NSI’s NatSec Nightcap webinar series provides important conversations to a diverse audience and provides an engaging virtual alternative while our in-person programming is suspended.

To learn more about NatSec Nightcap, view our upcoming speakers, and register for these events, please visit our website.

The Space Enterprise: Why National Security & Commercial Space Efforts Need a Unified Theory of Everything

 

 

The National Security Institute and Aerospace Corporation held a virtual discussion about how the U.S. can reimagine the space enterprise as a holistic constellation of national security and commercial capabilities to make our space industry more adaptive and resilient.  The panelists discussed high-level strategic challenges facing the space industrial ecosystem before drilling into key reform areas such as production agility, launch schedule, financial assistance, as well as public-private partnerships.

The panel featured:

  • Dr. Jamie M. Morin, Vice President, Defense Systems Operations, Aerospace Corporation
  • Joshua Huminski, NSI Visiting Fellow and Director, Mike Rogers Center for Intelligence & Global Affairs
  • Karen L. Jones, Senior Project Leader, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, Aerospace Corporation
  • Moderated by Jamil N. Jaffer, Founder and Executive Director, National Security Institute

 

NatSec Nightcap with Michael Morell

 

 

Michael Morell, Former Acting and Deputy Director of the CIA, joined NSI Founder & Executive Director Jamil Jaffer on June 25 for the fifth event in our NatSec Nightcap webinar series.  Mr. Morell discussed a variety of evolving global security threats, such as competition with China, Russia’s disinformation campaigns and a resurgent Islamic, to argue that the national security challenges facing the next president of the United States are greater than those faced by any president in the last century.

On Tuesday, July 7 from 5:00 – 6:00 PM ET, Lisa Monaco, NSI Advisory Board member and former White House Homeland Security and Counterterrorism Advisor, will join us on the next installment in our NatSec Nightcap series.  An expert on counterterrorism and cyber policy and strategy, Ms. Monaco will discuss national security priorities – from pandemics to terrorism to an independent Justice Department – explore U.S. preparedness to address these critical challenges.  To register for this event, please click here.

Past speakers in this series include NSI Advisory Board member Gen. Keith Alexander (Ret.), Rep. Will Hurd (TX-23), former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and former Senator Saxby Chambliss.  NSI’s NatSec Nightcap webinar series provides important conversations to a diverse audience and provides an engaging virtual alternative while our in-person programming is suspended.

To learn more about NatSec Nightcap, view our upcoming speakers, and register for these events, please visit our website.