Mexico: Demonstrators March Against Femicide. Protesters marched through Mexico City on Sunday to compel Mexican authorities to do more to address the killing of women. The demonstrators carried purple crosses, each one representing a murdered woman. Femicide, a gender motivated murder of a woman, kills nine women in Mexico each day according to the United Nations. BBC VOA News
Mackenzie Eaglen argues that with the current lack of women occupying senior-level positions in government, central institutions that make life-and-death decisions need people with a range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives. Learn more here.
Getting the Story Right about Wargaming by ED McGrady
Getting the Most out of Your Wargame: Practical Advice for Decision-Makers by Elizabeth Bartels
Thinking Historically: A Guide for Strategy and Statecraft by Francis J. Gavin
Rereading Thucydides: Where are the Women?
By Kate Tollenaar, Strategy Bridge: "In 1994, John Keegan wrote, “If warfare is as old as history and as universal as mankind, we must now enter the supremely important limitation that it is an entirely masculine activity.”"
'I Run Wargames. Too Often, I Am the Only Woman in the Room
'RAND's Becca Wasser designs, runs, and manages wargames for U.S. military and government officials. In wargaming, you have to learn by doing, she says. But women face significant barriers to entering—and advancing in—the field. Why is it important to have gender diversity in wargaming? Without women leaders, designers, or players in these games, opportunities to uncover new and innovative strategies are falling by the wayside. Plus, she says: "If women have a place on the battlefield...then I have a place in wargaming." Read more »
Intel, Ethics, and Emerging Tech: Q&A with Cortney Weinbaum
Cortney Weinbaum studies topics related to intelligence and cyber policy as a senior management scientist at RAND. In this interview, she discusses challenges facing the intelligence community, the risks of using AI as a solution, and ethics in scientific research. Read more »