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message written on the pavement in Manchester, England


Analysis & Opinions -

We Want Our Kids to Be Fearless. Then This Happens

| May 23, 2017

"No parent is thinking about raising fearless kids right now. Their kids will be tied to them by their metaphoric leashes for the foreseeable future. That's the real power of this attack: not only are the victims so particularly undeserving, they are also among the most vulnerable in the immediate aftermath when terror like this strikes."

Rep. Adam Schiff stands next to a photograph of President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov


Analysis & Opinions - Politico

That Time the Soviets Bugged Congress, and Other Spy Tales

| May 22, 2017

"It is arguably one matter to spy on colonial delegations, but quite another to bug the president of the United States. Could the Russians have done it? The Trump administration's confusion about whether the TASS reporter in the Oval Office was photographing for private use, as the White House thought but apparently did not check, or acting officially for publication, as the Russian Foreign Ministry claimed, does not inspire confidence."

Report - Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

The Netherlands Cyber Readiness at a Glance

| May 2017

The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (PIPS) and the Dutch Government are pleased to announce the release of The Netherlands Cyber Readiness at a Glance, the latest study in a series of country reports assessing national-level preparedness for cyber risks based on the Cyber Readiness Index (CRI) 2.0 methodology. This report provides the most in-depth analysis to date of the Netherlands' current cyber security posture and its efforts to strengthen the country's security and resilience in the face of emerging ICT threats.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson gives a double thumbs-up as he arrives to speak to State Department employees


Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

The Power of a Strong State Department

| May 12, 2017

"The State Department would no doubt benefit from certain reforms. But putting America’s diplomats on a starvation diet is not the way to do it. Gutting the State Department will dissuade smart and ambitious people from entering diplomatic service and make it harder for those who remain to acquire the professional training they need as they rise in the ranks — something our more lavishly funded military does quite well."

Analysis & Opinions - The Huffington Post

Trump Risks Making Stalin's Disastrous Mistake On Intelligence Analysis

| May 04, 2017

"A leader who accesses raw intelligence risks short-circuiting this entire enterprise, bypassing agencies that are supposed to prevent partial assessments. An inevitable risk is that a decision-maker with access to raw data that has not been professionally assessed will look for information that confirms his or her preexisting beliefs. Far from intelligence agencies telling leaders what they do not want to hear, in these circumstances, intelligence risks becoming self-fulfilling sycophancy."

Elysee Palace


Analysis & Opinions - Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School

Keep Mme. Le Pen Away From Legitimate French Society

| Apr. 27, 2017

There are a number of reasons why Marine Le Pen should not be elected President of France, apart from the fact that she has headed a neo-Fascist political party that was founded by her father, the former military officer and parliamentary deputy, Jean-Marie Le Pen.