Paul W. Taylor

Paul Taylor is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Policy & Research, an expert in foreign relations and national and international security, and a licensed attorney. His experiences during his two deployments with the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division, both to Afghanistan and to Iraq, left him with a keen interest in national security and intelligence, and an understanding of the need for a more rational use of our military and diplomatic power. In order to pursue this interest, he completed a joint-degree program in law and international relations at Seton Hall University, in which he studied, among other applicable subjects, international security, causes of war, national security law, and international law. At the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and Global Action to Prevent War, Paul gained valuable insight into the effects of the unconstrained use of armed force, into the breadth of factors that lead to the outbreak of violence and need for military response, into how international law and institutions can affect the way people perceive their rights and responsibilities. During his tenure with the Center for Policy & Research, Paul participated in habeas litigation for Guantanamo Bay detainees and investigated various government policies and practices, focusing on the US military detention center at Guantanamo Bay. Most recently, he lead a project debunking government claims of high recidivism among Guantanamo detainees.

NOTE: Competing (?) Perspectives on American Grand Strategy

Peter Feaver noted in a recent Foreign Policy blog post, Competing perspectives on American grand strategy, that a recent report by the Center for New American Security (CNAS) on the future of American grand strategy displayed a remarkable amount of agreement between competing perspectives. In his words: Dick Betts calls for the greatest amount of change from the status quo grand strategy, but I wonder if that isn’t because he pegs the status quo to somewhere around January 2003,… Read More »NOTE: Competing (?) Perspectives on American Grand Strategy

NOTE: Combat Exoskeletons Are No Longer “The Future”

Robotics is the future of warfare. While it is difficult to predict the exact nature  or shape of the future in any field, especially one as new as robotics, it is a relatively safe bet that the robotically augmented soldiers will be appearing on the battlefield soon. It seems, in fact that this is just around the corner, as reported by Danger Room’s David Axe. He reports that Lockheed Martin’s HULC, a robotic exoskeleton, will be… Read More »NOTE: Combat Exoskeletons Are No Longer “The Future”