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  • From Cold War to Gray War: Internet Conflict Intensifying
    by Guest Writer on October 27, 2020 at 2:16 pm

    10/27/20 Cyberwar Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments A former top security adviser to Boris Johnson has revealed that Britain has launched recently a series of covert cyber-based attacks on Russian leaders and their interests to “impose a price greater than one they might have expected” for their cyber-offensive against the West.   Other allied powers, including the U.S., are doing so, too, say Western intelligence officials in what is becoming a “like-for-like” cyber-conflict with the Kremlin in the so-called the “gray space,” the gap between normal state relations and armed conflict.  read more

  • EU Uses Chinese Technology Linked to Muslim Internment Camps in Xinjiang
    by Guest Writer on October 27, 2020 at 11:44 am

    10/27/20 Surveillance Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Two EU institutions are using technology produced by China’s Hikvision, a firm that has been accused of providing surveillance equipment to Muslim internment camps in the country’s northwest Xinjiang province. Hikvision describes itself as “the world’s leading video surveillance products supplier.” The Chinese tech giant has its European base in the Netherlands and has not been subject to any EU sanctions or blacklist measures. read more

  • President Trump’s Foreign Policy Triumph in Guyana and South America
    by Guest Writer on October 27, 2020 at 11:42 am

    10/27/20 Western Hemisphere Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments President Donald Trump’s capable handling of the recent election crisis in Guyana has received little attention in the U.S. press; it deserves more.  Not only has the President protected U.S. strategic interests in the region, he has saved democracy in Guyana, enhanced US influence in the Caribbean and northeastern corner of South America, and is keeping up the pressure on the rogue dictatorships of Venezuela and Cuba. read more

  • FBI Sits on Report Detailing White-Supremacist Terror Threat
    by Staff on October 27, 2020 at 11:41 am

    10/27/20 PERSECTIVE: Domestic terrorism Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The FBI has failed to produce a legally required report detailing the scope of white supremacist and other domestic terrorism, despite mounting concerns that the upcoming election could spark far-right violence. Spencer Ackerman writes in the Daily Beast. read more

  • Former Rebel Groups More Moderate after Gaining Political Power in Nations with Democracy
    by Staff on October 27, 2020 at 11:40 am

    10/27/20 La guerre est finie Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Former rebel groups who transform into political parties have adopted a moderate stance after gaining power in more democratic political systems, a study shows. In contrast, the tactics and policies of the former rebel groups remained unchanged if the issue which attracted supporters to them continued to remain. This is exacerbated in nations where there is a tradition of solving conflict outside of formal politics, often in a violent manner, according to the research. read more

  • Bridges with Limb-Inspired Architecture Can Withstand Earthquakes, Cut Repair Costs
    by Staff on October 27, 2020 at 11:36 am

    10/27/20 Infrastructure Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments Structural damage to any of the nation’s ailing bridges can come with a hefty price of billions of dollars in repairs. New bridge designs promise more damage-resistant structures and, consequently, lower restoration costs. But if these designs haven’t been implemented in the real world, predicting how they can be damaged and what repair strategies should be implemented remain unresolved. read more

  • Extending Concrete Structure's Lifespan with Carbon Textile
    by Staff on October 27, 2020 at 11:34 am

    10/27/20 Infrastructure Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology(KICT) has announced the development of an effective structural strengthening method using a noncombustible carbon textile grid and cement mortar, which can double the load-bearing capacities of structurally deficient concrete structures and increase their usable lifespan threefold. read more

  • Perfect Storm for Insider Threats | Phishing with Worms | Avoiding a Violent Election Season, and more
    by Staff on October 27, 2020 at 11:32 am

    10/27/20 Our picks Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 Report Heralds Perfect Storm for Insider Threats in 2021 (Mariam Baksh, Nextgov) A leading analytics firm suggests investing in employee wellness. read more

  • U.S. Puts Sanctions on Russian Research Institution Tied to Malware That Targets Industrial Systems
    by Guest Writer on October 26, 2020 at 11:46 am

    10/25/20 Infrastructure protection Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  Enable IntenseDebate Comments The United States has placed sanctions on a Russian government research institute connected to the development of computer malware capable of targeting industrial safety systems and causing catastrophic damage. The U.S. Treasury Department announced on October 23 that the Central Scientific Research Institute of Chemistry and Mechanics ( TsNIIKhM) had been added to the sanctions list. read more

  • U.S. to Consider Overhauling Asylum System
    by Staff on October 26, 2020 at 11:45 am

    10/26/19 Asylum Enable IntenseDebate Comments:  0 In an interview with the Associated Press last week, Stephen Miller, the architect of the Trump administration’s immigration policy, said that if Donald Trump wins a second term, the administration  would use agreements with Central American governments — the “Asylum Cooperative Agreements” — as models to get countries around the world to field asylum claims from people seeking refuge in the United read more

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