SEPTEMBER 28, 2020
In this edition of Comm(Unity), it’s a Global Security Forum 2020 takeover! We bring you articles, books and interviews featuring our upcoming speakers and event topics. We also feature a special security-themed cartoon. Be sure to sign up for events at www.gsf2020.com. See you there!
Preview Global Security Forum — Check out the video above to see some short clips of what you can expect from our annual Global Security Forum. Though we won’t be in person this year, you can be sure there will be the same fascinating conversation, expert opinions and stimulating questions.
Check out more information on Global Security Forum from past years, including videos, programs and more!
Weekly Article Roundup
Follow along with the CTWAC staff on this week’s article roundup (with some special recommendations!):
BY: CHRISTIAN BROSE | THE KILL CHAIN | THU., OCT. 1 | 12:00PM
The end of America’s military primacy may be inevitable as other countries stockpile their arsenals with advanced technology
We need to adapt our traditional model of security to modern times
BY: KARA FREDERICK | BATTLEFRONTS 2020 | WED., SEPT. 30 | 3:00PM
Though TikTok has dominated the headlines lately, we can’t forget that the future of digital threats is beyond the social media app
Countering China’s influence in the tech world will have to be broader
BY: AMB. KURT VOLKER | FIRESIDE CHAT | WED., SEPT. 30 | 9:00AM
Time and time again, the United States is talked into “resetting” relations with Russia, but we should not accept its aggression (again)
The U.S., and countries like Ukraine, will end up paying the price
BY: GEN. JOSEPH VOTEL (U.S. ARMY, RET.) | LUMINARY AWARD | THU., OCT. 1 | 5:30PM
Of all the challenges the U.S. faces in the Middle East, China’s increasing presence is the most threatening to security and strategic interests
The predicaments go beyond Iran’s influence and quelling terrorism
TOPIC: U.S. ALLIANCES | WED. SEPT. 30 | 12:00PM
Strained relations between the U.S. and its alliances, particularly in Europe, are not insurmountable and need to be amended
The rest of the world needs a united West
Dr. Richard Haass, President, CFR, gives experts and beginners alike a look at America’s greatest challenges beyond our borders
Dr. Asha George talks about the future of biothreats and what scientific, and legal, responses there are
Watch Paul Bucha, Recipient of the Medal of Honor and 2020 Luminary Honoree, recount the challenges he faced in Vietnam
Kara Frederick and her CNAS colleagues put on a live wargame following a crisis in the East China Sea set in the year 2030
Christian Brose confronts the challenges the U.S. faces at the nexus of technology and military power, and the battle network of systems required to adapt to future tech, threats and military dominance
Check in next week for another CTWAC exclusive cartoon:
It’s finally here. Global Security Forum 2020: Battlefronts premieres throughout the week. Though this year will look different, there’s never been a more pivotal time to explore these topics together: from biothreats to high-tech warfare and from U.S. civil society to global alliances. Join us this week – for one session or all of them! – to dive deeper into the challenges ahead of us, but also to see what we can do to create a more hopeful and secure global community. Visit www.gsf2020.com to see the full lineup.
VP of Programs and Communications
Image Credits:  GSF 2019 image: Nick Caito Photography;  Xi Jinping and Vladimir Putin: http://www.kremlin.ru via Wikimedia Commons;  Wargame board: Screenshot from Center for New American Security;  The Kill Chain: The Kill Chain cover image;  Cartoon: Caroline Schaefer;  Amanda Jolly: Caroline Schaefer
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