Donald Trump would do more to promote the spread of jihadist terrorism than any military victory ever could. Unleashing him as president in a world of dangerous and complex geopolitics would be akin to giving a hand grenade to a two-year-old in a crowded room. Come Election Day, the rest of us must be grown-ups.
This week, the U.S. State Department has taken a significant step forward by announcing that it will place greater emphasis on development aid in its CVE efforts. A joint strategy that will better coordinate State Department CVE projects with USAID should bring new substance to public diplomacy that has CVE potential.
I sympathize with the FBI's desire to have access to everything, in order to prevent crimes. But compelling U.S. companies to weaken their data security will ultimately make cybercrime even worse, and it will strengthen the ability of hostile nations to undermine both our economy and our national security.