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Strategic Options: Iran’s Nuclear Program

The following paper was written April 29, 2014 just after the interim accord freezing Iran’s nuclear program had be reached. Strong debates over what course of action the United States should take inspired this analysis and a hypothetical “Strategic Options Memorandum” for the US National Security Advisor. Just over one [...]

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Do you want risk-based security analysis or security risk analysis?

There has been confusion as the worlds of risk management and the security analysis are increasingly mixed. The differences are simple: Security is the ability to accomplish specific protection objectives. Risk is the likelihood and severity of adverse effects. Combining them yields the possibility for more cost-effective security investment and [...]

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Action Verbs for Thinking People

It’s very easy for us analytics consultants to get typecast as quantitative back office data junkies whose value to our clients is proportionate to the volume of numbers we crunch and the things we think about. Perhaps some of us find that role comfortable. At times, I do. But the [...]

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