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US Urges Fuel Cutoff for North Korea, saying it's 'Begging For War' - NYT

Here’s a must-read lead from the NYT.

The thing is, as the article highlights, China recognizes that oil sanctions on North Korea will probably bring the regime down but China worries about South Korea overrunning the north and US allies at China’s border. 100 more words


SF’s Forecast of Robot Coup is Happening Now

No, robots themselves are not governing the world as some works of Science Fiction envisioned, but unscrupulous humans are using a variant called a bot to attempt just that. 332 more words

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The Russian government’s disinformation campaign failed to influence the French election. Why?

A few notable takeaways.

  • Russian Information Warfare (IW) on the French election had limited effectiveness
  • Alt-Right (mostly?) Americans read and redistributed Russian disinformation (during the French campaign)
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Swept Up In Macron Mania

This week, the new French president Emmanuel Macron unveiled his portrait officiel and it was glittering, clean and displayed the fresh face of the new France. 1,370 more words

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Trump’s R.S.V.P. to Macron: Yes to Bastille Day in Paris - The New York Times

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This highly cited NYT article is a recommended read. It explores the implications of of Trump’s acceptance of Macron’s Bastille Day invitation. 250 more words


French President Emmanuel Macron's LREM party wins majority in parliament

French President Emmanuel Macron’s LREM party has won a large majority in parliamentary elections which will enable it to push through reforms. But there was a record, low turnout. 1,152 more words