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INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
US History In Mideast Hampers Hopes

“I think the U.S. will likely use FSA fighters on the ground but I don’t think that they will be enough to do the necessary ground battle,”


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Turning Protesters into Terrorists

Are political protestors terrorists? Under a new law in Pakistan, police there might start treating them that way. That has major implicati


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Why U.S. net neutrality debate matters globally

At the annual Internet Governance Forum (IGF) meeting in Istanbul next week, a multi-stakeholder group of representatives from around the wo


FELLOWS
China courts documentaries as it limits expression

Independent filmmaker Hao Wu was one who benefited from the push — sort of.


Now ISIS has drones?

But this video had something else in it that previous videos released by ISIS have not: Surveillance footage apparently shot by a drone.


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
No end in sight

Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security studies fellow at the New America Foundation, joins Hari Sreenivasan from Washington to discuss


Should Western nations just pay ISIS ransom?

The first uncomfortable fact is that if you pay a ransom a hostage is more likely to be released. The other is that every time a ransom is p


RESILIENT COMMUNITIES
Red Hook’s Cutting-Edge Wireless Network

Open Technology Institute Senior Fellow Joshua Breitbart was quoted in a New York Times article on the Red Hook mesh network.


FELLOWS
The cure for cancer that parents won’t use

Not so long ago, when my sons still had smooth cheeks and children’s voices, I had them vaccinated against human papillomavirus, the most co


FUTURE TENSE
Relief Official Urges Groups to Step Up Ebola Efforts | New York Times

The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is “a complete disaster,” and health agencies do not yet grasp its scope, the president of the relief grou


OPEN TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE
Technology Can Make Lawful Surveillance Both Open and Effective | MIT Technology Review

All this secrecy—and its recent partial unraveling—has harmed our democracy and our economy. But effective surveillance does not require tot


INTERNATIONAL SECURITY
Barack Obama’s Mixed Messages | Politico

“There’s a huge difference,” said Douglas Ollivant, a senior national security fellow with the New America Foundation. “No one is concerned