Garrett Hinck

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Garrett Hinck is a PhD student in political science at Columbia University, studying international relations and the political economy of security. He was previously a research assistant with the Technology and International Affairs and Nuclear Policy programs at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

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Cybersecurity and Deterrence

What’s the Point of Charging Foreign State-Linked Hackers?

The May 7 indictment of a Chinese national and unnamed conspirator for hacking and stealing data from nearly 80 million customers of the health care company Anthem in 2015, which researchers previously linked to Chinese state-sponsored actors, is the latest iteration of a four-year U.S.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today’s Headlines and Commentary

Chinese telecom giant Huawei sued the U.S. government in Texas federal court on Thursday, reports NPR. The suit alleges that the 2019 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) violates the bill of attainder clause by prohibiting U.S. federal agencies from purchasing Huawei equipment or contracting with the company. Lawfare posted Huawei’s complaint.

Today's Headlines and Commentary

Today's Headlines and Commentary

President Donald Trump will tell North Korean leader Kim Jong Un that the U.S. will not make significant concessions such as lifting economic sanctions before Pyongyang dismantles its nuclear program, the Wall Street Journal reported. U.S. officials said a key point of disagreement between the U.S. and North Korea is the timeline for sanctions relief and denuclearization.