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Cultivating the next generation of grand strategists.

The Duke University Program in American Grand Strategy is a signature program for Duke students interested in national security policymaking. AGS is defined by its curriculum, with the hallmark AGS advanced seminar, speaker series, co-curricular active learning experiences, research opportunities and extensive alumni network.

 
Courses

Take the hallmark AGS advanced seminar.

Events

Hear from today's most prominent, strategic voices.

Engage

Learn outside the classroom on staff rides and field trips.

Research

Engage with scholars on a deeper level.

Yemeni Civil War Spans Cyberspace, Too

By Noah McThenia. January 16, 2018. The Saudi government’s October 2018 assassination of journalist Jamal Khashoggi drew widespread American media attention to the U.S.’s many dealings with Saudi Arabia, perhaps most significantly the extent of American aid for the Saudi led intervention in Yemen. Recent research has shown how this war has been fought not […]

Overlooked Cyber Vulnerability: Energy and the Environment

By Yuval Medina. January 14, 2019. “The word ‘blackout’ to refer to a power outage is something of a misnomer,” writes Gretchen Bakke in her book, The Grid. When our databases, communication systems, hospitals, and even our phones and cars—and our entire way of life—are all plugged into the grid that sustains us, losing our […]

Government Shutdown Hurts Federal Cybersecurity

by James Arnold. January 10, 2019. The most recent government shutdown is approaching the record for the longest shutdown in United States history, but what does that mean for American cybersecurity? To put it simply, nothing good. In the process of allegedly attempting to strengthen security on our southern border, the shutdown has severely inhibited […]

Twitter Flaw Raises Questions on Ethical Hacking, SMS Security

By Tyler Jang. January 8, 2019. On December 27, the cybersecurity firm Insinia hijacked the Twitter accounts of several British journalists and tweeted, “This account has been temporarily hijacked by Insinia Security.” Included in the tweet was a link to a Medium blog post detailing the means of the attack. Insinia hackers exploited Twitter’s SMS […]