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Other Unclassified Databases The Chinese Are Probably Stealing

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, July 27, 2015

Let's play a game called, "If I were the PLA, I'd Spy With My Little Eye." Ever since the OPM hack, I've been thinking about other unclassified government databases a foreign intelligence service that wants OPM data, trade secrets, and Anthem health records would likely find attractive.


More Videos From The Aspen Security Forum

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Monday, July 27, 2015

I posted a first batch last week. Here are the rest of the videos from this year's Aspen Security Forum.

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Henry Kissinger’s Two Views Of Exceptionalism

quoting Henry A. Kissingervia Bloomberg
Friday, July 24, 2015

In today's "Morning Must Read," Bloomberg's Michael McKee recaps the op-ed pieces and analyst notes providing insight behind today's headlines.

Condoleezza Rice
Other Media

Condoleezza Rice To Deliver Keynote At Significant Economic Initiative Meeting In Alabama

featuring Condoleezza Ricevia Yellowhammer
Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th U.S. Secretary of State, will deliver the keynote address at a November joint meeting of groups that seek to promote trade, investment and cultural exchange between seven Southeastern states and Japan.

Other Media

Chinese Bid For Chip Maker Micron Technology Could Face U.S. Scrutiny

quoting John Villasenorvia Los Angeles Times
Thursday, July 16, 2015

A Chinese company’s reported interest in buying U.S. chip maker Micron Technology Inc. for $23 billion could face the same opposition that derailed a Chinese takeover of an American oil company a decade ago.

China Leadership Monitor
Featured Commentary

Read The Latest Issue Of China Leadership Monitor

via China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

The latest issue of the China Leadership Monitor is now online.


John Cochrane Speaks With Tom Bevan (30:00)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Tom Bevan
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Cochrane discusses China's stock market.

Beijing, China
The Provinces

Xi Jinping’s Inner Circle—Part 5: The Mishu Cluster II

by Cheng Livia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Xi Jinping’s personal assistants (mishu), both previous and current, constitute a major cluster among his inner circle. Because of their very close working relationship with Xi, they are often among his most trusted confidants. 

Party AffairsFeatured Commentary

Politburo Processes Under Xi Jinping

by Alice L. Millervia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

As described in PRC media, the workings of the Chinese Communist Party’s Politburo under General Secretary Xi Jinping closely follow patterns set down during the 10-year tenure of his predecessor Hu Jintao.

Economic Policy

Local Debt Restructuring: A Case of Ongoing Authoritarian Reform

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Local debt restructuring is a key part of the ambitious fiscal reforms proposed by Minister of Finance Lou Jiwei.