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Lt. Gen. Paul Nakasone, commander of U.S. Army Cyber Command, speaks at the ARCYBER-led Total Army Cyber Summit at Fort Belvoir, Va. on Feb. 22, 2017. Nakasone is responsible for planning cyber operations to disable Iran's air defense systems in case of conflict. 

Tanic Murphy/U.S. Army Cyber Command

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Pentagon Puts Cyberwarriors on the Offensive, Increasing the Risk of Conflict

| June 17, 2018

The Pentagon has quietly empowered the United States Cyber Command to take a far more aggressive approach to defending the nation against cyberattacks, a shift in strategy that could increase the risk of conflict with the foreign states that sponsor malicious hacking groups.

Dr. Arun Majumdar

DOE/Ken Shipp

Journal Article - Research Policy

Simultaneous Pursuit of Discovery and Invention in the US Department of Energy

There is a sharp boundary between basic and applied research in the organizational structure of the US Department of Energy (DOE). In this work, the authors consider a branch of DOE that was designed to operate across this boundary: the Advanced Research Projects Agency — Energy (ARPA-E). They hypothesize that much of energy research cannot be neatly categorized as basic or applied and is more productive outside of the confines of the basic/applied dichotomy; ARPA-E provides an opportunity to test that hypothesis.

Sailors line up on U.S. navy nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan as some U.S. flag-shaped balloons are hoisted to welcome them at the U.S. Navy's Yokosuka base in Yokosuka, south of Tokyo, October 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko

Magazine Article - Foreign Affairs

The Myth of the Liberal Order

| July/August 2018

Among the debates that have swept the U.S. foreign policy community since the beginning of the Trump administration, alarm about the fate of the liberal international rules-based order has emerged as one of the few fixed points. From the international relations scholar G. John Ikenberry’s claim that “for seven decades the world has been dominated by a western liberal order” to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden’s call in the final days of the Obama administration to “act urgently to defend the liberal international order,” this banner waves atop most discussions of the United States’ role in the world. 

Justin Trudeau

Women Deliver Conference

Analysis & Opinions - The Washington Post

Americans Launch #ThankCanada Campaign After Trump Attacks Trudeau

| June 12, 2018

Canada’s House of Commons adopted an unusual unanimous resolution Monday backing Prime Minister Justin Trudeau after he was harshly criticized by President Trump, while Americans lent support to their northern neighbor on Twitter through a special hashtag #ThankCanada.

President Donald Trump meets with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Sentosa Island, Tuesday, June 12, 2018, in Singapore. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

AP Photo/Evan Vucci

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

Vague on Details, Trump Is Betting on ‘Special Bond’ With Kim to Deliver Deal

| June 12, 2018

On paper, there is nothing President Trump extracted from North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, in their summit meeting that Mr. Kim’s father and grandfather had not already given to past American presidents.

North Korea leader Kim Jong Un and U.S. President Donald Trump shake hands at the conclusion of their meetings at the Capella resort on Sentosa Island June 12, 2018 in Singapore. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool)

AP Photo/Susan Walsh, Pool

Analysis & Opinions - The New York Times

For All His Deals, Trump Has Never Faced an Adversary Like Kim Jong-un

| June 11, 2018

President Trump has imagined himself at the center of high-stakes nuclear negotiations since at least the mid-1980s, when he tried, unsuccessfully, to persuade the Reagan administration that it needed a New York real estate deal maker to lead arms-control talks with the Soviet Union.