The Aspen Journal of Ideas

Essays, Commentary and Big ideas from the Aspen Institute

Category: Security

National Broadband Plan: Surprises, Lessons, and Still in Beta

Every time there’s broadband related news—a court decision, a merger, a hearing—there’s a spate of articles in which the people who thought the U.S. was doing badly five years ago say we still are and the people who five years ago said we were doing great say we still are. A debate where everyone recycles […]

A National Security Analyst’s Take on the State of the Union Speech

The president’s comments last night in the State of the Union speech were notable from the perspective of a national security analyst for a number of reasons. For one thing, of course, relatively little attention was paid to the topic, only a few paragraphs in an hour-long speech, at a time when the number and […]