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Cybersecurity

Anything New Under the Sun? Nuclear Responses to Cyberattacks.

A recent New York Times story regarding the draft Nuclear Posture Review said:

A newly drafted United States nuclear strategy that has been sent to President Trump for approval would permit the use of nuclear weapons to respond to a wide range of devastating but non-nuclear attacks on American infrastructure, including what current and former government officials described as the most crippling kind of cyberattacks.

Media Criticism

Alan Dershowitz’s Worries About the Russia Investigation and the Criminalization of Politics

Worried about a “criminalized politics,” Alan Dershowitz argues that “malleable” laws should be reserved for proper and not blatantly political uses. He fears that partisans are failing to observe restraint and that the Russia investigation is one notable result.

China

President Trump, Guo Wengui and an Odd Series of Events

On Sunday, the Wall Street Journal reported a story of diplomatic intrigue related to China’s efforts to silence the outspoken exiled billionaire Guo Wengui. According to the Journal, in May Chinese officials visited Guo in New York and demanded he return to China. In response, the FBI confronted them at Penn Station for violating the terms of their visas.

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