Cultural Studies

Cultural and sociological analysis – research into the ideology, political, and economic nature of a culture to better understand its people and government for national security purposes.

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Podcast: The Effects of Multilingualism and Socio-culturalism on the Brain

Part 1 This discussion will address the comparative similarities and differences of the multilingual brain with the socio-cultural brain. While the multilingual brain functions unconsciously to create new meanings, new sensitivities, and new cross-cultural information…

The Changing Nature of Alliances: Rising Powers’ Perspectives

Projections regarding the future of the global order have traditionally relied on two assumptions: 1) rising powers are gradually “rising from within” the existing global governance infrastructure; and, 2) U.S.-led institutions are robust. To effectively…

Podcast: Socio-Cultural Understanding of the Afghanistan-Pakistan (Af-Pak) Region

Part 1 In this podcast, Dr. Zoli discusses what she believes to be the top five challenges for Afghanistan and Pakistan and their relationship today, with emphasis on U.S. and Chinese security posture and engagement…