ISIL

  • Authorizing the Use of Force

    Obama’s Request for Congressional Authorization to Fight the Islamic State: Full Text | Washington Post Why Arming Kiev is a Really, Really Bad Idea | Foreign Policy National Security Strategy (February 2015) | NSA Archive This was a big week for national security wonks.  In less than a week, the Obama White House issued a new national security strategy—it’s first since 2010, speculation swirled over whether the United States should … Read More

  • Upcoming Roundtable | ISIS and Social Media

    Challenging the power of traditional news outlets, social media networks have given those involved in international conflicts access to rapid-fire distribution methods and a worldwide audience. But as extremist groups like the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (also called ISIS or ISIL) use YouTube, Twitter, and other social media networks to distribute violent content that some call visual terrorism, a number of questions arise: Do social media companies have … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Global Warming Denial and The Language of War

    Global warming denial in Texas schoolbooks Analysis of Climate Change in Proposed Social Studies Textbooks for Texas Public Schools | National Center for Science Education Texas proposes rewriting school text books to deny manmade climate change | The Guardian A new report out from the National Center for Science Education takes issue with the “education” that future Texas sixth-graders will receive on the topic of global warming. New textbooks currently … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Dealing with Extremists, Racial Misperception, and Apple Pay

    Apple Pay: revolutionary innovation or new security breach target? How Safe Can Apple Pay Really Be? | Gizmodo Retail Experts See Hurdles to Apple Pay Adoption | Forbes After nude celebrity hacking, Apple’s Tim Cook says company will improve security | The Washington Post Apple finally unveiled its latest smartphone—the iPhone 6—and its much-anticipated Apple Watch this week. While the first outside look at these products may be big news, the … Read More