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An Intelligence Reserve Corps To Counter Terrorist Use Of The Internet

by Daniel Bymanvia Aegis Paper Series
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

This papers assesses the creation of an Intelligence Reserve Corps (IRC) to counter terrorist use of the Internet. US government agencies are poorly equipped to handle cutting-edge technological problems and they often devote resources too late, giving terrorists a window in which to exploit new technologies. An IRC, modeled loosely after military reserve programs, would bring in part-time government personnel with a technical background and increase private sector awareness of government needs. Many companies, however, would not support participation, and cultural and other differences are likely to limit progress.

In the News

Coastal Resilience On Capitol Hill: Protecting The United States’ Infrastructure, Economy, And Security

quoting Alice Hillvia New Security Beat
Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Every dollar invested in preparing for natural disasters could save seven dollars, said Alice Hill, Research Fellow at the Hoover Institution, at a recent briefing on Capitol Hill. Catastrophic events like Superstorm Sandy present significant financial risks to U.S. businesses, the federal treasury, and the global economy. These complex emergencies have taught us that “everything is connected: our transportation system failed, our health sector failed,” said Hill, in the wake of these storms.


Markos Kounalakis: World Affairs

interview with Markos Kounalakisvia Maine Public Broadcasting Network
Friday, July 20, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Markos Kounalakis discusses how the US can protect itself in the age of cyberweapons.
Analysis and Commentary

How Russia And NGOs Collude To Damage American Exceptionalism

by Henry I. Miller, Jon Entinevia The Daily Caller
Thursday, July 19, 2018

Modern genetic engineering techniques applied to agriculture are making stunning advances. This year, after decades in (gratuitous) regulatory limbo, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Health Canada and Food Standards Australia New Zealand gave the green light to domestic import and consumption of Golden Rice, which has been genetically modified to produce provitamin-A.

Spin Wars and Spy Games

by Markos Kounalakisvia Books by Hoover Fellows
Thursday, July 19, 2018

As most long-standing news outlets have shuttered their foreign bureaus and print operations, the role of GNNs as information collectors and policy influencers has changed in tandem. Western GNNs are honored for being untethered to government entities and their ability to produce accurate yet critical situational analyses.

In the News

Europe Has Fined Google $5 Billion. But That Won't Hurt It

quoting Nicolas Petitvia CNN Money
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Europe has imposed a record fine on Google. But it's probably too little, too late.

In the News

Europe's Antitrust Demagogues Shake Down Google

quoting Thomas Sowellvia Forbes
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Today the European Union imposed a $5 billion fine on Alphabet Inc., owner of Google, for antitrust violations. The punishment illustrates the power of that most abiding of monopolists, government, to extract rents and impose deadweight losses.


Michael McFaul: Would Trump Give Fmr. US Diplomat To Putin? (2:00)

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael McFaul discusses the possibility of the White House letting Russian officials question Americans, including McFaul.

In the News

The Market For Regulation In The Internet Of Things

via Hoover IP2
Tuesday, July 17, 2018

As the 4th Industrial Revolution progresses, the Hoover Institution Working Group on Intellectual Property, Innovation, and Prosperity (Hoover IP²) is looking towards a new horizon of patent policy that is tied to a crucial component of this technological revolution: the Internet of Things (IoT). The IoT will be the focus of Hoover IP²’s upcoming conference, the “Market for Regulation in the Internet of Things,” to take place January 11–12, 2019.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mystery Of The ‘Rogue Wheat’

by Henry I. Miller, Robert Wagervia Daily Caller
Thursday, July 12, 2018

The headline read: “How did GMO wheat end up in an Alberta field?” How indeed? (We have a theory.) In the summer of 2017, a contractor applied the popular weed-killer glyphosate (brand name Roundup®) to clear some weeds along an oil and gas service road. (Glyphosate is a very effective herbicide that controls hundreds of different weeds.) When wheat plants did not die after the contractor applied the herbicide, he contacted the authorities.


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