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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Political Unrest, Airstrikes Rock Iraq | SCPR

Douglas Ollivant, senior National Security Fellow at the New America Foundation, talked to Take Two on Monday about the situations brewing i


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Cities Are Fighting States over Municipal Broadband | Governing

Communities don’t raise and spend the large sums of money it takes to jump into the broadband business unless they are unserved or underserv


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
U.S. Actions in Iraq Fueled Rise of a Rebel | New York Times

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FUTURE TENSE
Tracing Ebola’s Breakout to an African 2-Year-Old | New York Times

Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a vil


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
SketchFactor app for unsafe areas in racism row | BBC

"Technology is only as good as the people who form part of its developer and user community," Seeta Peña Gangadharan, a senior research fell


FELLOWS
The Big, Long, 30-Year Conservative Lie

Inequality, conservatives insist, is natural. Trying to combat it will slow growth. Well, guess who now says otherwise? Standard and Poor’s.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Obama: Iraq action will be limited | USA Today

"We could be in this game for a long time," said Douglas Ollivant, a senior fellow with the New America Foundation and director for Iraq at


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Why Obama Will Bomb Syria | Politico

As the terrorism analysts Doug Ollivant and Brian Fishman have noted, ISIL “holds territory, provides limited services, dispenses a form of


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria | Council on Foreign Relations

For al-Qaeda, attaching its name to Zarqawi's activities enabled it to maintain relevance even as its core forces were destroyed [in Afghani


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
WiFi to the Rescue? | The Wave

For Josh Breitbart of the OTI, the success of the mesh network is really up to the community. He says it builds on neighbor-to-neighbor conn


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Will U.S. Troops Stand By While ISIS Starves Thousands? | Daily Beast

The situation is dire, but legal constraints may limit U.S. options for direct assistance to the Kurds, said Douglas Ollivant, a former U.S.


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
The Dangers of High-Tech Profiling, Using Big Data

The rise of commercial data profiling is exacerbating existing inequities in society and could turn de facto discrimination into a high-tech