While nuclear energy today provides about 10% of global electricity generation in reliable, carbon-free form, the immense destruction tied to its origins casts a long shadow. This tension between terrible and peaceful power underlies the expansive non-proliferation regime of international law, a framework meant to keep nuclear technology from being diverted from this peaceful use… Continue reading Advanced Reactors and Nuclear Terrorism: Rethinking the International Framework
John Goehring argues the US regulatory environment for commercial space programs should promote industry growth, comply with international obligations, and preserve national security. Goehring dubs these commercial space regulation efforts as the “rule of three.” After providing a brief background on existing regulatory regimes for commercial space operations, he describes the components of the rule… Continue reading US Commercial Space Regulation: The Rule of Three
In an era when cyberattacks are becoming ever more prevalent, there is a growing demand for private companies to “hackback” to deter and defend against attacks. But federal law precludes them from doing so. Sam Parker addresses the risks and benefits of allowing companies to respond to cyber-threats by going on the offensive and analyzes… Continue reading Shot in the Dark: Can Private Sector “Hackbacks” Work?