“Beijing has been hinting for some time about setting up the South China Sea [Air Defense Identification Zone] ‘at an appropriate time.’ What better time than when they’re protesting U.S. ships and planes ‘intruding’ on China’s sovereignty over the islands?” Read the full article here.
“These students are a product of an array of programs designed to back ‘patriotic’ youths, but those views are fairly widespread in Russian society, and actively supported by TV.” Read the full article here.
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“This could’ve been done privately by some FBI and/or some Apple engineers to try and figure this out with regard to this particular phone. Certainly, the idea of opening all iPhone 5 operating systems to a master key, which would allow either the government or, if it got into the wrong hands, a hacker or […]
“While the Chinese foreign ministry could claim that the missiles are defensive in nature, their deployment certainly puts its claim that China wants to avoid further ‘militarization’ of the South China Sea into question.” Read the full Bloomberg Article here. Read the full Chicago Tribune Article here.
“[The] Saudis are trying to provide some incentives to Russia to be more flexible regarding the political process in Syria, and are even willing to sacrifice some market share to the Iranians if it means helping Russia’s oil markets, so President Vladimir Putin can continue pushing Iran out of Syria unabated.” — Brandon Friedman “From a Saudi […]
“Over the last fifteen years, Colin Dueck has steadily built a deserved reputation within the academy as his generation’s leading scholar of the ideological and political-cultural dimension of US grand strategy. In this latest book, we find him drawing upon that background, in combination with a parallel strand of contemporary policy analysis in his oeuvre, to make an early start […]
“The handful of people who run Russia, who monopolize power, who monopolize wealth, are not really concerned about the national interest of Russia. They’re concerned about their own interests. But with manipulation and mass propoganda, they are able to organize the thinking of the population, taking advantage of…their nationalism…and they’ve created a situation in which…this […]
“The delineation for them is very difficult for them to even parse out and for us to understand. And while we oftentimes seek some explanation for where this violence is being motivated from, it’s really from a persistent commitment to the idea of jihad.” Listen to the full interview here.
deLisle’s recent E-note about the significance of Taiwan’s presidential election and its impact on relations with China was recirculated by Penn News Today, a daily newsletter of the University of Pennsylvania sent to over 97,000 individuals.