BRSL Commentary

Accelerating the Evolution of AI Export Controls

September 2023

Ritwik Gupta (BRSL Graduate Fellow) and Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director) and  discuss U.S. export controls for critical AI hardware, focusing on deep learning accelerators and their role in industrial competition.


Proliferate, Don’t Obliterate: How Responsive Launch Marginalizes Anti-Satellite Capabilities

September 2023

Ritwik Gupta (BRSL Graduate Fellow) and Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director) discuss the value of responsive launch as a response to anti-satellite strikes.

Confidence-Building Measures for Artificial Intelligence

September 2023

Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director), Dr. Sarah Shoker, and Leah Walker (BRSL Assistant Director) summarize the findings of a joint BRSL-OpenAI workshop and workshop report exploring confidence building measures to counter AI risks to international security.

Putting the Biden Administration’s “New Economic Statecraft” in Context

August 2023

Dr. Vinod K. Aggarwal and Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director) examine the Biden Administration’s economic policy and the difficulties faces the U.S. in an increasingly competitive international system.

Orbital hypersonic delivery systems threaten strategic stability

June 2023

Ritwik Gupta (BRSL Graduate Fellow) argues that orbital hypersonic delivery systems, like the one tested by the People’s Republic of China in 2021, threaten strategic stability.  

The Paradox of Hiroshima

May 2023

Dr. Jane Darby Menton (BRSL Research Scholar) reflects on the symbolism of G-7 summit in Hiroshima, as well as the enduring legacy of the city at a time when Japan experiences changes in its security environment, force posture, and in public perception on defense matters.

What Most People Get Wrong About the Iran Nuclear Deal

May 2023

Dr. Jane Darby Menton (BRSL Research Scholar) marks the fifth anniversary of the U.S. withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with commentary on the value of the JCPOA and what its rejection means for non-proliferation efforts going forward. 

Why the alarm over Russia’s use of hypersonic missiles in Ukraine is misplaced

March 2023

 Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director) discusses Russia’s use of Kinzhal hypersonic missiles against Ukraine in March 2023 and the alarmism the use of such hypersonic missiles generates in the United States. 

Integrating the Art and Science of Wargaming

March 2023

Dr. Andrew Reddie (BRSL Faculty Director) and Dr. Bethany Goldblum discuss the utility of war-games, the analysis problem of traditional war-games, and the role that experimental war-games can play in adding analytical utility to the practice.