The U.S. Department of State dropped its second Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, or QDDR, last week (here). Modeled on the Defense Department’s Quadrennial Defense Review, the QDDR lays out the department’s big-picture concerns and objectives so that—in theory—they can guide planning and shape day-to-day decision-making. 1,022 more words
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Philip Tetlock and his team have just released an interesting article entitled “The Psychology of Intelligence Analysis: Drivers of Prediction Accuracy in World Politics… 736 more words
According to various publications in the American and foreign media, the United States has created a global system of cyber espionage that allows the interception and processing of personal data around the globe in violation of fundamental human rights.725 more words
Today’s guest blog post is written by Alan I. Leshner, CEO, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
If crowdsourcing can raise money for research worldwide, why can’t it raise questions and predict probabilities of future developments in science and technology? 152 more words
I presented this paper at the 2014 Workshop on Spoken Language Technology for Under-Resourced Languages (SLTU) . The work was done with Lori Lamel and Jean-Luc Gauvain. 504 more words
A recent press report quoted unnamed US intelligence sources saying Russia had no intention of invading the Ukraine. The appraisal became the subject of considerable debate when Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his nation’s military into Ukraine’s Crimea region. 155 more words