China’s military development has become a key focus of US security policy as well as that of virtually all Asia-Pacific states.
At present, the defense policy landscape is replete with arguments, many of which are ultimately based in the lack of a common vision among both elites and within the broader population about the role of the U.S. military in the future.
There is a general myth that the “geeks” defeated the Feds in the “crypto wars” of the 1990s, blocking efforts to prevent the sale and export of advanced encryption products. This is an article of faith with some people, particularly on the West Coast, and if you interview them you will get this story presented as an accurate account of what happened.
Reports coming out of Moscow this morning suggest that Edward Snowden may be granted documents from Russian authorities that would allow him to leave the transit zone of Sheremetyevo Airport, go through customs, and enter the country while his temporary asylum request is under consideration by the Russian Immigration Service.
Is cybercrime, cyber espionage, and other malicious cyber activities what some call “the greatest transfer of wealth in human history,” or is it what others say is a “rounding error in a fourteen trillion dollar economy?” In their interim report, CSIS Technology and Public Policy Program Director James Lewis and coauthor Stewart Baker put the costs in the context o
Hard as it may be to believe, it was nearly a full month ago that Edward Snowden leaked highly classified NSA documents revealing the details of the agency’s widespread, global surveillance programs. From that point, Snowden began his stay in the transit zone of Moscow's Sheremetyevo International Airport, sparking wild and ongoing speculation of where he would end up.
The fifth meeting of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue (S&ED) will be held in Washington on July 10–11. This annual gathering of senior officials from across the U.S. and Chinese governments is the main forum for policy dialogue between the world’s two largest powers.