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In the News

Vladi­mir Putin Vs Hillary Clinton: Putin Vows To Destroy 1st Woman Nominee

quoting Michael McFaulvia Morning Ledger
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The US Elections 2016 is well underway and as the Democratic National Convention heats up, the party is plagued with the recent damaging email leaks that reveal the party’s committee may have favored Hillary Clinton. To make the scandal even more controversial, Russia is linked to the leak as Vladi­mir Putin vs Hillary Clinton news surface.

Analysis and Commentary

Rational Security: The "How Cosy Is Your Bear?" Edition

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

How fancy is your bear? You can't make this stuff up. The Russian government hacks the Democratic National Committee. Is Moscow trying to swing the election for Donald Trump? Will it work or backfire?

In the News

The (Alleged) Russian Hack Of The DNC Should Be One Of The Biggest Stories Of The Year. Why Isn’t It?

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Washington Post
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Heads have certainly rolled over the DNC email scandal. Party chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz had to step down, and acting chair Donna Brazile issued an apology to the Sanders campaign and anybody else who was offended by the emails exchanged between party staffers that were released by Wikileaks.

In the News

Experts: Obama’s Color-Coded Rankings Oversimplify Cybersecurity Threats

quoting Herbert Linvia Christian Science Monitor
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

The DNC hack is a prime example of why President Obama’s new cybersecurity policy directive does not adequately account for the complex nature of the digital security threat, experts say.

Featured

Putin May Have Plans For Both Trump And Hillary

by James W. Ceaservia The Weekly Standard
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Conspiracy theories vs. Occam's razor.

In the News

Who Wins If Vladimir Putin Meddles In The U.S. Election?

quoting Michael McFaulvia CNN
Tuesday, July 26, 2016

No one knows for sure whether Russian President Vladimir Putin is playing in the U.S. election.

Interviews

Jack Goldsmith: Is The DNC Hack An Act Of War?

interview with Jack Goldsmithvia Slate
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Jack Goldsmith discusses the DNC hack as well as the difficulty of assigning responsibility for a cyberattack, the history of countries meddling in foreign elections, and whether Russia is the only American adversary to be worried about.

Interviews

Michael McFaul: Was Putin’s Bad Blood With Clinton Behind DNC Hacking?

interview with Michael McFaulvia PBS
Monday, July 25, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses Wikileaks dump of 20,000 DNC emails that roiled the political unity waters and may be tied to Hillary Clinton’s past criticism of Russian leader Vladimir Putin.

Analysis and Commentary

DNC Data Dump Gives Putin A Two-For-One Win

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, July 25, 2016

Wikileak’s release of 19,252 emails from the accounts of Democratic National Committee (DNC) officials constitutes Hillary Clinton’s rude introduction to Vladimir Putin’s hybrid warfare. 

Analysis and Commentary

Trump, Deferring To Putin, Deleted GOP Platform's Call To Supply Ukraine With Lethal Defensive Weapons

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Forbes
Monday, July 18, 2016

According to multiple accounts, the Trump campaign has successfully worked behind the scenes to make sure the new Republican platform would not pledge the lethal defensive weapons Ukraine has been pleading for from the United States. 

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