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The Citizen Lab - University of Toronto
"The Citizen Lab is an interdisciplinary laboratory based at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto, Canada focusing on advanced research and development at the intersection of digital media, global security, and human rights. We are a “hothouse” that combines the disciplines of political science, sociology, computer science, engineering, and graphic design. Our mission is to undertake advanced research and engage in development that monitors, analyses, and impacts the exercise of political power in cyberspace. We undertake this mission through collaborative partnerships with leading edge research centers, organizations, and individuals around the world, and through a unique “mixed methods” approach that combines technical analysis with intensive field research, qualitative social science, and legal and policy analysis methods undertaken by subject matter experts."
school(UToronto)  online  internet  research  academic-lab  security  political-science  international  foreign-affairs 
july 2013 by tsuomela
Tomgram: Engelhardt, Field of Nightmares | TomDispatch
"Dirty Wars is really the secret history of how Washington launched a series of undeclared wars in the backlands of the planet and killed its way to something that ever more closely resembled an actual global war, creating a world of enemies out of next to nothing.  Think of it as a bizarre form of unconscious wish fulfillment and the results -- they came! -- as a field of nightmares."
book  review  terrorism  terror  war  journalism  military  military-industrial-complex  2000s  foreign-affairs  blowback 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Obama on Libya - The Real Obama Doctrine - Esquire
"This negotiating tactic does an excellent job of uncovering the actual global demand out there for America's intervention
country(Libya)  foreign-affairs  foreign-policy  military  intervention  revolution  defense 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Japan, the Persian Gulf and Energy | STRATFOR
"It is not the loss of the reactors that will shake Japan the most but the loss of the certainty that the reactors were their path to some degree of safety, along with the added burden on the economy. The question is how the political system will respond. In dealing with the Persian Gulf, will Japan continue to follow the American lead or will it decide to take a greater degree of control and follow its own path? The likelihood is that a shaken self-confidence will make Japan more cautious and even more vulnerable. But it is interesting to look at Japanese history and realize that sometimes, and not always predictably, Japan takes insecurity as a goad to self-assertion."
political-science  country(Japan)  disaster  geopolitics  foreign-affairs  energy  nuclear  confidence 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Tears for a Journalist: Change in the Middle East Comes at High Cost - The Washington Note
"If I ever hear a disparaging remark against the quality of Al Jazeera journalism or the "tilts" in their coverage, I will say "shame" on that person or that Fox News commentator. Shame because Al Jazeera has been fighting hard to keep its cameras in the field and to keep its people from being hunted down by ruthless leaders that see the free press as an enemy to their power."
journalism  middle-east  aljazeera  media  freedom  foreign-affairs 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Tomgram: David Bromwich, Superpower Bypassed by History | TomDispatch
"Even in the depths of mortification, a lower depth still threatens Washington, thanks to our double image of ourselves. As the sole superpower, we want to be everywhere (and everywhere in charge)
america  wikileaks  foreign-affairs  foreign-policy  middle-east  war  rhetoric  obama 
march 2011 by tsuomela
Mosh Pit Diplomacy - NYTimes.com
"The would-be foreign policy prodigy Parag Khanna made a splash with his first book, “The Second World,” in 2008, by announcing with great fanfare — including a lengthy adaptation in The New York Times Magazine — what everyone already knew: that the international order was changing. The book was Khanna’s version of the fall of the West and the rise of the rest. Having described this grave new world, Khanna now wants to tell us how to run it. The result is another easy, breezy book that dispenses platitudes as though they were original insights and in the process fails to examine their actual significance. "
book  review  diplomacy  foreign-policy  foreign-affairs  globalization  politics  international 
march 2011 by tsuomela

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