In the modern era, there is great convergence in the technologies used by friendly nations and by hostile ones. Signals intelligence agencies find themselves penetrating the technologies that they also at times must protect. To ease this tension, the United States and its partners have relied on an approach sometimes called Nobody But Us, or NOBUS: target communications mechanisms using unique methods accessible only to the United States. This paper examines how the NOBUS approach works, its limits, and the challenging matter of what comes next.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the screening has been postponed to a later date. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Join MEI, the Carr Center for Human Rights, and the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation for an exclusive screening of Háwar, a moving documentary investigating the genocide against the Yazidi community in Iraq and Syria.
We are delighted to welcome Düzen Tekkal, the German-Yazidi human rights activist and film-maker who produced this documentary, for the screening. Tekkal will introduce Háwar and answer questions from the audience. The audience discussion will be moderated by Dara Kay Cohen, Associate Professor of Public Policy at HKS.
Tekkal and her father traveled back to the Yazidi homelands in northern Iraq in producing the documentary, to investigate the atrocities committed by ISIS against the Yazidis. Upon returning home to Germany, Tekkal founded a nonprofit seeking to support the Yazidi community.