from The Great Debate:

Islamic State has erased the line between foreign and domestic policy

April 21, 2016

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016 as France has decided to deploy 1,600 additional police officers to bolster security at its borders and on public transport following the deadly blasts in Brussels.  REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

French army paratroopers patrol near the Eiffel tower in Paris, France, March 30, 2016. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer

from Breakingviews:

Foreign minnows resist opaque U.S. penalties

February 24, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from Breakingviews:

Uncle Sam’s iPhone security order pure Apple sauce

February 17, 2016

The author is a Reuters Breakingviews columnist. The opinions expressed are her own.

from The Great Debate:

Cybersecurity treaties may be nice, but it’s really every country for itself

November 11, 2015

U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. Cyberspace was a hobby for Kidd before he joined the Marines in 2003, but he hopes to make it his new battlefield after suffering debilitating injuries in Iraq. At the naval air station in Virginia Beach, Virginia, the 26-year-old from Williamsburg is retraining to fight cyber threats, one of a number of wounded warriors transitioning to non-traditional combat fields in order to continue serving the United States' defense needs. Picture taken February 7, 2012.  REUTERS/Samantha Sais (UNITED STATES - Tags: MILITARY EDUCATION) - RTR2XOOE

U.S. Marine Sergeant Michael Kidd works on a computer at ECPI University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, February 7, 2012. REUTERS/Samantha Sais

from The Great Debate:

Has China learned how to build the perfect U.S. spy?

June 17, 2015

An illustration picture shows projection of binary code on man holding aptop computer in Warsaw

An illustration picture of a projection of binary code on a man holding a laptop computer, June 24, 2013. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel

from The Great Debate:

If Obama really wants to close Guantanamo, here’s what he needs to do

May 20, 2015

U.S. President Barack Obama signs an executive order in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington

President Barack Obama speaks before signing the executive order to close the military prison at Guantanamo, Cuba, in the Oval Office on his second official day at the White House in Washington, January 22, 2009. REUTERS/Larry Downing

from The Great Debate:

Why NSA surveillance is worse than you’ve ever imagined

May 11, 2015

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Credit: MATT MAHURIN

Last summer, after months of encrypted emails, I spent three days in Moscow hanging out with Edward Snowden for a Wired cover story. Over pepperoni pizza, he told me that what finally drove him to leave his country and become a whistleblower was his conviction that the National Security Agency was conducting illegal surveillance on every American. Thursday, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals in New York agreed with him.

from The Great Debate:

The Pentagon is buying the wrong ship, and it’s costing taxpayers billions

April 30, 2015

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Cyclone-class boats before the modernization program in formation. Courtesy of U.S. NAVY

from The Great Debate:

Let Japan help defend America — and itself

June 2, 2014

Members of Japan's Self-Defence Forces' airborne troops stand at attention during the annual SDF troop review ceremony at Asaka Base in Asaka

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is now following through on actions laid out in his recent bold speech calling for Japan to defend allies who might be under attack.

from Jack Shafer:

Pierre Omidyar and the bottomless optimism of billionaire publishers

October 17, 2013

Ebay founder Pierre Omidyar -- reckoned to be worth $8.5 billion -- inspired tens of thousands of journalists to freshen their resumes this week when word of his plan to start his own mass media organization leaked out. With Glenn Greenwald, Jeremy Scahill, and Laura Poitras announced as its first hires, the outlet will emphasize investigative journalism, but as Omidyar explained in a post, the site will serve all news.