The speed at which information spreads today presents challenges to the United States, as state and non-state adversaries use this capability to spread disinformation. As the U.S. government looks for ways to counter adversarial disinformation campaigns, it is overlooking a potentially valuable tool: memes. Read more.
Joshua Pollack says, "For the North Koreans, the principle of denuclearization of the Korean peninsula does not mean unilateral disarmament."
The Guardian: "U.S. and North Korea Expectations Over Denuclearization Appear to Collide"
Zack Gold says, "As the Human Rights Watch report manages to document, the general population of north Sinai continues to be stuck in between the battle between Isis-Sinai and Egypt."
The Guardian: "Egyptians in Sinai Living Under Siege Due to Anti-Militant Campaign, Says HRW"
Contrary to popular belief, recruits from low-income neighborhoods do not make up the majority of enlisted accessions across the military branches, according to the 43rd annual Population Representation in the Military Services report (also known as the “PopRep”). Read more.
Ken Gause says, "What North Korea is trying to do here is set an environment where if the summit does not come to a successful conclusion, that they can't be blamed for it, that they are being reasonable here by saying they would freeze the program."
Australian Broadcast Corporation: "Will North Korea Work Towards Denuclearisation?"
Ken Gause says, "I think the Trump administration is very eager to find out, what is the North Korean view of denuclearization and how that should take place."
VOA News: "Pompeo-Kim Meeting 'Very Positive Sign' for U.S.-North Korea Talks"
In 2018, CNA's Executive Sessions on Policing will take a look at Innovative Approaches to Reducing Violent Crime. On March 13, experts will convene to review how local police agencies are using innovative approaches in the use of technology, intelligence, and analytics to support their efforts to reduce violent crime.
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Samuel Bendett says, "Russians have publicly stated that they like the fact that NATO military assets have been in and around the Baltic Sea conducting their operations, giving Russians the ability to collect data on sensors, on communications and all kinds of electronic signatures."
Defense One: "Genius Machines: The Next Decade of Artificial Intelligence" [Panel begins at 2:10:30]
Nilanthi Samaranayake says, “Smaller Indian Ocean countries are getting sucked into a discourse about strategic competition. We’re increasingly seeing the politicization of infrastructure, especially in maritime domain.”
American Center New Delhi: Panel Discussion on Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific
CNA analysts Nilanthi Samaranayake and Mary Ellen Connell discussed France's strategic interests in the Indian Ocean region with Dr. Iskander Rehman of the Pell Center for International Relations and Public Policy.
On October 11, David Sanger moderated a discussion with experts Ken Gause and David Finkelstein on North Korea's 'strategic calculus' and what’s at stake with DPRK-China relations. Register.