Divergent Options maintains symbiotic relationships with a variety of organizations.  We encourage our readers to visit these organizations as there is much to be learned from them.  The organizations are listed below in alphabetical order.


John Little of Blogs of War has been covering national security, intelligence, and technology issues since 2002.  His work and analysis has been featured on the BBC, CBC, ABC, PBS Newshour, Fast Company, CBS, CNN and other international media outlets.  The Blogs of War Twitter feed, @Blogsofwar, was selected as one of the top Twitter accounts of 2014 by Time magazine.


The Center for International Maritime Security (CIMSEC) is a 501(c)3 non-partisan think tank incorporated as a non-profit in the state of Maryland.  It was formed in 2012 and as of 2016 has members and chapters in more than 30 countries.  CIMSEC does not take organizational positions and encourages a diversity of views in the belief that a broad range of perspectives strengthens our understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the maritime domain.  CIMSEC seeks to build a global community of professionals, academics, and forward thinkers from a variety of fields who wish to further international maritime peace and security through an exchange of ideas and the rigor of critical thought and writing.

Defence Horizon Journal is an information platform promoting security- and defence-related topics. We are a small but well-organized and motivated group of professionals, dedicated to discourse. This journal is our joint effort to facilitate the exchange of opinions and ensure that your voice is both credible and heard by our audience.

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Inkstick is foreign policy for the rest of us.  It breaks down the news you want and need to know without droning on.  When it matters, it also dives deeper to show you the people behind the policy and the stories they have to tell.  Inkstick isn’t afraid to laugh, cry, or suggest an alternative to that Aleppo pepper in your favorite dish – and when we do grab that beer, we’ll be dying for you to ask us about our kids, or our favorite band, or just about anything that shows us you’re a living breathing person just like us.

#NatSecGirlSquad is a membership organization for people committed to competent diversity across the national security apparatus, with an emphasis on defense and security. Focused on building expertise among women, confidence in that expertise, and creating systems to institutionalize success, #NatSecGirlSquad uses social media, traditional professional development programming methods, and informal engagement opportunities to support its members.


RealClearDefense was created at the request of the Pentagon and Hill staff on the House Armed Services Committee. These groups felt that existing defense coverage was fragmented and there needed to be one place to go for information about military affairs, defense policy, national security, and foreign affairs.

Sandboxx News an apolitical military news and media outlet that places the emphasis on the service member and military support communities. With a writing staff composed of veterans, service members, and military spouses, Sandboxx News offers a unique insight into the most prominent challenges facing America’s defense apparatus.