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Back to Nation Building?

March 30, 2016

Hillary Clinton calls for a more “active” foreign policy. When talking about conflicts around the world, from Syria to Ukraine to Afghanistan, she says the US needs to “do more.”

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Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon

March 26, 2016

For Obama, Asia represents the future; it deserves far more U.S. attention than it receives, writes Jeffrey Goldberg in a much-cited article. But the president found himself stuck in the Middle East. 

Congress must act soon to stop Apple

March 18, 2016

If Congress does not act soon to rule that the CALEA act applies to extremely strong encryption inserted into Apple phones, every terrorist, drug dealer, and human trafficker with half a brain will get one. 

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Apple’s Chinese Red Herrings

March 17, 2016

Far from yielding to the FBI’s call to help it gain access to messages stored in a terrorist’s cell phone, Apple is doubling down: Apple is working to increase its iCloud encryption, which would inhibit even Apple itself from retrieving password-protected customer data stored in its cloud.

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China’s Role in the US Presidential Campaign

March 10, 2016

The major candidates vying to become the next president of the United States in the current election campaign have hitherto paid much less attention to China as a military power – and much more to its economic prowess (and humanitarian deficits).