Alternate Title: 1999 Fletcher Conference, Panel One
There are of course several key challenges that come immediately to mind as we think about the international security landscape of the early years and decades of the 21st century. The first would be the eventual rise of other great powers or what are termed near peer competitors. Second would be the collapse of states and the greater incidents of intrastate conflict. Third would be weapons of mass destruction and their ongoing proliferation. Fourth would be dynamics of the domestic setting in the United States, which also shapes the landscape within which we operate. And finally in this all too short list, information warfare including cyber terrorism, of course, as well as other forms of terrorism. Participants in this panel included Seantor John Warner, Lieutenant General Patrick M. Hughes, Robert D. Kaplan, and Dr. Richard A. Falkenrath.