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China

ChinaTalk: Industrial Policy: How the Green New Deal's Architects Would Do IP

For Part Three of ChinaTalk's industrial policy series, we are joined by two leading lights of the American left: Saikat Chakrabarti, AOC's former Chief of Staff, and Zack Exley of the 2016 Bernie campaign. (Don't forget to check out Part One with Rob Atkinson and Part Two with José Fernandez.) Co-hosting is Vishnu Kannan, a junior fellow in Carnegie's Technology and International Affairs Program.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Garland and Mayorkas on Domestic Violent Extremism with No Bull

On Wednesday, Attorney General Merrick Garland and Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas testified on domestic violent extremism before the Senate Appropriations Committee. They talked about what they consider the most pressing threats and answered senators' questions about what their agencies are doing about them. There were also some questions about other topics such as border security, and their testimony included opening statements and repetition. We took it all out to give you just the questions and answers on domestic violent extremism.

Biden Administration

Biden Signs Executive Order on Cybersecurity

President Biden signed an executive order on May 12, 2021, intended to address the country’s cybersecurity issues following the SolarWinds hack. The executive order, divided into 10 sections, includes components that set cybersecurity standards for federal contractors, remove barriers to the sharing of information, modernize federal government cybersecurity and attempt to improve “the integrity of the software supply chain,” among other priorities.

Facebook Oversight Board

Is the Facebook Oversight Board an International Human Rights Tribunal?

Comparing the Facebook Oversight Board to an international human rights tribunal reveals that the board’s ability to hold Facebook accountable will depend on its ability to develop human rights norms, incentivize Facebook to internalize those norms, and overcome challenges to building its authority and legitimacy.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: The Disinformation Nextdoor

This week on Arbiters of Truth, the Lawfare Podcast's series on our online information ecosystem, Evelyn Douek and Quinta Jurecic spoke with the journalist Will Oremus, who until recently was a senior writer at the technology publication OneZero and who is one of the most astute observers of online platforms and their relationship to the media. They dug into Will’s reporting on the social media platform Nextdoor.

Cybersecurity and Deterrence

Cyberspace Is Neither Just an Intelligence Contest, nor a Domain of Military Conflict; SolarWinds Shows Us Why It’s Both

Future conversation needs to move beyond the military versus intelligence contest binary construct to more meaningfully explore how states may seek to use cyberspace for multiple objectives, either in sequence or in parallel.

Podcasts

The Lawfare Podcast: Jerusalem on the Brink

The situation in Israel and the Palestinian Territories is growing heated. Protests over the forced dislocation of Palestinian residents of East Jerusalem have escalated into violent confrontations with Israeli police forces, including in the Old City of Jerusalem and on the sacred grounds of the al-Aqsa Mosque, interrupting prayers there during the holy month of Ramadan. Over the past few days, these clashes have in turn triggered rocket attacks into Israel from Hamas-controlled Gaza and reciprocal airstrikes by the Israeli military.

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