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Article

War Goes Viral

Authors: Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer
The Atlantic

Social media has altered the nature of war, argue Emerson T. Brooking and P.W. Singer. The viral propaganda of the self-declared Islamic State, Russian disinformation campaigns, and Chinese cyber-nationalism are all indications of a more fundamental shift in conflict—a revolution that threatens to catch U.S. policymakers and social media companies off guard. 

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Op-Ed

More Women in Global Security Forces will Raise Effectiveness

Author: Jamille Bigio
Newsweek

Despite evidence that shows that women make unique contributions to peace and security processes, they remain severely underrepresented in military, policy, and peacekeeping forces around the world. Jamille Bigio highlights a new bill led by Senators Barbara Boxer and Jeanne Shaheen that would “require the U.S. State Department to encourage other countries to increase the number of women recruited and promoted in their security forces.” She also argues for better quality training among security forces and conversation of the U.S. National Action Plan on women, peace, and security into legislation.

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Event

Ready or Not: Medical Countermeasures for Pandemics

Speaker: Steve Davis
Speaker: Richard Hatchett
Presider: Thomas J. Bollyky

Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH, and Richard Hatchett, acting director of the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) discuss spurring the development and delivery of medical tools to prepare for emerging infectious disease outbreaks as part of the Global Health, Economics, and Development Roundtable Series.

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Event

'The Curse of Cash'

Speaker: Kenneth S. Rogoff
Presider: Matthew Bishop

Kenneth Rogoff discusses the 'Curse of Cash,' his new book about phasing out most paper money to fight crime and tax evasion—and to battle financial crises by tapping the power of negative interest rates.

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Book

The Fix

Author: Jonathan Tepperman

A provocative look at the world's most difficult, seemingly ineradicable problems—and the surprising stories of the countries that solved them.

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Article

Cyberspace, Terrorism and International Law

Author: David P. Fidler
Journal of Conflict & Security Law

Governments have long worried about terrorists using the Internet to launch cyberattacks, spread propaganda, recruit and radicalise individuals and raise funds. However, the Islamic State’s exploitation of social media has caused a crisis and generated questions about international law’s role in addressing terrorism in cyberspace.

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Event

Global Hearts: Confronting the Cardiovascular Disease Crisis

Speaker: John Boyce
Speaker: Thomas R. Frieden
Introductory Remarks: Michael R. Bloomberg
Speaker: Paulyn Rosell-Ubial
Introductory Remarks: Margaret Chan
Presider: Richard E. Besser

Experts discuss the growing crisis of noncommunicable diseases, specifically cardiovascular diseases, and the initiatives by the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in countering these threats globally.

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