Posts filed under “War/Defense”

Secrets, Politics and Torture

Watch Secrets, Politics and Torture Tuesday, May 19 at 10 p.m. EST on PBS
and online at pbs.org/frontline.

Category: Video, War/Defense

World War II: 70 Years On

Source: United States Census

Category: Data Analysis, Digital Media, War/Defense

60 Minutes: The Battle for Space

U.S. and China are locked in a high stakes contest over satellites that are critical to national security and everyday life:

The Battle Above

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Category: Video, War/Defense

Will Détente with Iran Create a Peace Dividend?

The possibility of a deal to limit Iran’s nuclear capabilities and end the international trade sanctions against the country raise a fascinating question: Will there be a peace dividend? A look at history may provide some insight. Based on what we have seen in the past, it is possible that an agreement would have a…Read More

Category: Economy, Taxes and Policy, War/Defense

60 Minutes: Hack Attack on Sony

North Korea’s cyberattack on Sony Pictures exposed a new reality: you don’t have to be a superpower to inflict damage on U.S. corporations

If most people remember anything about the North Korean government’s cyberattack against Sony Pictures last November, it’s probably that there was a lot of juicy gossip in leaked emails about movie stars, agents, and studio executives. There was also an absurd quality to the whole episode, which was over an ill-advised movie comedy about the assassination of North Korea’s leader, which the North Koreans did not find funny. The weirdness of it all has obscured a much more significant point: that an impoverished foreign country had launched a devastating attack against a major company on U.S. soil and that not much can be done about it. In some ways it’s another milestone in the cyberwars which are just beginning to heat up, not cool down.

 

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Category: Video, War/Defense, Web/Tech

John Oliver: Government Surveillance & Snowden Interview

There are very few government checks on what America’s sweeping surveillance programs are capable of doing. John Oliver sits down with Edward Snowden to discuss the NSA, the balance between privacy and security, and dick-pics.

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Category: Video, War/Defense

Confused Person’s Guide to Middle East Conflict

Source: The Atlantic

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

Shifting Sands in Middle East

Interesting collection of shifting alliances in the Middle East:   Source: WSJ

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense

Goodbye to War Loan: 1917 to 2015

To commemorate this most interesting of gilts we have made a film about War Loan – one that tells the economic history of the UK through wars, default, the re-joining and leaving of the gold standard, the inflationary 1970s, the loss of the UK’s AAA credit rating, and finally the deflation that has followed the Great Financial Crisis.

 

Category: Credit, Video, War/Defense

ISIS May Be Losing a Lifeline

Source: Washington Post

Category: Digital Media, Politics, War/Defense