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New Definitions of National Security

Strategic Demands: A New Vision for a New World


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Strategic Demands of the 21st Century: A New Vision for a New World by Roger Morris & Steven Schmidt

“The moment requires bold innovative approaches to our interests and responsibilities on a drastically changed, swiftly changing planet. What we see as essential to a wide-ranging democratic discussion and debate is a new strategic discourse, addressing causes as well as effects. We must look ahead, envision and plan without illusion or compromising influence, recognize new realities, tell unpopular truths, put the national interest ahead of office, educate and act…”



In 2005, Roger Morris and Steven Schmidt, continuing their collaboration, wrote Strategic Demands of the 21st Century: a New Vision for a New World. This “Security Brief” for the Green Institute looked at key strategic decisions over the past two decades by US policy-makers — and then envisioned alternative policies to reshape a post Cold War world.



At the Institute’s New Definitions of National Security Conference in Washington D.C. in 2006, participants included Susan Rice who went on to become President Obama’s U.S. national security advisor, Winslow Wheeler, who presented at our request a ‘comprehensive’ overview of the US Defense Budget, and Steve Clemons who continues exceptional independent work in the field of national and international security affairs.



Strategic Demands and GreenPolicy360 Join in Developing “New Definitions of National Security”

Welcome to our work-in-progress and our outreach to the fast developing worldwide web and globally connected community.


We believe, as new security threats arise and are recognized as beyond borders of nation states, that new strategic vision is a necessity.

In a larger sense, ‘security is indivisible’ and security policy works best when it is sustainable and lasting. Wars that produce ‘blowback’ and reverberate generation-to-generation are not effective solutions when national ‘defense’ demands vision that extends far beyond hard power and military action.

As nations across the planet confront an array of unprecedented, existential threats, Strategic Demands looks to the bigger picture, realistic politics, and national defense with new definitions of national security.


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R. Morris at New Definitions of National Security Conference


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S. Schmidt at the New Definitions of
National Security Conference


New Definitions of National Security Conference

Mideast woes alarm U.S. experts – UPI / September 22, 2006




2023 | Looking back at Morris and Schmidt, a PBS “American Experience” documentary on how the Vietnam Moratorium Committee and peace movement acted to stop the use of nuclear weapons — GreenPolicy360 / Nuclear Weapons




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