Despite pressure from President Donald Trump and Attorney General William Barr, Apple continues to stand its ground and refuses to re-engineer iPhones so law enforcement can unlock the devices. Apple has maintained that it has done everything required by law and that creating a "backdoor" would undermine cybersecurity and privacy for iPhone users everywhere.
featuring Norman M. Naimarkvia Russia and Eurasia Program, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
Thursday, April 16, 2020
The Russia and Eurasia Program at The Fletcher School is pleased to award its second annual U.S.-Russia Relations Book Prize to Professor Norman Naimark of Stanford University for his new book Stalin and the Fate of Europe: The Postwar Struggle for Sovereignty (2019). The award recognizes an outstanding book on historical or contemporary foreign policy discourse pertaining to the past or present of U.S.-Russia relations.
Increasing the production of renewable energy to reduce carbon emissions is an admirable goal, but it will require rapid technological advancements and an expansion of existing low-carbon options such as nuclear power.
A senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford, writes in The Times that sometimes “odd alliances/couples” are formed during cold wars in which relations become difficult to predict. Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong are examples from recent history. Stalin gave him a cold shoulder when the Chinese leader visited Moscow in 1949.
Is the Trump administration so radical that many law students will pass up clerkships with federal judges nominated by the president? Or are these law students just so-called snowflakes who let their political disagreements sideline a valuable opportunity in their legal careers?
India went from being the world’s fastest-growing economy to the fastest-slowing economy in just a matter of months. With the upcoming Budget 2020 on February 1, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman may not be able to revive economic growth in one stroke, but she can definitely restore confidence among all stakeholders — the consumers, the businesses, and therefore, the investors.
Florida Education Commissioner Richard Corcoran cited the "flatlining" of results on the National Assessment of Educational Progress — and in Florida's case, even a decline in student performance — as a catalyst for the change.
The first thing I need to do is convince you something has changed. American politics offers the comforting illusion of stability. The Democratic and Republican Parties have dominated elections since 1864, grappling for power and popularity the whole time.
I recently read an article by Professor Victor Davis, who is an historian at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, which got me to thinking about the fix Europe now finds itself in, brought on by its energy policies, and how we can avoid the same as we consider global warming.