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Islamic State Group Names New Leader To Replace Baghdadi

quoting Cole Bunzelvia The Washington Post
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Islamic State militant group Thursday announced the successor to its former leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who U.S. officials said killed himself by detonating a suicide vest during a raid last week on his hiding place in northwest Syria.
Analysis and Commentary

When It Comes To Bearing Brunt Of War’s Brutality, It’s Women And Children First

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, October 31, 2019

Sex and gender decide our fate more than some like to admit. Men and money make the world go ‘round, after all, and grown men are mostly responsible for society’s most critical decisions surrounding war and peace. Children don’t vote, and women often don’t have a voice.


A Window into Modern Iran: The Ardeshir Zahedi Papers at the Hoover Institution Library and Archives—A Selection

by Abbas Milanivia Hoover Institution Press
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Never-before-published records of Ardeshir Zahedi, Iran’s ambassador to the United States and minister of foreign affairs throughout the 1960s and 1970s, reveal the inner workings of the shah’s government before the Iranian Revolution.

Analysis and Commentary

Baby Sharks Take To The Streets

by Niall Fergusonvia Boston Globe
Tuesday, October 29, 2019

"Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do, Baby Shark, do do, do-do, do-do. . . . ” I am not sure how reassuring I would find that song if I were 15 months old, in a car surrounded by a crowd of political protesters. However, credit to them for doing their best to soothe the little Lebanese lad, whose mother had made the mistake of driving into their demonstration last week.


Michael McFaul: Trump's Foreign Policy Revealed From ISIS Leader's Death

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Monday, October 28, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul joins a panel to discuss the secret military mission that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and what it means for ISIS moving forward.

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For Trump, Baghdadi Death A Signature Moment, But Troubles Remain

quoting Lanhee J. Chenvia Reuters
Sunday, October 27, 2019

For President Donald Trump, the death of Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is a signature achievement that may help quell growing criticism from his own ranks, but it is unlikely to offer much relief from Democratic-led scrutiny of his dealings with Ukraine.


Lanhee Chen On 'Meet The Press' Roundtable: Trump Confirms Al-Baghdadi Is Dead

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Real Clear Politics
Sunday, October 27, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the news that U.S. forces have killed Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

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Analysis: Death Of Baghdadi Leaves ISIS With No Obvious Successor

quoting Cole Bunzelvia CNN
Sunday, October 27, 2019

The killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in a US raid in northwestern Syria Saturday night is a blow against the terrorist organization.

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What Will Be The Effect Of The Latest US Cyberattack On Iran?

quoting Jacquelyn Schneidervia Fifth Domain
Thursday, October 24, 2019

The United States launched a cyber operation against Iran in response to the September attacks on Saudi oil facilities, according to Reuters. Citing two unnamed U.S. officials, the report claims that the cyber operation “affected physical hardware” in an effort to degrade Iranian capabilities to spread “propaganda.”

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Israeli Tech Firm Uses Deepfake To Dub Your Videos Into Any Language

quoting John Villasenorvia The Science Times
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Israeli tech firm Canny AI may have perfected the use of deepfakes to dub your videos into any language. Their service makes good use of deepfakes, as opposed to the most common applications of the technology. This has garnered the company widespread acclaim from their clients.