Stephen Kinzer in The Boston Globe, ""According to American strategic doctrine, the US will be in danger if one country comes to dominate a large region of the world. China seems capable of doing that one day."
A non-profit library based in the U.S. is pushing to build an internet archive of Canada's cultural materials in order to keep them safe and perpetually available amid concerns Donald Trump could restrict the flow of digital information over the Internet. Brown University's Timothy Edgar comments on the extent of the President-elect's powers in these matters.
Timothy Edgar, senior fellow at Brown's Watson Institute, comments on the likelihood of American legislators adopting similar surveillance policies as the British Parliament, which has recently passed a controversial law that allows government officials to monitor the web surfing behaviors of Britons for suspected terrorists and cyber criminals.
Three Watson Institute scholars, Narges Bajoghli, Chas Freeman, and Stephen Kinzer, are signatories to a new report that was recently published on the Iran policy recommendations for the new U.S. administration.
Mark Blyth in Real Clear Politics, ""If you look at the states that really fell hard [for Trump] in the Rust Belt, it is economic. Now, if you recognize that simple fact, you can put Trump in there with Brexit."
Stephen Kinzer, senior lecturer at Brown's Watson Institute, wrote an op-ed arguing that if Donald Trump is defying conventional wisdom by cooperating with Russia, he should offer a conciliatory hand to Iran as well.
Michael Kennedy in RI Future, "Sociology, history and other disciplines have long been interested in the history and constitution of whiteness, but more typically as an expression of power, not as an invitation to empathy."
Peter Andreas in The Washington Post, "Critics were as dismissive of Trump’s wall as they were of Trump as a presidential candidate. The wall proposal, they said, was nothing more than a political fantasy."
Mark Blyth in Foreign Affairs, "Could there then be a higher set of drivers in the global economy pushing the world in a direction where Trump is really just one part of a more global pattern of events?"
Nirupama Rao in The Wire, "As the largest democracy in the world, proud of its demographic dividend of over one billion people, mostly young and aspirational, India has no international television channel that propagates its word in the world."
Michael Kennedy in RI Future, "Like those who protest, I fear this election has destroyed the checks and balances that enable those who don’t share my privilege to feel any modicum of security in Trump’s America."
With the tech community fearful of what Donald Trump might do with his executive powers, many are considering moving their servers overseas. Tim Edgar of Brown University explains what the stunning win could mean for civil liberties and privacy.
With the newly elect-President destined to take the helm the Oval Office, surveillance experts warn his presidency could usher in new future in digital privacy. Timothy Edgar, senior fellow at the Watson Institute, comments on the looming challenges digital privacy pundits could face next.
Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, pens an op-ed about how Donald Trump's foreign policy agenda deviates away from the playbook of Washington elites.
With hateful rhetoric being spewed between both presidential campaigns, it may come as a surprise to know the current election isn't the nastiest in history. Stephen Kinzer, senior fellow in international and public affairs, describes when it turned positive and when campaigns began to turn ugly.
Amb. Nirupama Rao in The Wire, "The Indian government needs a cadre of specialists in strategic communication, in policy articulation and projection who also cater to audiences well beyond the domestic audience, non-resident Indians and persons of Indian origin."
The Humanitarian Innovation Initiative, which aims to improve humanitarian efforts by grounding them in a solid foundation of academic research, has launched at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs this year.
Following a massive denial-of-service attack that effected the likes of Netflix, Twitter and Reddit on Friday, cybersecurity expert Timothy Edgar describes the scope of future cybersecurity threats and the feasibility of forcing organizations to take responsibility.
A research study in which Jeff Colgan is a co-author, found that climate change is causing the Greenland Ice Sheet to melt and could potentially expose radioactive waste at Camp Century, an abandoned U.S. military base.
"The Watson Institute expansion includes the renovation of 65 Charlesfield, a 10,000-square-foot, three-story historic structure on the corner of Charlesfield and Brook Streets, and 20,000 square feet in new construction adjacent to the current institute at 111 Thayer St."
Michael Kennedy in RIFuture.org, "Trump has given license to those who, in the name of opposing political correctness, feel free to demean and harm, in speech and in practice, those they consider inferior."