New Paradigms Forum


This website is devoted to providing its readers with opportunities to think about, discuss, and debate matters of importance to the management of global security challenges in this new century -- with a special emphasis upon the impact of technology upon national and international security relationships. 

We are interested, broadly, in issues of policy, law, and ethics as they arise in connection with questions of security policy.  Of particular interest are questions of nuclear weapons policy, nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear disarmament, arms control, cyberwarfare, space policy, the “revolution in military affairs,” counter-terrorism law and policy, managing tensions between security and civil liberties, electronic surveillance, intelligence collection and oversight in democracies, and the rise of robotics in military and security affairs.

This is not a clearing house for news on these topics, for others can do a better job of providing you with real-time media coverage.  We aim instead to be a forum for discussion, and an access point for documents and other websites that we think are of particular interest.

We hope you find the New Paradigms Forum valuable and informative.

Welcome to the New Paradigms Forum

New Paradigms Forum is dedicated to the discussion and development of conceptual tools and policy alternatives for managing the complex global security environment of the 21st Century

     ... managing strategic security relationships in a context of rapidly developing technologies, deep complexity, overlapping asymmetries, constrained predictability, and bounded rationality ...

© 2009 C.A. Ford