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What Cyberwar Could Look Like

Three probably unrelated glitches give us a glimpse of the future.

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Some Thoughts on the Trump News Bombshell

This event is deeply damaging to the country and its institutions in the short run. Don’t for a second think that Putin is unhappy by this latest turn of events.

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Christmas Violence Forces Germany to Face Hard Truths

Like Japan, Germany is making moves that would have been unthinkable until recently. These are the costs of a fraying liberal world order.

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Royal Navy Out of Missiles, Switching to Guns

It’s still (relatively) early days, but this is not a good sign for how our traditional allies are going to handle the Trump moment—or how Britain is handling Brexit.

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Men Don’t Have to Go “Pink” to Thrive

We need to carefully think through a lot of our assumptions about gender roles, and build kinds of educational and social systems to help our boys succeed.

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Is It Time to Reimagine Masculinity?

Just as the social revolutions inspired by the last 200 years allowed new ideals of femininity to emerge, so masculinity is due for a rethink and a redevelopment.

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War in Peace

Cyberspace has brought about an era of persistent confrontation.

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Welcome to the Cyber Age

As evidence of hacking by foreign powers into voting machines surfaces, it would be good to hear from candidates for office about their plans to defend the country from the growing cyber threats.

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State-Sponsored Hackers Have Had Access to US Government for “Years”

It’s not known who the hackers might be, although if past experience is any guide, Chinese and Russian involvement is a possibility.

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Russia Probes Undersea Cables

Vladimir Putin’s Russia, always looking for weaknesses to exploit in the international system, appears to be ready to disrupt the global economy in times of conflict.

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Crude Economics

London is using both carrot and stick to keep offshore oil output up.

Greeks Bearing Debts

Greece’s recurrent crisis is the result of bad Greek and German decisions alike. Only one is in year eight of a depression as a result.

Frack Baby Frack

Abundant shale gas brought natural gas prices to historic lows—and made the US a net exporter of the hydrocarbon.

WRM Elsewhere

Walter Russell Mead tackles the question.

Silicon Valley All Grown Up

Is Silicon Valley getting tired of blue governance?

Military Spending

The UK government promises that Britain’s new aircraft carriers will have aircraft.

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