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  • Image of the American Flag covered in ones and zeroes and cracked in pieces to represent a cracked cyber code.

    Why the Democratic Party hacks should concern all Americans: Picks of the Week

    Dem party hacks shows neither side is serious about cybersecurity | The Hill Is Hacking Hillary Clinton Russian Payback for the ‘Freedom to Connect’? | Net Politics – Council on Foreign Relations By November, Russian Hackers Could Target Voting Machines | Lawfare   The news that the Democratic National Committee (DNC), Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC), and the Hillary Clinton campaign were hacked—allegedly by Russian state-sponsored hackers or proxies—has generated … Read More

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    Patterns: Trump, Russia and the 2016 Election: Picks of the Week

    Vladimir Putin has a plan for destroying the West—and it looks a lot like Donald Trump | Slate Is Trump a Russian Agent? A Legal Analysis | lawfareblog.com Putin, Erdogan mend ties as post-coup Turkey turns toward Russia | Chicago Tribune “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing.” In a remarkable week that saw the first polls showing a Donald Trump … Read More

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    Cold War Redux?

    ft. Dr. Evelyn Farkas

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    Picks of the Week: Panama Papers

      The Panama Papers | The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists What are the Panama Papers? A guide to history’s biggest data leak | The Guardian Revealed: the $2bn offshore trail that leads to Vladimir Putin | The Guardian   Summary: The Panama Papers is a collection of 11.5 million files (2.6 terabytes of data) that was leaked from Mossack Fonseca, the fourth largest offshore law firm in the world, based in Panama. … Read More

  • Picks of the Week: Cold War Redux? “How could we have let this happen?”

      Russia’s hybrid interference in Germany’s refugee policy | European Council on Foreign Relations Navy aircraft returning to former Cold War base in Iceland | Stars and Stripes NATO to send more forces east to face Russia threat | Stars and Stripes In the long line of American defense secretaries, few stand out for quiet brilliance. One, however, does: William Perry. Unassuming, likable, and brilliant, he’s a student of both global … Read More

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    Spring 2016 Lecture Series Announced

    The first event is a screening of “This Changes Everything” on January 26, 2016

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    Picks of the Week: Nuclear Nightmares

    The fuel for a nuclear bomb is in the hands of an unknown black marketeer from Russia, U.S. officials say | The Center for Public Integrity US flies B-52 bombers near disputed islands claimed by China | The Hill   Two weeks ago, the USS Lassen, a U.S. Navy destroyer, sailed through disputed waters in the South China Sea.  China protested and said it would respond at a time and place … Read More

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    Picks of the Week | The Long Game

    President Obama: the 60 Minutes Interview | CBS News Rift in Obama administration over Putin | Politico Who is a Better Strategist: Obama or Putin? | Foreign Policy Last week, during an appearance on “White House Chronicle,” the show’s host, Llewellyn King, asked me whether a lack of leadership on the National Security Council and at the State Department was to blame for the impotence of U.S. policy in the Middle … Read More

  • Picks of the Week | Big Challenges Await Next President

    Why Americans Still Think the Economy is Terrible | New York Times Senators call U.S. effort to train Syrians to fight Islamic State ‘a joke’ | McClatchy DC Russia is Setting up a Forward Operating Base in Syria, Pentagon Confirms | Defense One   President Barack Obama waded into the 2016 Republican primary debate this week when he said, “Despite the perennial doom and gloom that I guess is inevitably … Read More

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    IRS Hacked…Again!

    Although many people may seek to avoid phone calls from the IRS, this is one you’ll want to take—the IRS is contacting nearly 100,000 people because hackers stole their personal (and sensitive) tax information. In addition, the hackers attempted to pilfer an extra 100,000 tax returns but were unsuccessful, according to the agency. The IRS breach is just the latest bullet point in an endless list of cyber exploits that … Read More