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Prison breakthrough

JOHN NASH arrived at Princeton University in 1948 to start his PhD with a one-sentence recommendation: “He is a mathematical genius”. He did not …

Memaknai Politik

<b>Defenisi Politik</b><p>Dalam terminologi, politik seringkali dilihat dari asal katanya secara historis yang berasal dari kata Yunani yaitu <i>Polis</i> dan <i>Teta</i>. …

Rise of far-right 'idiots' may hit aid and refugees, say laureates, leaders

The rise of far-right politics across the world may hit already scant foreign aid, increase tensions between communities and countries, and lead to …

Foreign Aid

The Rise of the Chinese National Security State Under Xi Jinping

China has flourished since it opened its doors to the outside world and embarked on economic development from the late 1970s. But under the tenure of Xi Jinping (習近平), domestic and external security concerns have risen to the top of his administration’s thinking and in its policy priorities. This …

China

Indonesia in the South China Sea: Going it alone

While Indonesia under Jokowi can be expected to continue to take unilateral action to reinforce the Indonesian position around the Natuna Islands, …

China

The American Game in China’s Periphery

China’s diplomacy in its neighboring areas represents the most important part of its foreign policy. As Chinese President Xi Jinping argued at his …

Evaluating China’s Economy

Can China keep up its growth and deliver on its "harmony" pact with the Chinese people?

China

We Ought To Be EU-Skeptic

In the run-up to the European election, we ought to be more skeptical of the EU. The union's fundamental design flaws could lead to its …

Europe

Blowing Up Fishing Vessels is Not Enough to Be a Global Maritime Fulcrum

By Conor Cronin & Norashiqin Toh — Indonesian maritime affairs and fisheries minister Susi Pudjiastuti on June 6 said the government will sink 30 …

Fisheries

Encryption creating a barrier for police, documents suggest | The Star

OTTAWA—The growing popularity of programs that protect online privacy is creating a barrier for police and security agencies ability to intercept and …

Mass surveillance makes encryption 'essential' for activists in Belarus

Report sheds light on how secretive surveillance stifles activism and dissent in Belarus, and how telecoms are facilitating it<p>Activists in Belarus are facing increased surveillance from the government, according to a new report from Amnesty International, and telecommunications companies are …

The Concept Of Self-Defense In International Law And South China Sea – Analysis

By Mary Fides A. Quintos*<p>Explaining Chinese actions in the Woody Island in the Paracels, on February 17, 2016, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi …

The Internet and China’s Foreign Policy Decision-making

1 Introduction<p>The dynamic process and outcomes of foreign policy depend on the interplay of various factors. Putnam believes that foreign policy …

A complete guide to the new ‘Crypto Wars’

Encryption is finally mainstream.<p>Government officials and technologists have been debating since the early 1990s whether to limit the strength of …

Government Restrictions on Encryption within the United States and Around the World :: Argumentative Persuasive Essays

The higher the number of bits equates the number of possible keys, such as a 40 bit encryption will produce 1 billion possible keys or combinations. …

State encryption laws only undermine our national security

Encryption advocates and national security leaders let out a collective sigh of relief last month when the Federal Bureau of Investigation and …

Are Freedom of Navigation Operations and Innocent Passage Really the Same?

Commander and Judge Advocate Jonathan G. Odom, whose distinguished service I respect, makes a valid definitional point: Technically, even an innocent …

‘Chinese Capillary Democracy:’ Can Western Democracies Learn From China?

When Westerners and Chinese alike are asked about China’s political system, they will respond by labeling it as dictatorial, authoritarian, and …

China

Who Is Militarizing the South China Sea?

U.S. President Barack Obama and his Defense Secretary Ashton Carter have repeatedly warned China not to militarize the Spratly islands in the South …

China’s Reaction to North Korea’s Nuclear Test

By Bonnie Glaser Q1: Was the official statement by China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs particularly harsh? No. China’s foreign ministry statement …

North Korea

China and the 'Three Warfares'

While China’s foreign policy has traditionally relied on economic leverage and “soft power” diplomacy as its primary means of power projection, …

Joseph Nye on U.S.-China Relations

The former Dean of Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government Joseph Nye has been a central figure in American foreign policy for the last four decades. …

China’s European Century

While the U.S. is shifting its strategic focus to Asia (the “Asian Pivot”), China is rapidly intensifying its relations with Europe – and appears to …

China

The global struggle to prevent cyberwar

The cyberwar era arguably began two hours before midnight on April 26, 2007, when hordes of Internet traffic started quietly overwhelming servers in …

Bletchley Park was decades ahead of Silicon Valley. So what happened?

Two new books on intelligence — Intercept by Gordon Corera and Why Spy? by Brian Stewart and Samantha Newbery — find that had Britain been less hidebound by secrecy it could have led the world in computer science<p>Gordon Corera, best known as the security correspondent for BBC News, somehow finds …