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Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Xinjiang Data Project Documents China’s High Tech Social Controls

Drawing on open source data including satellite imagery, Chinese government documents, official statistics and a range of authoritative reports and academic studies, the Xinjiang Data Project documents the Chinese Communist Party’s ongoing program of human rights abuses and tech-enhanced authoritarianism in Xinjiang, and explores its global implications. This is a case study in repressive technology,...

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Does the Endorsement of National Security Republicans Help Biden?

Does the Endorsement of National Security Republicans Help Biden?

Source: Top Republican National Security Officials Say They Will Vote for Biden – The New York Times Among the signatories are former officials from the Reagan administration; others who served both George Bush and George W. Bush; and a few, like John Negroponte, the former director of national intelligence, and Gen. Michael Hayden, who served...

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Trump Blocked Brennan’s Access to CIA Records. Is that a Bad Thing?

Trump Blocked Brennan’s Access to CIA Records. Is that a Bad Thing?

John Brennan has published a memoir, much to President Trump’s distress. In the book the former CIA director reveals the president ordered the CIA not to share classified information with him while he was writing the book, a courtesy normally extended to former officials. “Courtesy” and “Trump” are two words that co-exist uneasily in any...

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Inside Trump’s War on the Deep State Agencies

Inside Trump’s War on the Deep State Agencies

David Rohde, former New York Times reporter, is publishing a book about Trump’s conception of the “deep state.” In an interesting interview with Terry Gross of NPR, Rohde explains how President Trump has successfully politicized the intelligence community and turned his critics among the former spy chiefs into useful foils–even decoys–for his own ambitions. I...

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