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Italy’s Risky Realignment

Every Italian learns about Marco Polo, a young merchant who left his native Venice in 1271, travelled to China, and returned home twenty-four years later with riches and treasure. Today, Italy’s government is betting that moving closer to Beijing wi [...]

2019-06-13T10:21:22-04:00June 13, 2019|By |

Nine Questions Lawmakers Should Ask at the June 13th Hearing on AI and Deepfakes

On Thursday, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will host a panel of experts to discuss the national security challenges posed by artificial intelligence (AI), manipulated media, and “deepfake” technology. The committee will examin [...]

2019-06-12T14:28:44-04:00June 12, 2019|By , , and |

European Elections Retrospective

As results from last week’s European Parliament elections roll in, one thing is clear: traditional political parties that once commanded majorities across the Union’s member states suffered defeats of varying degrees of severity. Although not as mu [...]

2019-06-03T15:37:30-04:00June 3, 2019|By |
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