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TechTank

TechTank: How to Build Back Better With Telehealth

The COVID-19 pandemic has facilitated the unprecedented growth of telehealth, with a 78-times increase in use from February 2020 to April 2021. And even as widespread vaccination of the American public has lowered the risk for people to go back to in-person doctor’s appointments, many continue to utilize telehealth services.

Offensive cyber operations

Recent Additions to Entity List Part of Broader U.S. Effort Targeting Spyware

The Commerce Department’s addition of four entities to the export control Entity List highlights accelerated efforts to target companies providing cyber services to certain foreign governments—especially when human rights are at stake.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Timothy Frye on ‘Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin's Russia’

Dominic Cruz Bustillos sat down with Timothy Frye, the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy within the Department of Political Science at Columbia University, editor of “Post-Soviet Affairs” and co-director of the International Center for the Study of Institutions and Development at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Rational Security's The 'Nothing To Be Thankful For' Edition

For Thanksgiving, we’re bringing you something a little different—an episode of Rational Security, our light, conversational show about national security and related topics. This week, Alan, Quinta and Scott were joined by special guest, Quinta's co-host of the Arbiters of Truth series on the Lawfare podcast feed Evelyn Douek! They sat down to discuss:

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: David Kaye on How We Address the Global Spyware Problem

On November 3, the Commerce Department added four foreign companies to what is often referred to as the “Entity List,” for engaging in activities that are contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. One of those additions was the Israeli company NSO Group, which sells software—often called spyware—that once remotely installed on a phone can steal things like passwords, photos, communications and web searches. It can also activate cameras and microphones without the knowledge of the user. Companies placed on the Entity List are subject to U.S.

Water Wars

Water Wars: Japan Makes Major Defense Spending Pledges While China Increases Incursions in the South China Sea

Chinese incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone continue to escalate; Japan makes unprecedented defense pledges, to China’s chagrin; U.S. submarine collision gives China an opportunity to push back on U.S. operations in South China Sea

ChinaTalk

ChinaTalk: 6th Plenum: Open Source CCP

What does the 6th Plenum communique tell us about where Xi wants to take China? What can you learn by reading the People’s Daily daily and writing a substack on it? And how would you design a course to learn how to read the CCP?

To discuss, Manoj Kewalramani (@theChinaDude) of the https://trackingpeoplesdaily.substack.com/ and https://manojkewalramani.substack.com/ newsletters, joins to discuss.

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