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Can The Government Make Cyber Cool For College Grads?

quoting Amy Zegartvia Fifth Domain
Friday, February 1, 2019

One by one, six intelligence officers made a pitch for tech-savvy college graduates to join their ranks. “There is nothing more rewarding than protecting the American people,” FBI Director Chris Wray said when asked by Senator Richard Burr, R-N.C., how the government can draw in engineers and ingenuity to help secure the nation in the face of big data-driven adversaries.

In the News

Khomeini's Return To Iran: Broken Promises And Breaking Alliances

quoting Abbas Milanivia Radio Farda
Friday, February 1, 2019

On February 1, 1979 Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini returned to Iran after 15 years in exile as the leader of a revolution that had sent Iran's last monarch, Shah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi to exile.

In the News

Will Venezuela’s Military Back — Or Abandon — Maduro? Here Are The 4 Things It Will Consider.

quoting Bruce Bueno de Mesquitavia Washington Post
Friday, February 1, 2019

Can Nicolás Maduro hold on to power in Venezuela? That may turn largely on whether the military will stand by him. At Slate, political scientists Bruce Bueno de Mesquita and Alastair Smith argue the Venezuelan military will remain loyal as long as Maduro “can credibly promise to continue to pay his generals.”

Photographic portrait of the “Great and Generous Leader,” Joseph Stalin.
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Stalin Gets Another Hollywood Pass

by Paul R. Gregoryvia Defining Ideas
Friday, February 1, 2019

A film on the Gulag receives an Oscar snub.

Analysis and Commentary

Brexit Aside, Poland And Italy Are Europe’s Latest Troublemakers

by Markos Kounalakisvia Miami Herald
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Poland is free because of a pope, the Vatican and a European dream. Not that long ago, Soviet-dominated Warsaw created a spiritual alliance and common cause with a church-dominated Rome and its dream of an expansive pan-European political union.

Interviews

Michael Auslin On Armstrong and Getty (11:18)

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia Armstrong and Getty
Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin talks about the US intelligence community's threat assessment.

Featured

Will Maduro Fall? It Depends Who’s Getting Paid.

by Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, Alastair Smithvia Slate
Friday, January 25, 2019

Venezuela’s embattled president will survive as long as he can keep the men with guns happy.

Essays

Europe in the Global Race for Technological Leadership

by Jens Suedekumvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, February 4, 2019

The European Union (EU) is a large and powerful economic area. With a gross domestic product of around 19 trillion dollars in 2018, the EU has a similar economic size as the United States of America.1 It is home to 512 million inhabitants and will remain more populous than the United States even after the possible departure of Great Britain in March 2019.2 Europe hosts numerous world market leading firms, especially in manufacturing, which export high-quality products everywhere. It is a highly competitive and advanced economy.

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European Demographics and Migration

by Christopher Caldwellvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, February 4, 2019

In December, a group of the French protesters known as gilets jaunes were stopping motorists at a traffic circle where the N151 meets the D951A, next to a forested hill in Burgundy. The gilets, so called for their distinctive yellow traffic-emergency vests, had banded together a month before to rally against a tax on diesel. Over several weeks, though, their grievance had grown less political (about this or that policy) and more existential (about the impossibility of making ends meet in France’s boondocks).

Essays

Europe and Technology

by Caroline Atkinsonvia Governance In An Emerging New World
Monday, February 4, 2019

Public opinion and political attitudes have been less welcoming to new technology in Europe than in either the United States or China (and the rest of fast-growing Asia). Although many politicians have acknowledged the importance of fostering the digital economy, European countries have struggled to build a dynamic home-grown tech sector and have been wary of foreign—mainly U.S.—internet companies. There are a number of reasons for Europe’s reluctance to embrace the new technology of the digital era.

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