Author: Daniel Seduski

Keeping American Lights On: National Power Grid Security

The emergence of cyberattacks as a more prevalent form of aggression by American adversaries has caused infrastructure stakeholders to take a closer look at their security policies. This is especially true of power stations and essential distribution points on the national electricity grid. Two recent publications that discuss power grid...

Boston Strong: Analyzing the Response to the Marathon Bombings Two Years Later

On April 15, 2013, brothers Dzhokhar and Tamerlan Tsarnaev set off two explosives near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The explosions resulted in three fatalities and over 250 injured. Three days later, the FBI identified the Tsarnaevs as suspects and released their photos to the press. When the...

A Step in the Right Direction: The Framework to Prevent an Iranian Nuclear Weapon

The international community has taken harsh measures to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons, including imposing severe economic sanctions, and more intrusive actions, such as Stuxnet. Throughout his time in office, President Obama has maintained his commitment to resolving this issue diplomatically. When Hassan Rouhani became president of Iran in...

Demographics of International Students in the U.S.

The diversity and quality of American educational institutions set the international standard. Among others, these two characteristics currently galvanize over 1.1 million foreign students to pursue studies at American colleges, private elementary/high schools, vocational schools, and other academic institutions. These students must possess student visas, which are monitored by the...

The Blueprint: A New National Security Strategy

During the State of the Union (SOTU) address last month, President Barack Obama highlighted numerous American accomplishments in 2014 such as decreasing the number of troops deploying to Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fall of unemployment to its lowest rate in 6 years. The President also mentioned his future ambitions...