01/24/2008 - Text of the Director of National Intelligence's national intelligence estimate on the geopolitical effects of global climate change and its impacts on national security. San Francisco-based consultancy, GBN, wrote an influential climate change report describing dire consequences for national security for the U.S. Department of Defense in 2003. The U.K. government published a detailed forecast, known as the Stern Review, of the possible impacts of climate change on the global economy. It says the cost of taking action to avert climate change now is far lower than the cost of coping with damage later.
12/11/2007 - Canada is known as one of the world's most peaceful countries, but it is not immune to the peregrinations of terrorists. With this realization in mind, the Canadian government recently created its first ever national security policy, a 50-plus-page document that addresses intelligence, emergency planning, public health, transport security, border security, and international security.
12/10/2007 - Could the transfer of U.S. and other Western manufacturing jobs overseas be a national security issue? The Conference Board raises that possibility in a recent paper. "Can Manufacturing Survive in Advanced Countries?" suggests the possibility that manufacturing "is a key incubator of new technologies through linked R&D expenditures" and may need to be "protected and nurtured."