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Analysis and Commentary

Invisible Hands And Iron Fists: Challenges In Regulating The Innovation Economy

by Megan Stifel, Jamil Jaffervia Lawfare
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”? No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen. Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency Project that explores the challenges existing regulatory approaches pose to technological innovation.

Analysis and Commentary

Commentary: To Stop Rape In The Ranks, Fix The Personnel System

by Timothy Kanevia Marine Corps Times
Thursday, August 17, 2017

In the past decade, the armed forces have made tremendous progress in addressing sexual assault. During his tenure as Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel saw to it that all key staff in all the services were retrained, rescreened and recredentialed. The services have introduced new training programs, increased conviction rates, and created special victim counsel programs to great success. As a result, the incidence of sexual assault in the military has been cut in half since 2006.

Interviews

Michael Auslin: Japan And The US Step Up Ties

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia CNBC
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin outlines how and why the US and Japan are deepening defense ties in view of developments in North Korea.

In the News

Conflicts In Syria, Iraq Far From Over Despite Islamic State Setbacks

quoting Fabrice Balanche via Pakistan Today
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Despite recapture of swathes of territory from the Islamic State group, the conflicts in Iraq and Syria are far from over as their governments face major political challenges, experts warn.

Featured

Silicon Valley Billionaires Are The New Robber Barons

by Victor Davis Hansonvia National Review
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Progressives forget their history of breaking up mega-corporations as they lionize tech giants such as Apple, Google, and Facebook.

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How China’s Views on the Law of Jus ad Bellum Will Shape Its Legal Approach to Cyberwarfare

by Julian G. Kuvia Aegis Paper Series
Thursday, August 17, 2017

This paper concludes that the Chinese government has adopted a strict positivist reading of the UN Charter’s limitations on the use of force that brooks no exceptions for humanitarian interventions and with a narrowly construed exception for self defense. Since China has not shown any willingness to abandon this legal approach to the law of jus ad bellum codified in the Charter, it is unlikely that China will embrace the US legal approach to cyberwarfare. Rather, China will probably use its restrictive reading of the UN Charter to garner political support among other countries to criticize and deter offensive US cyberwarfare.  This sharp divide between the US and Chinese legal positions calls into question the efficacy of longstanding US government efforts to convince China to accept and apply international law to cyberwarfare.  

Interviews

World Class With Michael McFaul: Russia's Return To Global Power

interview with Michael McFaulvia World Class
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul talks about how Russia’s history led to President Putin’s rise to power, why he moved toward a more authoritarian regime, and how Russia’s relationship with the United States has changed, particularly since President Trump took office.

George Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoove
Interviews

George Shultz: Marine And Former Secretary Of State Speaks Aboard Quantico

interview with George P. Shultzvia Quantico Sentry Online
Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow George Shultz discusses the interplay between force and strength and how it relates to the combative nature of an American nation and the impending enemies abroad.

Interviews

Paul Gregory Discusses North Korea On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Paul R. Gregoryvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Paul Gregory discusses his Defining Ideas article "A Grand Bargain On Korea."

Analysis and Commentary

The Laws Of Mathematics And The Laws Of Nations: The Encryption Debate Revisited

by Herbert Linvia Lawfare
Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Australia is weighing in on the encryption debate regarding exceptional access by law enforcement. 

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