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Congressional Staffers Head to Cyber Boot Camp

mentioning Condoleezza Rice, Hoover Institutionvia Politico
Monday, August 18, 2014

Nearly two dozen congressional staff members will start a three-day cyber boot camp today hosted by Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and the Center for International Security and Cooperation. The events include dinner keynotes from former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt. The agenda also includes a trip to Google and a simulation where staffers will play the roles of executive branch leaders responding to a cyberattack. Staffer participants hail from the Senate and House Intelligence, Commerce and Judiciary committees, House Homeland Security Committee and congressional leadership offices. 

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Terry Anderson on the Environment and Property Rights

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, August 18, 2014

Terry Anderson, Distinguished Fellow at the Property and Environment Research Center (PERC) and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about free-market environmentalism, the dynamics of the Yellowstone ecosystem, and how property rights can protect natural resources.

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Letter: No Simple Answer to Bee Issues Exists

by Henry I. Millervia Wall Street Journal
Sunday, August 17, 2014

Jennifer Sass's comments about my op-ed "The Buzz About a Bee-pocalypse Is a Honey Trap" are misguided and misleading (Letters, Aug. 6). Although the number of U.S. honey bee colonies has fallen from a World War II peak of about five million to around 2.5 million today, the number of U.S. bee colonies has remained relatively stable and has even slightly increased over the two decades since neonicotinoid pesticides ("neonics") were introduced in 1993.

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Congressional Staffers Get Hands-On Training At Cyber Boot Camp

featuring Amy Zegartvia Center for International Security And Cooperation (CISAC)
Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Two-dozen senior congressional staffers will attend the inaugural cybersecurity boot camp at Stanford University next week to engage with government, academia and Silicon Valley experts who are trying to ward off cyber attacks and network crimes. 

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More Crop For The Drop

by Henry I. Millervia Project Syndicate
Friday, August 8, 2014

The United Nations has called drought the “world’s costliest natural disaster,” both financially, imposing an annual cost of $6-8 billion, and in human terms; since 1900, it has affected two billion people, leading to more than 11 million deaths. That is because so much of the world is vulnerable; currently affected areas include Australia, Sub-Saharan Africa, South Asia, North and South America, and the Middle East.

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Henry Miller on the John Batchelor Show (19:10)

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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Senior Fellow Henry Miller discussed vaccines on the John Batchelor Show

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Strategika: “A Brief History of Nuclear Weapons” with Josef Joffe

by Josef Joffevia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

How and Why Countries Decide to go Nuclear.

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Strategika: “A World of Nuclear Instability” with Josiah Bunting III

by Josiah Bunting IIIvia Strategika
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Examining the Prospects for the Future Use of Nuclear Weapons.

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Vaccines Are A Medical Miracle-And The Best Value In Healthcare

by Henry I. Millervia Forbes.com
Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Thanks to the availability of safe, effective, affordable vaccines, parents today know little of the fear–much less the reality–of deadly childhood diseases.  Vaccines are the best value in our healthcare system, but a New York Times medical writer thinks they’re too expensive.

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Sunshine Heats Up Taiwan Politics, Affects PRC Tactics

by Alan D. Rombergvia China Leadership Monitor
Monday, July 28, 2014

In Taiwan this spring, the “Sunflower” student-led occupation of the Legislative Yuan, continuing interparty stalemate over the cross-Strait trade in services agreement and Legislative Yuan supervision of cross-Strait negotiations, revision of the referendum law, and the fate of the 4th Nuclear Power Plant sparked bitter political conflict.  At the same time, both major parties have begun the process of choosing new leaders.  All of those developments are sure to have an impact not only on domestic politics but also on cross-Strait relations.  On the PRC side, Xi Jinping’s policy toward Taiwan continued to attract attention, with the unification-related messaging of late 2013 giving way to a more pragmatic approach. 

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