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.@MrKRudd considers the risk of armed conflict between the United States and China in the coming months and years: https://t.co/CKTua9uuOICan MBS lead Saudi Arabia through the COVID-19 crisis? https://t.co/cRTAAYVarVIt is an unprecedented confluence of conditions that lead to democratic decay—more than the rise to power of any pa… https://t.co/3XWhRCMwgQ“There is no shortage of jingoistic U.S. films or television series, nor of material that challenges pro-American f… https://t.co/DVQ3nMJv24If the U.S. and China fail to exhibit restraint in the months leading up to the U.S. presidential election, they co… https://t.co/ietT3B5LZIThe pandemic may force the Saudi crown prince to rethink his ambitious plans, writes F. Gregory Gause III. But cutt… https://t.co/T5uqu2l4GZWhat conditions make for a successful reopening? https://t.co/tAcArrD858“Every single thing that Russia stands accused of doing in the U.S. from 2016 onward it has previously accused the… https://t.co/3OTjGbLWHt“Boris Johnson’s D10 is just the type of body the world needs: a group of capable, committed, and cohesive democrac… https://t.co/MD2JJAytjX“The situation is dire. To protect the republic, Americans must make strengthening democracy their top political pr… https://t.co/NjQJ89wBDkChinese acquisitions of theater chains, investments in film studios, and cofinancing of movies make Beijing a criti… https://t.co/lQ7JMbfZI8“The shadow of this crisis will be long and dark—more so than those of many of the prior ones.” Read… https://t.co/8waUDm5COuIf the Kremlin truly intends to undermine American democracy, it has hardly concentrated its efforts to that end,… https://t.co/LFrWgBq6NeWill the pandemic lessen the appeal of populism, or will it give populists leaders more fuel for rallying voters ag… https://t.co/z2Sfw5Mr0I
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“When it comes to U.S.-Chinese AI competition, the often-overlooked lesson is that computing power matters. Data an… https://t.co/S2CbEkkkoX“The COVID-19 oil crash has set back Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plans for economic transformation, but it has opene… https://t.co/h2jRiwQnZbThe risk of armed conflict between the United States and China is at its highest point in more than half a century,… https://t.co/rBNBJiCuRMU.S. history contains numerous examples of democratic decay, and even lurches toward authoritarianism.… https://t.co/pUWTdaHgSlA new multilateral institution consisting of the world’s leading democracies is no panacea, @siddmohandas and… https://t.co/ttI0hBe1MaToday, the market power of China—and the cyberpower of some rogue states—is making U.S. studios and creatives think… https://t.co/J3DWbNWXAq“Every single thing that Russia stands accused of doing in the U.S. from 2016 onward it has previously accused the… https://t.co/A8cgb53neeWhat makes for a successful reopening? https://t.co/wDWVSkUKBb“The nineteenth and early twentieth centuries were filled with depressions. It seems disrespectful to the many losi… https://t.co/Xp17i5kUTOMichael Markey, Jonathan Pearl, and Benjamin Bahney write that, to break the arms control impasse, policymakers sho… https://t.co/F8rYrfOP66In AI, computing power is quietly essential. @BuchananBen considers how recognition of this factor can help the Uni… https://t.co/T1fZR5Yv86“The foremost task now is to safely navigate the next several months, to avoid stumbling into conflict in the midst… https://t.co/DHulqdUgx2The increasing reliance on experts over politicians during the pandemic is unlikely to deflate populism’s demagogic… https://t.co/hjM8EStCnR“The situation is dire. To protect the republic, Americans must make strengthening democracy their top political pr… https://t.co/2GF2XFnV7M“Boris Johnson’s D10 is just the type of body the world needs: a group of capable, committed, and cohesive democrac… https://t.co/K6R5Cw3qC6F. Gregory Gause III considers the pandemic’s toll on Mohammed bin Salman’s plans for Saudi Arabia, from his econom… https://t.co/gF6MfCyuxvChinese acquisitions of theater chains, investments in film studios, and cofinancing of movies make Beijing a criti… https://t.co/X8Q6zC0m6QIn the next several months, @MrKRudd writes, a crisis between the United States and China could arise—in particular… https://t.co/gB6i61YCa2Although dubbed a “global financial crisis,” the 2008 downturn was largely a banking crisis in 11 advanced economie… https://t.co/vItckzXSeCErdogan is sparring with domestic and international foes over cultural heritage sites while Turkey’s economy contin… https://t.co/s4KAJo5fX8“History reveals that American democracy has always been vulnerable—and that the country has never faced a test qui… https://t.co/4kNKFH1BnhChina is rich in data but lags behind the United States and its allies in advanced electronics manufacturing. This… https://t.co/OEWZGuN03nAs the U.S.-Chinese rivalry intensifies, the risk of war in Asia grows. @micheleflournoy argues that the United Sta… https://t.co/DsE9SM5W40“Challenging a hegemon such as the United States requires not just a well-planned, proactive foreign policy but als… https://t.co/kghpkQD2XlU.S. film studios, writers, and producers increasingly fear they will be hacked or harmed if they portray any forei… https://t.co/7XKXayLqmPFor Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, the pandemic has been catastrophic, writes… https://t.co/tbzZURBfhI“The once unthinkable outcome—actual armed conflict between the United States and China—now appears possible for th… https://t.co/iQTTewmkpxOver the course of U.S. history, the democratic project was put at risk of reversal time and time again, and in som… https://t.co/KxN6hVGqr5The pandemic may force the Saudi crown prince to rethink his ambitious plans, F. Gregory Gause III writes. But cutt… https://t.co/6TLlcBLvoyIt is an unprecedented confluence of conditions that lead to democratic decay—more than the rise to power of any pa… https://t.co/agswFsR19j“There is no shortage of jingoistic U.S. films or television series, nor of material that challenges pro-American f… https://t.co/4rubhmMLnG
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“In the second half of 2020, there will likely be impressive-looking gains in economic activity and employment, fue… https://t.co/TDMZyLhZ7oThe Cold War-era arms control regime is crumbling. Where should a new global effort to enhance security and deter n… https://t.co/yV8KPUPPMz“The increasing cost and complexity of computing power give the United States and its allies an advantage over Chin… https://t.co/Uox0JMpNMCIf the United States and China fail to exhibit restraint in the months leading up to the U.S. presidential election… https://t.co/1Te8WxE2VRConcerted action on the part of like-minded democracies—a D10—has the potential to address many of the world’s chal… https://t.co/zrzJxbvIoO“Relying on science over politics will not necessarily protect democracies from populism: just because politics lea… https://t.co/bz4AOAYLc0“Challenging a hegemon such as the United States requires not just a well-planned, proactive foreign policy but als… https://t.co/nYeK7LwCiQThe United States’ path to becoming a robust and inclusive democracy included periods when the country lurched towa… https://t.co/ssd3uKyC52Places that recklessly reopened—including many U.S. states—have seen a resurgence of novel coronavirus cases. Read… https://t.co/OfZLmuZhNkFor Saudi Arabia’s crown prince and de facto ruler, Mohammed bin Salman, the pandemic has been catastrophic, F. Gre… https://t.co/Pakmjsxrf5The risk of armed conflict between the United States and China will be especially high leading up to the November U… https://t.co/8Bv3ZdKoDdAmerican film studios, writers, and producers increasingly fear they will be hacked or harmed if they portray any f… https://t.co/7YhKrPiBuBBrent Scowcroft was “the national security adviser that each of his successors sought to emulate,” Ivo H. Daalder a… https://t.co/QeeiGDh8haThe current economic crisis will hit lower-income households and countries harder than their wealthier counterparts… https://t.co/riM43n0I40Russian influence operations are less coordinated, less targeted, and less ideologically driven than most American… https://t.co/m2kbuSzO8RBrent Scowcroft, national security adviser to Presidents Gerald R. Ford and George H. W. Bush, died on Thursday at… https://t.co/BLm9VXZjU1The reconversion of Hagia Sophia to a mosque is indicative of President Erdogan’s combative approach to politics,… https://t.co/arRt0S22HQDangerous uncertainty about the U.S. ability to check Chinese moves could invite risk-taking by Beijing—perhaps eve… https://t.co/W2rxuuvgF5“The once unthinkable outcome—actual armed conflict between the United States and China—now appears possible for th… https://t.co/Co95wXKLhKThe United States and China each invest billions every year in growing their AI industries. Read @BuchananBen on ho… https://t.co/YzuoGuq1jFOver the course of U.S. history, the democratic project was put at risk of reversal time and time again, and in som… https://t.co/svReYAiaUN“This depression arrived at a time when the economic fundamentals in many countries—including many of the world’s p… https://t.co/K8j6KEoA51Film and television have shaped how the world sees the U.S.—and how it perceives the country’s adversaries. Kal Rau… https://t.co/rH7w6RtAVzAn ambitious leader never lets a crisis go to waste, and MBS is nothing if not ambitious, writes F. Gregory Gause I… https://t.co/owOSCeivqd“Effective deterrence does not depend just on Chinese leaders believing the United States has the capability to thw… https://t.co/e2tTZYgXCQWhether in the 1850s, the 1930s, or the 1970s, democratic backsliding in the United States has never occurred rando… https://t.co/xPfHyIEhiy“Populist opposition to lockdown in almost all countries will become a badge of honor and a cudgel with which to be… https://t.co/ACkBkrCgv3“The dream of disarmament now seems more distant than ever.” https://t.co/tsMVFUARro.@MrKRudd considers the risk of armed conflict between the U.S. and China in the coming months and years: https://t.co/Ii5OOyMh3SIn Russia’s eyes, the United States has been launching cyberattacks and hacks abroad for years, writes @scrawnya. M… https://t.co/53Ziv4xZ4TErdogan is sparring with domestic and international foes over cultural heritage sites while Turkey’s economy contin… https://t.co/rLEAP2ApxB“The COVID-19 oil crash has set back Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 plans for economic transformation, but it has opene… https://t.co/IpIkGMYmF1“History reveals that American democracy has always been vulnerable—and that the country has never faced a test qui… https://t.co/34aDo9ApeT
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China is rich in data but lags behind the United States and its allies in advanced electronics manufacturing. This… https://t.co/1O5mj7Ip1xAs the U.S.-Chinese rivalry intensifies, the risk of war in Asia grows. @micheleflournoy argues that Washington mus… https://t.co/PvDcpO5SXNUnemployment and economic distress in the months to come may well fuel populism, which is ready to mobilize voters… https://t.co/r7Z1GVyV06If 2020 is a repeat of 2016, it will be so not because Putin has devised a grandiose plot to bring down the U.S.,… https://t.co/jcC4eRljOH“Differentiated Containment,” by Zbigniew Brzezinski, Brent Scowcroft, and Richard Murphy (1997) https://t.co/kaxAciJhw5Read Scowcroft’s contributions to Foreign Affairs: “Saving NATO's Foundation,” by John Deutch, Arnold Kanter, and… https://t.co/Nm3ZmXA9C9Brent Scowcroft was “the national security adviser that each of his successors sought to emulate,” Ivo H. Daalder a… https://t.co/hGCpmUfgUdWhether in the 1850s, the 1930s, or the 1970s, democratic backsliding in the United States has never occurred rando… https://t.co/JDO98zlRKj“The shared nature of this shock—the novel coronavirus does not respect national borders—has put a larger proportio… https://t.co/7HfXqePUHTRead @BuchananBen on how the United States and its allies can maintain their technological edge in the global artif… https://t.co/LPSTRNLm36“The foremost task now is to safely navigate the next several months, to avoid stumbling into conflict in the midst… https://t.co/efQmXuapFH“In the coming years, voters will undoubtedly get more mosques and megaprojects and no end of friction in the easte… https://t.co/YKmNw33K1wThe most glaring example of the United States’ slipping soft power is the growing wariness of U.S. studios to do an… https://t.co/MKu5NacxOuA world of routine interference with satellites would be extremely unstable, Michael Markey, Jonathan Pearl, & Benj… https://t.co/Wja2P0QiWIRead @SuzanneMettler1 and @r_lieberman on the historic threat to American democracy—and what U.S. political leaders… https://t.co/imZ2b0i2Ld“Populist opposition to lockdown in almost all countries will become a badge of honor and a cudgel with which to be… https://t.co/g09rm6jmSd“Effective deterrence does not depend just on Chinese leaders believing the United States has the capability to thw… https://t.co/n2rwPTao5ORecognizing the true worth of computing power would mean reassessing the state of global AI competition,… https://t.co/40L5ncULEZI learned more in @scrawnya's essay on Russian strategic thought than I have in virtually any disinfo-related piece… https://t.co/86XDIcRlbI
Retweeted by Foreign AffairsData is the new oil (or so everyone says). Algorithmic breakthroughs garner splashy news stories. But in cutting-ed… https://t.co/RLVfYYZ91g
Retweeted by Foreign AffairsThe coronavirus pandemic has created a massive economic contraction that will be followed by a financial crisis in… https://t.co/663wPDv9IU“The dream of disarmament now seems more distant than ever.” https://t.co/84T9004itG
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