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October 31, 2016

Digital Policy
Podcast Danny Weitzner Net Politics Podcast: Danny Weitzner

In this latest episode of the Net Politics podcast, I sat down with Danny Weitzner, principal research scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab. I spoke with him about…

June 16, 2018

United Nations
The UN's Automatic Majority Against Israel is Fraying

On June 13, the United Nations General Assembly voted once again to condemn Israel, this time for its actions against Hamas in Gaza when tens of thousands of Hamas supporters and terrorists stormed t…

December 8, 2017

South Korea
Korean Won Up, New Taiwan Dollar Flat: An Update on Asian Intervention Korean Won Up, New Taiwan Dollar Flat: An Update on Asian Intervention

Korea didn’t stop the won from appreciating through 1090 (its intervention level in 2016); Taiwan seems to be blocking any move through 30.

June 28, 2016

Israel
Israel to Head UN Committee for the First Time: So Much for Isolation

The argument that Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the world took another blow this month when--for the first time in the history of the United Nations and of Israel--the Israeli ambassado…

February 7, 2018

Economics
Play Man typing on computer Behavioral Economics in the Age of Big Data

The Robert B. Menschel Economics Symposium generates critical thinking about the consequences of herd mentality behavior in global economics. 

March 6, 2015

Cuba
The Cuba Score: Obama 53, Castro 492

As part of the Obama administration’s deal with the Castro regime in Cuba, Castro agreed to release 53 prisoners. This was not quite the concession that it appeared to be, for some of the prisoners h…

October 20, 2017

Myanmar
Play Rohingya The Rohingya Crisis in Myanmar

Eric Schwartz recounts his recent visit to Bangladesh and discusses what humanitarian organizations and international governments can do to address this crisis. 

October 3, 2011

Iran
Samir Kuntar, Award Winner Samir Kuntar, Award Winner

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (L) speaks with released Lebanese prisoner Samir Kantar during a ceremony in Tehran January 29, 2009 (Courtesy REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi). Regimes, like individua…

April 6, 2017

Global
Play Corruption_EC.jpg Corruption and National Security: What Has and Has Not Worked

Experts discuss how corruption affects U.S. national security and global stability, and the measures used by the U.S. government to fight corruption and promote transparency.

November 16, 2016

United States
Play RTSKP0Z_EC.jpg The State of Online Privacy in the United States

Experts provide an overview of the debate in the United States over online privacy.