As challenging as politics have become in the United States, nothing holds a candle to the tumult that Israel has been through over the last three years. With four elections proving indecisive and Benjamin Netanyahu being pushed out as Prime Minister in May, after 12 years at the helm, Israel is contending with internal upheaval at the same time as it navigates external challenges. Meanwhile Palestinian political paralysis and division persists, with long overdue Palestinian legislative elections scheduled then ultimately canceled at the eleventh hour, and Hamas and Fatah continuing their rift and divided rule.
When I asked our speaker, Neile Miller (MSTS, Senior Director for Business Operations and former NNSA Acting Administrator) what a shift in nuclear policy meant for the nuclear and other national security programs at the Nevada National Security Site, I heard her pause just long enough to grab her White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) hat off the shelf.
To help us understand what the path looks like going from a fossil-fuel dependent 2020 to a net-zero 2050 are two national security experts, Vice Adm Lee Gunn, USN (Ret.) and Vice Adm Frank Pandolfe, USN (Ret.), both of the CNA Military Advisory Board.
Keith Hansen and Rae Huffstutler, NSF regular presenters and former Intelligence Community professionals, will review the known U.S. policy players and explore some of the continuing conundrums that the Biden team must continue to manage in new ways.
Global terrorism tops our list for 2021 national security issues. To lead us through an overview of the leading global terrorism issues for 2021 is Dr. Erin Miller, Program Director for the Global Terrorism Database (GTD) at START.