The package includes broad new offenses and a foreign agent registration scheme aimed not merely at catching people engaged in foreign interference but also providing transparency to the public and investigative powers to authorities.
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Washington should be learning from the example set by its partners in Australia and Canada.
Australia is weighing in on the encryption debate regarding exceptional access by law enforcement.
China leverages its growing military presence, threatening Vietnam and building ties with the Philippines.
According to published news reports, the Australian government plans to “introduce draft legislation that will attempt to force technology companies to break into end-to-end encrypted messages.”
The Trump administration this week dispatched Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to send an unequivocal message that China cannot use its military or economic might to coerce other South China Sea claimants.
Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy P-3 Orion surveillance plane in international airspace southeast of Hong Kong last Wednesday, less than a week after a similar intercept of a WC-135 Constant Phoenix radiation detection aircraft.
Water Wars is a weekly roundup of the latest news, analysis, and opinions related to ongoing tensions in the South and East China Seas.
The leaked details of President Trump’s phone call with Prime Minister Turnbull have reignited debate in Australia over the country's relationship with the United States in the post-Cold War era.