Archive for Security

Live! – Ex-FBI Director Comey’s Testimony Before Senate Intelligence Committee

His highly anticipated appearance begins at 10am today.

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Former FBI Director Comey’s Prepared Statement Before Senate Intelligence Committee

Although he is testifying tomorrow, the Senate Intelligence Committee has just released his opening statement. It is riveting reading.

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Upcoming Congressional Intelligence Hearings

There are many hearings in Congress on various security-related issues. These two seem most relevant: Senior security officials testify re: FISA before the Senate Intelligence Committee today,  and former FBI Director James Comey testifies before the same committee tomorrow on the Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. More than 100 additional hearings before this committee can also be viewed; they all come with searchable transcripts.

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National Security Reports – May 2017 Update

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National Security Reports – April 2017 Update

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The Spectre of Famine

Famine, the “extreme and general scarcity of food, as in a country or a large geographical area”, has appeared in four conflicted countries – Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, and Yemen. This is an unprecedented occurrence; such large-scale simultaneous scarcities of food have never before been recorded in so many countries. All four countries face both internal and external military pressures. The International Crisis Group is publishing Instruments of Pain, a four-part series devoted to the above countries and their travails. Additional sites of relevance include: Millions across Africa, Yemen could be at risk of death from starvation – UN agency (UN News Centre); Famine and Food Crises (UNICEF); Drought and War Heighten Threat of Not Just 1 Famine, but 4(The New York Times); and Famine Early Warning Systems Network.

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Council on Foreign Relations Special Reports

Council Special Reports (CSRs) are concise policy briefs that provide timely responses to developing crises or contributions to current policy dilemmas.” Recent ones discuss the tensions between NATO and Russia, and the sometimes turbulent relationship of Silicon Valley to Washington, D.C. You can search by region, topic or year.

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