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Reasserting the Role of the Internet as a Force for Good

By Anonymous Invitation Only Research Event 11 May 2017 – 14:30 to 16:00 Add to Calendar iCalendar Outlook Google Yahoo Chatham House, London International Security Department With the rise of the internet in recent...

Day 1165

By Interpreter Staff Ukraine Day 1165: LIVE UPDATES BELOW. One Ukrainian soldier was killed in action and six wounded, Ukrainian Defense Ministry reported. Ukrainian military intelligence also claimed that 3 Russia-backed militants were killed...

ASPI suggests

By Amelia Long and David Lang While the ‘first 100 days’ are an unreliable indicator of what’s to come, it’s certainly a good opportunity to reflect on the period where a new leader is...

CRISPR: we can, but should we?

By Patrick Kennedy and Paul Barnes If you study or work in the biosciences, chances are that ‘CRISPR’ has been on your mind for the past five years. That’s Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic...

China, the UN and the rules-based global order

By Lisa Sharland Later today US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will preside over a ministerial-level meeting of the UN Security Council on North Korea. Most observers will closely focus on Tillerson’s remarks, yet...

Trump’s diplomatic deficit

By Christopher R. Hill Connecting the strategic dots between Afghanistan, Syria, and North Korea has become an unavoidable task. Only by doing so can the world begin to discern something resembling a coherent, if...

Russia Update: April 27, 2017

By Interpreter Staff Update: The Russian reconaissance ship Liman crashed into a Turkish freighter and sank; 78 sailors on board were rescued. Anti-corruption campaigner Alexey Navalny was attacked and Khodorkovsky’s Open Russia was declared...

Revenue falls for a second year in a row in PNG

By Stephen Howes According to the just-released final budget figures for 2016 (FBO), government revenue has declined in PNG for the second year in a row. And this isn’t adjusting for inflation, or for...

The Death of Two U.S. Service Members in Afghanistan

By Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic They were killed in an operation targeting ISIS militants in Nangarhar province, where the U.S. this month dropped the “mother of all bombs.” …read more From:: Government Executive (Policy)

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