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Analysis and Commentary
Analysis and Commentary

How Companies Can Ward Off the Hacker Hordes

by Herbert Linvia Wall Street Journal
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Given the Sony and Anthem hacks, the corporate cybersecurity summit is long overdue.

Analysis and Commentary

It’s Not About Conspiracy Theorizing, It’s About Effectiveness

by John B. Taylorvia Economics One
Friday, February 13, 2015

Yesterday Paul Krugman took some pot shots at an op-ed that Paul Ryan and I wrote nearly five years ago—an op-ed that was critical of quantitative easing. Here’s why Krugman missed his mark and the QE critics are correct.

Analysis and Commentary

White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection

Friday, February 13, 2015
Stanford University

On Friday, February 13, the White House will host a daylong summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection.  The summit,  part of the larger Stanford Cyber Initiative launched in November 2014, will bring together  leaders from the federal government, business sector, law enforcement, and consumer advocates, as well as Stanford faculty and students currently researching cybersecurity issues.

Event
Analysis and Commentary

Golden State Should Be More Than An ATM In 2016

by Bill Whalenvia Sacramento Bee
Friday, February 13, 2015

President Barack Obama is back in California on Friday – a visit that’s officially about curbing identity theft (he’s taking part in a cybersecurity summit at Stanford University) but just as much about abetting a legalized form of larceny (he’s attending a Democratic fundraiser in San Francisco).

Analysis and Commentary

Regulation And Competition

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Thursday, February 12, 2015

From taxis to banks, regulation is quickly captured to stifle competition. Only it's usually polite not to say it out loud. Today's WSJ has a lovely little piece, Regulation is Good for Goldman confirming the former and violating the latter pattern.

Analysis and Commentary

More On Administration’s Draft AUMF

by Jack Goldsmithvia Lawfare
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Some follow-ups to my earlier post on the administration’s ISIL-specific AUMF:

Analysis and Commentary

Cybersecurity Summit: Want To Stop Attacks? Use 'Vicious Diplomacy'

by Lieutenant Colonel Enrique Otivia Fox News
Thursday, February 12, 2015

On Friday, February 13, President Obama will travel to Silicon Valley to engage with business and academic leaders in the tech community as part of a push to ensure a robust national cybersecurity posture that emphasizes strong defenses and resilient networks.

Analysis and Commentary

The Democrats’ W.C. Fields Day

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Friday, February 13, 2015

Apparently, they rather would be in Philadelphia.

Analysis and Commentary

America's Law School Cartel

by James Huffmanvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, February 12, 2015

The legal education system is great for professors, but terrible for students and the public. 

Lincoln Memorial
Analysis and Commentary

Thinkin’ Lincoln

by Bill Whalenvia A Day At The Races
Thursday, February 12, 2015

A quick hat-tip to Abraham Lincoln, born on this day in 1809.

Interviews
Interviews

Michael McFaul on PBS Newshour

interview with Michael McFaulvia PBS
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Senior Fellow Michael McFaul discusses the most recent ceasefire in Ukraine on the PBS Newshour.

Barack Obama
Interviews

Obama To Announce Executive Action To Combat Cyberattacks At Stanford Summit

interview with Herbert Linvia Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Research Fellow Herbert Lin discusses the Cybersecurity Summit at Stanford University on Forum with Michael Krasny.

Stalin: Volume I: Paradoxes of Power, 1878-1928
Interviews

Stephen Kotkin at Columbia University

interview with Stephen Kotkinvia The Harriman Institute at Columbia University
Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Research Fellow Stephen Kotkin discusses his recently released and highly acclaimed book Stalin at the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.

In the News
In the News

Senate Gives Approval For Defense Secretary, If Not His Boss’s Policies

featuring Ash Cartervia New York Times
Thursday, February 12, 2015

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Ashton B. Carter to be the next defense secretary, installing a new Pentagon chief as the United States increases military action against the Islamic State.

Stanford Oval
In the News

President Obama To Fundraise In Bay Area, Speak At Stanford Cybersecurity Summit

quoting Amy Zegartvia NBC
Thursday, February 12, 2015

Air Force One touched down at San Francisco International Airport on Thursday evening, so that President Barack Obama can raise cash for the Democrats and deliver the keynote address at Stanford University regarding cyber security.

In the News

The Pentagon & Climate Change: How Deniers Put National Security At Risk

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Rolling Stone
Thursday, February 12, 2015

The leaders of our armed forces know what's coming next – but deniers in Congress are ignoring the warnings.

In the News

Defects Of First Republic Pervade 2015 Politics, Say Panelists

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The Guardian
Friday, February 13, 2015
HOW far apart is Nigeria’s politics of 2015 from that of 1965 that was largely characterised by ethnic and religious cleavages that subsequently led to the collapse of the First Republic? What lessons have politicians of today learnt from that era in forging a cohesive and progressive country from the impediments of the past?