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A Lawyer Explains How The Persecution Of Julian Assange Could Spectacularly Backfire

quoting Jack Goldsmithvia The Canary
Saturday, June 1, 2019

A lawyer who specialises in hacking and information security may have provided an argument as to why the US extradition of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange should not proceed. A legal expert has forensically destroyed the latest charges against Assange. Meanwhile, award-winning journalist Robert Fisk and former Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger argue why the US prosecution of Assange should set off alarm bells everywhere.

The Tech Economy Is Hard To Explain. Running Against The Other Is Much Easier.

by Jim Hoagland
Friday, May 31, 2019

European voters turned their backs last weekend on mainstream political parties that had controlled their nations for much of the past century. Impressive numbers voted instead for populist (i.e., hate-mongering) outfits that make immigration and cultural conflict their main issues, or for Green parties that focus on ecology and the dangers of climate change. Conservatives and Social Democrats became, at least for now, statistical remnants of a fast-receding past in which arguments about capital, labor and taxes were dominant political messages.

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Stronger Leadership, Stronger Ties

mentioning Condoleezza Ricevia Economic Times (India)
Friday, May 31, 2019

Americans were indeed surprised by the size of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s mandate. But rattled they are not. It’s true that US President Donald Trump likes strong leaders. But cheerleading is unusual.

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Area 45: What’s Next For North Korea With Thomas Henriksen

interview with Thomas H. Henriksenvia Area 45
Friday, May 31, 2019

Will Kim Jong-un ever give up his nuclear ambitions or allow economic reforms into North Korea?


Michael McFaul: Mueller Warned Russia Will Meddle In 2020

interview with Michael McFaulvia MSNBC
Thursday, May 30, 2019

The Trump administration continues to be dismissive of the warnings about Russia's continued interference in our political process ahead of the 2020 election. Michael McFaul and Malcolm Nance discuss.


Micheal Auslin On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Michael R. Auslinvia The John Batchelor Show
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Auslin discusses President Trump's visit to Japan, and the beginning the Era of "Reiwa" or Beautiful Harmony.


Niall Ferguson: Populist Moments In Politics And Culture Around The Globe

interview with Niall Fergusonvia The Federalist
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the rising populism in elections around the world, Brexit, and the election of Trump. Some of the questions Ferguson talks about are: Why haven’t liberals reflected on the Obama administration? What are better history lessons to look to? And how has Silicon Valley responded to pressure about hate speech?

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Strategika Issue 58: Current U.S.-Israel Relations

via Strategika
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Strategika Issue 58 is now available online. Strategika is an online journal that analyzes ongoing issues of national security in light of conflicts of the past—the efforts of the Military History Working Group of historians, analysts, and military personnel focusing on military history and contemporary conflict.

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‘We’re Not Being Paranoid’: U.S. Warns Of Spy Dangers Of Chinese-Made Drones

quoting John Villasenorvia WAMU 88.5
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Drones have become an increasingly popular tool for industry and government. Electric utilities use them to inspect transmission lines. Oil companies fly them over pipelines. The Interior Department even deployed them to track lava flows at Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano.


A New Nuclear Strategy For 21st Century Realities

by James Goodbyvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Failing to move on from the Cold War mindset about nuclear weapons encourages their development and increases the risk that they will be used.


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