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Kedar Pavgi

Digital Producer/Reporter

Kedar Pavgi is a digital producer/reporter at Defense One. He joined Government Executive Media Group summer 2012 as an editorial fellow. He previously worked at Foreign Policy magazine, and has written for The Diplomat, The World Politics Review and the Foreign Policy Association. He received his bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary, where he studied economics and international relations.

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Where Genocide Is Most Likely To Happen Next

April 15, 2014 Twenty years after the horrors of the Rwandan genocide, researchers at The University of Sydney have created a model predicting which countries will experience targeted mass violence across the globe. Known as the Atrocity Forecasting Project, the model plugs in more than a dozen “instability variables,” which include statistics on ...

Here’s a Map of the World’s Fastest Growing Militaries

April 14, 2014 The United States may be cutting its military spending, but 23 nations have doubled their defense spending over the past decade, according to a report released by a leading arms observation group on Monday. Afghanistan tops the list of nations with the sharpest increase in defense spending over the past ...

One Map That Shows What America’s Spies Are Worried About

January 30, 2014 How dangerous is the world? Listen to what leaders in the intelligence community are saying and it’s frightening. Officials from America’s spy agencies testified before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence on Tuesday on the “Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community,” an annual report that explains the biggest ...

It's Becoming Too Expensive for the Military to Go Into Space

January 14, 2014 Launching military assets into space – a “core element of national security” – is becoming too expensive and bureaucratic and could render the Pentagon’s space program “ineffective,” warns the director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. "I think we're in the middle of a self-inflicted surprise in some senses ...

Brunt of Global Terrorist Attacks Born By Three Countries

December 20, 2013 A new study tracking worldwide terrorism attacks has found that last year more than half occurred in just three countries: Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan. But the survey also notably illustrates the shift of terrorism out of the war zones of the last decade, reporting a significant increase in attacks by ...

China Says It Just Flight Tested Its New Stealth Drone

November 22, 2013 The stealth drone wars are on. The Chinese military conducted a test flight of its Lijian stealth drone, also known as “Sharp Sword,” according to the state-run China Daily newspaper. The flight took place mid-afternoon Thursday at a testing center in southwest China, the paper said. The plane was designed ...

79 NatSec Officials Praise Obama for Iran Diplomacy

November 7, 2013 A group of 79 prominent national security names and officials have commended President Obama for using “diplomacy in an effort to reach agreements with Iran” over its nuclear weapons program. In a letter signed on Thursday, a bipartisan collection of figures praised the Obama administration for seeking to work with ...

Drone Invades the New York Public Library

November 6, 2013 Drones don’t just fly around on battlefields around the world hunting down terrorists. A DJI Phantom quadcopter drone, armed with an iPhone 5S and a Hero3 Black digital camera, was used to create a beautiful video that provides a mesmerizing tour of the New York Public Library. Design researcher Nate ...

In the Tank: It’s Time to Divorce the NSA from Cyber Command

October 24, 2013 Welcome to “In the Tank,” Defense One’s weekly think tank roundup. Every week, we’ll present the latest research and commentary published by think tanks from around the world on defense, national security, foreign policy, technology, and management. If you’d like to submit your latest research, or articles, email Kedar Pavgi ...

Want to Win $2 Million? Build DARPA a Better Cyber Defense

October 24, 2013 Hackers of the future beware: you may one day fight against robots safeguarding the Pentagon’s computer networks with instantaneous cyber defenses. DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency, is planning a first-of-a-kind “Cyber Grand Challenge” to help develop an automatic system capable of instantaneously responding to network attacks while also ...