Category Archives: Security and Strategy

The Crackdown in Saudi Arabia: Former Amb. Robert Jordan weighs in

Saudi Arabia’s crown prince Mohammed bin Salman arrested as many as 500 people Monday in what he said was an action to rid the country of corruption. Today, Saudi Arabia accused Iran of an act of war. Tower Center Senior … Continue reading

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Event Recap | The North Korean Missile Threat

President Trump threatened to “totally destroy North Korea” in a speech at the United Nations Sept. 19. Sen. Bob Corker, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, responded that this rhetoric could lead the United States to World War III. … Continue reading

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Is Russia getting cozy with North Korea?

Tower Chair and National Security expert Joshua Rovner talked to CBS’s Roshini Rajkumar about North Korea and its relationships with China, Russia and the U.S. Rovner said the Trump administration is trying to isolate North Korea like the administrations before. … Continue reading

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“Can America still be trusted with classified information?”

Tower Chair and national security expert Josh Rovner weighed in on the possible consequences of President Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials. The original source of the information that Trump leaked was reported to be Israel, viewed as one of … Continue reading

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U.S.-China Relations and the Trump Administration

Tower Chair Josh Rovner edited a policy roundtable discussing the U.S.-China relationship under President Trump. “The stable maritime-land balance is now in question, at least to some observers, because of China’s economic and military rise,” Rovner wrote. Trump’s shifting attitude … Continue reading

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Tower Scholars address Russian cyber activities in simulation

The junior class of Highland Capital Management Tower Scholars participated in a simulations for their policy seminar course and presented their policy proposal to the Deputies Committee of the National Security Council May 1. The scholars acted as members of … Continue reading

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Immigration and Refugee Policy in Donald Trump’s America

Tower Center Director James Hollifield wrote an essay on immigration and President Trump in a roundtable edited by Tower Chair Joshua Rovner. The roundtable explores the question of national security in regards to Trump’s proposals. “This question is particularly important given that … Continue reading

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WATCH: Josh Rovner on “mother of all bombs” dropped in Afghanistan

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Policy Roundtable | “Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election”

Tower Chair Joshua Rovner edited and wrote the introduction for the International Security Studies Forum’s newest roundtable, “Russia and the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.” Russian intelligence officials stole and leaked information from the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton’s campaign … Continue reading

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Robert Jordan reacts to Russian intelligence hearing

Tower Center Diplomat-in-Residence Ambassador Robert Jordan commented on the Russian intelligence hearing March 20 with FBI Director James Comey. In the hearing, Comey confirmed that the FBI is investigating ties between President Trump’s associates and the Russian government. “What we really … Continue reading

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