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Analysis and Commentary

A New Sextortion Report (Not By Us)

by Benjamin Wittesvia Lawfare
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Janice Wolack and David Finkelhor of the University of New Hampshire Crimes Against Children Research Centere have an important new study out on their survey of sextortion victims. I haven't read it yet, but I'm very glad someone is doing this research. Two findings immediately stand out.


The Obama Administration’s Contributions To International Law

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In April I was honored to give the Sherrill lecture at Yale Law School. My lecture was entitled, The Contributions of the Obama Administration to the Practice and Theory of International Law. The Harvard International Law Journal has now kindly published a slightly edited and lightly footnoted version of the lecture.

In the News

Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Larry Summers Speaks With CNBC's "Squawk Box" Today

quoting Kevin Warshvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Our economy has been at 2% for the last few years.


Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show (19:58)

interview with Bill Whalenvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses the Democratic and Republican conventions as well as Brexit, trade, the terrorist attack in Turkey, and how events/issues affect the presidential election.

Analysis and Commentary

Out Of The Brexit Turmoil: Opportunity

by Henry A. Kissingervia Wall Street Journal
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Europe should not treat Britain as a prison escapee but as a potential compatriot. And the U.S. has a vital role to play.

In the News

Brexit Could Foreshadow Win For Trump

quoting Bill Whalenvia NBC Bay Area News
Saturday, June 25, 2016

Political experts have noted that the Brexit vote largely hinged on a singles issue -- the issue of immigration. Many of those same experts now say the Brexit vote could offer big clues about the United States race for president. 

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Hacking Back Without Cracking Up

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Aegis Paper Series
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malicious hackers, often under the protection of hostile foreign states, have engaged in massive data theft from U.S. business firms and private institutions.  Intelligence agencies predict the problem will get worse. 

Analysis and Commentary

Schadenfreude Is Wonderful

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Schadenfreude—your misfortune is my joy—is wunderbar!

Analysis and Commentary

An Easy Primer On The South China Sea

by Kori Schakevia Real Clear Defense
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

In the coming days, an obscure court in the Netherlands will issue a ruling in a dispute between the Philippines and China over an uninhabited Pacific reef known as Scarborough Shoal. It will be an important test of whether China can rise peacefully, as the Chinese government claims it is doing. 

Analysis and Commentary

Civics Textbook Wars: Israeli Right Strikes Back

by Peter Berkowitzvia Real Clear Politics
Monday, June 27, 2016

A few years ago on a lazy Friday afternoon, my friend Ronit Vardi—a veteran journalist and longtime resident of this frenetic city perched between the Mediterranean and the Middle East—looked askance when I told her that I was headed to Jerusalem to teach a seminar on Israel as a Jewish and democratic state.


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