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Human Trafficking and Climate Change: Understanding the Disastrous Relationship

by Alice Hill
Sunday, September 23, 2018

Human trafficking is a horrendous crime: it degrades human security and undermines the rights of people around the globe. Although the exact number of victims worldwide remains elusive, the extent of human trafficking stands to increase in coming years for several reasons, including the accelerating rate of climate change. 

In the News

US Once Copied Ideas Too, Says Top Economist

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia The Straits Times
Friday, September 21, 2018
As tensions between the world's two largest economies escalate into a full-blown trade war, US President Donald Trump has accused China of stealing American know-how by forced technology transfer.
In the News

Climate Change And Water Scarcity A National Issue

quoting Alice Hillvia ENCA
Thursday, September 20, 2018

Governments need to start treating water as a national security issue. This according to Alice Hill, an American expert who specialises on the effects of climate change, among others.

California PoliticsAnalysis and Commentary

Oh Say Can You Reform CEQA? Not On Jerry Brown’s Watch

by Bill Whalenvia California on Your Mind
Thursday, September 20, 2018

After spending more time online researching than I care to admit, I’m ready to admit defeat: I still don’t know if California Governor Jerry Brown is a sportsman.

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Niall Ferguson: The Next Generation Of Everything. A Historian’s And An Investor’s Views

interview with Niall Fergusonvia 15th Yalta European Strategy Annual Meeting
Thursday, September 13, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the past, present, and plausible futures we might face based on our choices.

California PoliticsFeatured

Is California A Nation-State Lost In Space?

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Sunday, September 16, 2018

For a governor who denies that he has any interest in discussing his legacy, Jerry Brown has a funny way of coming full circle.

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Advanced Persistent Manipulators And Social Media Nationalism

by Clint Watts via Aegis Paper Series
Monday, September 17, 2018

Social media platforms provide an unprecedented opportunity for influencing populations. Citizens in Western democracies spend a significant amount of time on social media platforms and—as their virtual connections increase in number and intensity—they’ve begun to form social media nations affecting real-world national security.  Moving forward, social media, as an industry, will face a range of advanced persistent manipulators (APM) seeking to infiltrate, harness, and shape the perspectives of social media nations. The challenge of APMs will create an enduring threat to user trust and confidence in social media platforms.

In the News

MIT-Stanford Energy Game Changers Symposium

Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Hoover Institution, Washington DC

The Hoover Institution hosts "MIT-Stanford Energy Game Changers Symposium" on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 from 8:45am - 1:00pm EST.

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New Challenges In Global Politics: A Russian Perspective

by Igor Ivanovvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

The world is going through a very complicated and dangerous period in its development. One does not need to be an expert on global politics or have access to exclusive sources of information to arrive at this obvious conclusion–all you have to do is flick through the latest issue of a newspaper or watch the news on TV.

In the News

Devin Nunes Claims Russia Is Financing Environmentalism

quoting Bruce Thorntonvia E&E News
Tuesday, September 11, 2018

On the podcast, Nunes and co-host Ray Appleton, a local conservative radio host, joked with their guest, Bruce Thornton of the Hoover Institution, about green groups. 

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