Articles - 2015

Articles by Nayef Al-Rodhan


Proposal of a Dignity Scale for Sustainable Governance

December, 2015-  ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

Why dignity is critical for good governance.

Hypersonic Missiles Offer Some Impressive- and Disturbing- Capabilities

December, 2015-  OxPol

Hypersonic missiles offer some impressive- and disturbing- capabilities. 

Proposal of a Dignity Scale for Sustainable Governance

November, 2015-  Journal of Public Policy

Why dignity is critical for good governance.

Hypersonic Missiles and Global Security

November, 2015-  ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

Hypersonic missiles offer some impressive- and disturbing- capabilities. 

Hypersonic Missiles and Global Security

November, 2015-  The Diplomat

Hypersonic missiles offer some impressive- and disturbing- capabilities.  

The Tripwire Pivotal Corridor Conflicts

October, 2015-  Geneva Centre for Security Policy

Within the Tripwire Pivotal Corridor (TPC) are several politically unstable regions that have a great importance for global security. 

Socio-neuro-biologIia y perspectivas de nuestro colectivo futuro global

Septiembre 28, 2015-  BBVA OpenMind

Aunque en los últimos años el estudio del comportamiento social humano ha cobrado impulso, sus aspectos biológicos y evolutivos siguen siendo poco explorada .

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

September 28, 2015-  BBVA OpenMind

Although in recent years the study of human social behaviour has gained momentum, its biological and evolutionary aspects remain underexplored.

The Moral Code: How to Teach Robots Right and Wrong

September 11, 2015-  ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

As robots are becoming more autonomous, we must begin to reflect on their capacity for moral reasoning.

The Privatization of Space: When Things Go Wrong

August 14, 2015-   ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

As space explorations begins to depend more heavily on private companies, one must look at how this changes the role that governments play.

 

The Moral Code: How to Teach Robots Right and Wrong

August 12, 2015-  Foreign Affairs

As robots are becoming more autonomous, we must begin to reflect on their capacity for moral reasoning.

 

Socio-Neuro-Biology and Prospects for Our Collective Global Future

July 30, 2015-  E-International Relations

Although in recent years the study of human social behaviour has gained momentum, its biological and evolutionary aspects remain underexplored.

 

Strategic Cultutre and Pragmatic National Interest

July 22, 2015-  Global Policy Journal

How the study of strategic culture remains important for understanding and addressing conflicts in an interdependent world.

 

The "Emotional" Amoral Egoism of States

July 15, 2015-  Global Policy Journal

Why states don't always behave as rationally as we may expect them to.

 

The "Emotional" Amoral Egoism of States

July 25, 2015-  ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

Why states don't always behave as rationally as we may expect them to.

 

Brain Gain: The Emerging Security and Ethical Challenges of Cognitive Enhancement

July 2, 2015-  Georgetown Journal of Foreign Affairs

The radically accelerating development of emerging strategic technologies (ESTs) poses important questions for the future of human societies.

 

Future Wars: Reshaping the Ethics and Norms of War

June 25, 2015-  Wilson Quarterly

Technology's forward march will require us to reconsider and even rewrite the rules of war.

 

Rationality, Pragmatism, and Palestine

June 25, 2015-  Diplomatic Courier

Emotions have long played a central role in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

 

The "Emotional" Amoral Egoism of States

June 25, 2015-  Politics in Spires

Why states don't always behave as rationally as we may expect them to.

 

What Does Nanotechnology Mean for Geopolitics?

June 23, 2015-  World Economic Forum Blog

Why nanotechtech matters for geopolitical competition.

 

The "Emotional" Amoral Egoism of States

June 18, 2015-  The Montréal Review

Why states don't always behave as rationally as we may expect them to.

 

Transhumanism and War

May 18, 2015-  ISN Blog, ETH Zurich

Explores the implications of the development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies for military purposes.

 

Transhumanism and War

May 18, 2015-  Global Policy Journal

Explores the implications of the development and acquisition of human enhancement technologies for military purposes.

 

Predisposed Tabula Rasa

May 15, 2015-  Politics in Spires

Examining the previously unexplored links between neurochemistry and public policy

 

Global Trends and Their Impact on Space

May 5, 2015-  C. Al-Ekabi et al. (eds.), Yearbook on Space Policy 2012/2013

Analyzing global trends and their implications for space policy.  

 

Symbiotic Realism and Just Power

April 28, 2015-  Open Democracy

Articulates four interlocking elements that shape the global system.

 

Predisposed Tabula Rasa

April 9, 2015-  Journal of Public Policy

Examining the previously unexplored links between neurochemistry and public policy. 

 

Security Implications and Existential Crossroads of Artificial Intelligence

April 2, 2015-  Georgetown Journal of International Affairs

Emerging A.I. technologies must be carefully regulated because of their possible implications for ethics, security, and human existence.

 

Free-Wheeling Web Commentary Challenges Media's Traditional Power

March 31, 2015-  Yale Global

Blogs continue to wield influence; governments and bloggers could coordinate on regulations to increase the potential.

 

What are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech?

March 31, 2015-  International Relations and Security Network, ETH Zurich

What are the ethical and regulatory challenges faced by crucial emerging technologies like Genetic Engineering and Artificial Intelligence?

 

The Many Ethical Implications of Emerging Technologies

March 13, 2015-  Scientific American

Brainlike computer chips, smart pharmacology and other advances offer great promise but also raise serious questions that we must deal with now.

 

What are the Ethical Implications of Emerging Tech?

March 4, 2015-  World Economic Forum Blog

What are the ethical and regulatory challenges faced by crucial emerging technologies like Genetic Engineering and Artificial Intelligence?

 

The Meta-Geopolitics of Geneva 1815-2015

February 26, 2015-  International Relations and Security Network, ETH Zurich

What geopolitical factors helped transform Geneva into a global economic and diplomatic center?

 

Quantum Computing and Global Security

February 20, 2015- Global Policy Journal

What are the implications of Quantum Computing for progress and security?

 

Gratificación Neuroquímica Sostenible y el Significado de la Existencia

February 20, 2015- BBVA OpenMind

¿cuál es el sentido de la vida ?

 

Sustainable Neurochemical Gratification and the Meaning of Existence 

February 20, 2015- BBVA OpenMind

What is the meaning of life, see my new article.

 

Who Are We: Neurochemical Man And Emotional Amoral Egoism

February 18, 2015- Politics in Spires

How our neurochemistry influences our Human Nature.

 

Who Are We: Neurochemical man and Emotional Amoral Egoism

January 23, 2015- The Montréal Review

How our neurochemistry influences our Human Nature.


Education and Global Security

January 18, 2015- BBVA OpenMind

An educational programme that promotoes cultural security and understanding.

 

Educacion y Seguridad Mundial

January 18, 2015- BBVA OpenMind

Un programa educativo incluyente a nivel mundial que promueve la seguridad y el entendimiento culturales.

 

The Ethical and Security Implications of Synthetic Biology and Cognitive Enhancement

January 15, 2015- GCSP Editorials

Assessing the future impact of crucial emerging technologies.

 

 


"Sustainable Global Security", in F. Géré and M. Sharpe (Eds.), 'Global Security: A Vision for the Future - Addressing the Challenges and Opportunities for Research in the Information Age' (.pdf) NATO Science for Peace and Security Series - E: Human and Societal Dynamics, IOS Press, 2011.

"Lecture on Sustainable History, Human Dignity and Trans-Cultural Synergy", Royal Society, posted 29th June 2011.

"Le déficit de dignité collective et le futur du monde arabe", LeMonde.fr, April 5, 2011.

"Three Philosophical Works in Global Politics", by Tel Asiado, Suite 101, October 4, 2010.

Finest Quotes

Interview with Dr. Al-Rodhan, by Norm Goldman, Bookpleasures.com, published July 9, 2010.

 Nayef Al-Rodhan, comment on “Opinion: How history’s first draft got it wrong,” by Michael Goldfarb, GlobalPost, 11 November 2009, posted 3 December 2009.

 “Local Culture and History,” Letters to the International Herald Tribune, International Herald Tribune, November 20, 2009.

 “GCSP Geneva Paper 9, Security Strategies Today: Trends and Perspectives,” GCSP Geneva Papers, November, 2009.

 “Multi-sum Security: Five Distinct Dimensions,” Safeguarding Security in Turbulent Times -  ISN Special Report, May 2009.

 "Proposal for a Security Matrix," Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 20, 2006.

 "Proposal for a Stability Matrix," Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 20, 2006.

 "Proposal for a Globalization Matrix: Quantifying Impacts and Response," Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 19, 2006.

"Definitions of Globalization: A Comprehensive Overview and a Proposed Definition," Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 19, 2006.

 "Historical Milestones of Globalization," Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 19, 2006.

 "Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 23, Arms Control in a Globalized World," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 22, Changing Health Paradigms, Globalization, and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 21, Xenophobia, Media Stereotyping, and Their Role in Global Insecurity," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 20, US Environmental Policy and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 19, Proliferation, Non-State Actors, and the Impact on Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 18, The Non-Proliferation Regime," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 17, Natural Disasters, Globalization, and the Implications for Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 16, Water, Globalization, and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 15, US Hegemony and Globalization," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, December 6, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 14, Is NATO Going Global?," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 13, The United Nations and the Challenges of a Globalized World: Towards a Quantum Leap from Multilateralism to Globalization?," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 12, Potential Outcomes of Migration Flux in a Globalized World and Its Security Implications," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 11, Informal Remittance Flows and Their Implications for Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 10, Ethics, Civil Liberties, Globalization and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 9, Security in the Caspian Sea Region: Challenges and Opportunities in a Globalized World," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 8, Energy Security, Globalization and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, September 28, 2006.

"GCSP Policy Brief No. 7, Danish Cartoons: A Symptom of Global Insecurity," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, July 12, 2006.

"GCSP Policy Brief No. 6, Oil, Ports, and Steel: Symptoms of Global Insecurity," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, July 7, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 5, Delivering Regional Security in a Globalizing World: The European Union's Enlargement to Turkey," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 22, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 4, Peace Operations: Reflections of, Responses to, and Victims of, Globalization," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 22, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 3, Prevention of WMD Proliferation, Globalization, and International Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 22, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 2, Transcultural Issues, Globalization, and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 22, 2006.

"Editorial of GCSP Policy Brief No. 1, Information Technology, Terrorism, and Global Security," GCSP Policy Brief Series, Program on the Geopolitical Implications of Globalization and Transnational Security, June 19, 2006.