On balance, the global transparency engendered by satellite systems and the information revolution is more a plus than a minus for the West's security interests, a new university analysis says. Transparency--strategic openness and data availability--could either compound or alleviate an individual military crisis, but overall, openness is a boon to democracies and a threat to closed societies, according to the study, ``Power and Conflict in the Age of Transparency,'' edited by Bernard ...


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