Brandon Valeriano

Valeriano serves as the Donald Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University.His work also includes serving as a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and as Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
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Valeriano serves as the Donald Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University.His work also includes serving as a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and as Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

Brandon Valeriano

Valeriano serves as the Donald Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University.His work also includes serving as a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and as Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.
website | + posts

Valeriano serves as the Donald Bren Chair of Military Innovation at the Marine Corps University.His work also includes serving as a Senior Fellow at the Cato Institute and as Senior Advisor to the Cyberspace Solarium Commission.

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Brandon Valeriano

Ducking Out…

Am I the first to use the pun “ducking out”?  I can’t be, someone has to have used that to describe leaving the Duck of Minerva before.  Regardless, this brings up two key problems with blogging, the quick move towards the cheap pun and to the tendency to do no actual...

A Tale of Three Cyber Security Articles

Cyber security has been on the general security agenda for some time now, but it is only recently that Political Scientists have really engaged the topic in a serious manner befitting of the theoretical and empirical advances in the field.  In general, we have ceded...

Things to do after finishing a book

I just finished my cyber security book, provisionally titled Cyber Hype versus Cyber Reality.  The feeling of loss has set in.  I don’t know what to do with myself now, I am sleeping more than normal (but that could just be jet lag).  Working on articles seems like...

Political Science without a Net

Marc Maron, on his popular WTF Podcast, made an offhand remark that he does not prepare for his comedy performances.  He feels that preparing is for cowards, that you need to be ready and willing to fail in your work since there is a fine line between a unique...

Failing at Football Diplomacy

There has been a bit of recent news lately suggesting international football* considerations are making the divisions between states greater, supporting the idea that sports might not be the path to peace and reconciliation.  While a few cases cannot disprove an idea,...