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Campaign Forecast: Hot & Cold on Climate Change

William S. Becker | Posted 06.09.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

If it turns out as it appears that Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are the major parties' candidates for the presidency this year, one of their clear-cut differences will be their positions on global climate change. Secretary Clinton is a climate hawk; Mr. Trump is a climate denier.

Thank You for Your Service, Mr. Rhodes

Amb. Marc Ginsberg | Posted 05.12.2016 | Politics
Amb. Marc Ginsberg

Admittedly, it is unfair to lay at Mr. Rhodes' doorstep all that Mr. Obama has wrought upon himself. The buck ultimately stops at the Oval Office.

Courage Under Fire: West Point Cadets Show America the Meaning of Leadership

Ravi Chaudhary | Posted 05.11.2016 | Politics
Ravi Chaudhary

Photo Courtesy New York Times Last week the United States Military Academy at West Point launched an inquiry into the conduct of 16 African-American ...

Passing the Nuclear Baton

Joe Cirincione | Posted 05.10.2016 | Politics
Joe Cirincione

Obama got us moving in the right direction, but when you are fleeing a forest fire, it is not just a question of direction but also of speed. Can we get to safety before catastrophe engulfs us?

'Green News Report' - April 28, 2016

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 04.28.2016 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: 'Presumptive' GOP Presidential nominee Donald Trump goes nuclear over cli...

9/11 Commission Did Not Exonerate Saudis

Kristen Breitweiser | Posted 04.26.2016 | Politics
Kristen Breitweiser

Americans are not used to reading investigative pieces of journalism. We like to tweet and text in small bites. But here's the thing. Sometimes, the most important things can't be explained in 15 bites or less. Sometimes, it takes more space and time. And so I ask everyone who is reading this blog to please read it in its entirety -- especially the bold parts.

Is Trump Damaging The GOP Brand On National Security?

The Huffington Post | Matt Fuller | Posted 04.25.2016 | Politics

To this point, Donald Trump has made his political career on outlandish comments. But Democrats inside Congress are beginning to wonder whether they c...

Climate Change: Still a War of Words

William S. Becker | Posted 04.22.2016 | Politics
William S. Becker

In Washington D.C. last week, a former Army general told a Senate committee that the U.S. military is being distracted and soldiers are being put at risk because the Department of Defense (DoD) has become "an unwitting agent for propagandizing the dangers of climate change."

Syrian refugees: will American hearts and minds change?

The Conversation US | Posted 04.19.2016 | World
The Conversation US

As the first Syrian families arrive in the United States from refugee camps in Jordan, it is important to consider public attitudes about this group.

Hacking for Defense (H4D) @ Stanford - Week 3

Steve Blank | Posted 04.19.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

We just held our third week of the Hacking for Defense class. This week the 8 teams spoke to 108 beneficiaries (users, program mangers, etc.), we held...

Averting a recipe for disaster

Justin van Fleet, Ph.D | Posted 04.17.2016 | Education
Justin van Fleet, Ph.D

Daily headlines rarely wander too far from the topics of security, migration, inequality, unemployment or extremism. As politicians scramble to addres...

How China Is Using Mr. Bean And Other Pop Culture Icons To Safeguard State Secrets

Quartz | Jesselyn Cook | Posted 04.16.2016 | World

Superman. Mr. Bean. The Joker. Jack Ma. Spongebob Squarepants.These icons of pop culture are the latest figures to be drawn into the bizarre world of ...

Bottom Line: CEO Trump Is Best for Black USA, Inc.

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 04.10.2016 | Politics
Noel Irwin Hentschel

Black is the color green for Americans. Green is hope. Black is profit and surplus. Green is jobs and growth. Green is life and black matters.

Nuclear Security and Its Few Constituents

Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) | Posted 04.08.2016 | Politics
Congressman Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE)

Understanding how nuclear threats have evolved and how to resolve them most effectively is an urgent national priority.

Should Christians Think Less About Safety?

John Backman | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
John Backman

Does God want you to keep yourself safe? The answer, from a Christian viewpoint, may be less obvious -- and much less reassuring -- than you might think.

North Korea Just Got a Little Scarier

Joe Cirincione | Posted 04.06.2016 | World
Joe Cirincione

South Korea claims that North Korea has miniaturized a nuclear warhead to fit on the tip of a missile. They are probably right.

Making Europe Safer

Jamil Jivani | Posted 04.05.2016 | World
Jamil Jivani

"I can bring my kids here" is a profound statement about the progress seen in the district of Borgerhout, located in Belgium's second-largest city, An...

Taking a Political Stance for Europe: Challenges and Perspectives Ahead

European Horizons | Posted 04.04.2016 | Politics
European Horizons

By Olivier and Gael Sirello, Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris A European dream fading away: the EU attacked on its core values Over the past fe...

Reddit Might Have To Give Your Data To FBI

Reuters | Casey Williams | Posted 04.01.2016 | Technology

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some social media users raised concerns on Friday over networking forum Reddit's removal from its site of a section that told u...

Obama Still Has Time for an Anti-Nuke Swan Song

Derek Johnson | Posted 03.31.2016 | Politics
Derek Johnson

Seven years ago in Prague, the President boldly put the pursuit of global zero at the top of his foreign policy agenda. It brought new energy to the decades-long struggle to end the nuclear threat, and held all the promise of being a defining moment for a historic presidency. Today, it is a promise unfulfilled.

Apple vs. FBI: Much Ado About Nothing or a Temporary Truce?

Dante Disparte | Posted 03.31.2016 | Business
Dante Disparte

Now that the FBI has magically cracked an iPhone used by San Bernardino gunman Syed Farook, the vitriol has calmed down in Apple's very public battle ...

President Obama's Sobering View on Climate Change and National Security

Keith Gaby | Posted 04.01.2016 | Green
Keith Gaby

A leading presidential candidate recently dismissed the threat of climate change by saying, "I think our biggest form of climate change we should worry about is nuclear weapons." It's a silly statement, but it represents a school of thought that climate change isn't a serious issue.

The FBI Answers Its Apple Dichotomy

Art Brodsky | Posted 03.29.2016 | Technology
Art Brodsky

There was no reason to start yet another round of the holy war, ramping up the propaganda, getting Congress all excited, foisting false choices on people while casting aspersions on the tech industry in general and Apple in particular. But as we've seen over the years, this is the FBI's MO.

Kasich: Profiling Muslims Is A 'Knee-Jerk' Response To Terror

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 03.27.2016 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate and Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) politely dismissed his rivals’ calls for targeting Muslim Americans as a way to prevent ter...

Civility Is a National Security Issue

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 03.25.2016 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

How can democracy best endure through rough times? Whether online or off, civil communication is vital for democratic resilience.