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Apple Worldwide Developers Conference

Why ‘Ultimate Encryption’ Should Be Illegal

September 08, 2017

Tech companies are increasingly adopting what I call “ultimate encryption” (UE), encryption schemes that allow only the sender and the receiver of the communication to decrypt the message.

Bob McDonnell

The Court May Curb Legalized Bribery

April 27, 2017



Today the Supreme Court begins hearing the case brought against former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell for 11 counts of conspiracy to commit fraud.

Soldier with a gun

Back to Nation Building?

March 30, 2017



Hillary Clinton calls for a more “active” foreign policy. When talking about conflicts around the world, from Syria to Ukraine to Afghanistan, she says the US needs to “do more.”

Obama on the phone. Copyright: White House

Obama’s Inner Priority ‘Jammed’ by the Pentagon

March 26, 2017



For Obama, Asia represents the future; it deserves far more U.S.

Congress must act soon to stop Apple

March 18, 2017



If Congress does not act soon to rule that the CALEA act applies to extremely strong encryption inserted into Apple phones, every terrorist, drug dealer, and human trafficker with half a brain will

Apple Company cc: Getty Images

Apple’s Chinese Red Herrings

March 17, 2017



Far from yielding to the FBI’s call to help it gain access to messages stored in a terrorist’s cell phone, Apple is doubling down: Apple is working to increase its iCloud encryption, which would in

Donald Trump

China’s Role in the US Presidential Campaign

March 10, 2017



The major candidates vying to become the next president of the United States in the current election campaign have hitherto paid much less attention to China as a military power – and much more to

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Latest Publications

"South China Sea: The One Move Chess PlayerThe Diplomat. 26 May 2015. 

"Economic Insecurity: A Major ConcernHuffington Post. 29 April 2015. 

"Majority of Americans Exhibit 'Economic Insecurity'" Roll Call. 27 April 2015.  

"Mearsheimer's War with ChinaThe Diplomat. 29 March 2015

"The Moral Ill Effects of Teaching EconomicsHuffington Post. 19 March 2015. 

"COIN: A Study of Strategic IllusionSmall Wars & Insurgencies. 5 March 2015.

"The Moral Effects of Economic TeachingSociological Forum. 2 March 2015.

"Limiting What Political Donors Can Get, Not GiveThe Hill. 13 February 2015.

"The Darker Side of the U.S.-India Nuclear Deal" The Diplomat. 13 February 2015. 

"Obama's Timid BudgetThe Atlantic. 5 February 2015. 

"Two Islams Are Better Than OneHuffington Post. 28 January 2015. 

"Assessing -- Threat AssessmentsHuffington Post. 21 January 2015. 

"Is the United States a 'Dangerous' Ally?The Diplomat. 20 January 2015.

"Start with 'Thou Shalt Not Kill'Huffington Post. 14 January 2015. 

"Corporations Undermine CybersecurityHuffington Post. 13 January 2015. 

"The Left's Unpopular PopulismThe Atlantic. 8 January 2015.

"Communitarianism RevisitedJournal of Political Ideologies. 3 January 2015. 

"No Limits to Freedom of the Press?"Huffington Post. 22 December 2014.

"Debating the ACLU: Advocacy vs. Policy AnalysisHuffington Post. 16 December 2014

"The Band of Little Big Brothers: the privacy merchants" Daily Journal26 November 2014.

"It's Economic Insecurity, StupidHuffington Post. 18 November 2014. 

"How to Fix Campaign FinanceDaily Journal . 27 October 2014.

"Air Sea Battle: A Case Study in Structural Inattention and Subterranean ForcesArmed Forces and Society, 15 September 2014

"Grant Kurdistan Arms and IndependenceThe Diplomat. 14 August 2014.  

"Hillary Clinton's China PolicyThe Diplomat. 6 August 2014.

"Treating Rationality as a Continuous Variable" Society, (2014) 51:393–400

"Should We Go Back To The Moon?" US News. 21 July 2014.

"Facebook's Experiment: Trivial Pursuit" The Huffington Post. 8 July 2014.

"The Cantonization of Iraq" The Huffington Post. 3 July 2014.

"Repeated Assaults--And No Remedies" The Huffington Post. 18 June 2014.

"China and the U.S.: Whose Strategic Mistake?" The Diplomat, 6 June 2014.

"Time to Wean Europe From American Welfare" The Huffington Post, 5 June 2014.

"The Census Bureau's Racial Straitjacket" The Wall Street Journal, 29 May 2014.

Strategic Reassurance: An Important Issue“ The Diplomat, 11 May 2014.

Gary Becker–A Giant“ The Huffington Post, 12 May 2014.

Strategic Reassurance: An Important Agenda“ The Diplomat, 11 May 2014.

Obama’s ‘Rebalancing’: A Fig Leaf“ The Diplomat, 26 April 2014.

Israel and Palestine: There’s Still Room at the Inn,” The National Interest, 9 April 2014.

Don’t Sweat the Microagressions,” The Atlantic, 8 April 2014.

The Great Disruption,” Huffington Post, 6 March 2014.

Near East and Far East: Not So Distant,” The Diplomat, 3 March 2014.

Japan Should Follow – Germany,” The Diplomat, 6 February 2014.

Maligning Biden,” Huffington Post, 22 January 2014.

The Benefits of Being Clear on Taiwan,” The Diplomat, 17 January 2014.

For A Fair Society,” Huffington Post, 3 January 2014. 

A Three-Pronged Approach to the ADIZ,” The Diplomat, 17 December 2013.

It Takes A Village To Prevent A Crime,” Huffington Post, 12 November 2013.

A Syrian Approach – To Iran,” Huffington Post, 4 November 2013.

In Defense of Drones,” The Diplomat, 24 October, 2013.

MAR or War?” The Diplomat, 17 October, 2013.

Iran Opening: Keep It Simple,” The National Interest, 15 October, 2013.

A Proposal for Humble Decision-Making,” Businessweek, 11 October, 2013

Will the Court Pull All Stops?” The Huffington Post, 7 October, 2013.

The Tea Party Is Winning—the Liberal Agenda Is Being Suffocated,” The Atlantic, 24 September, 2013.

For a New Sino-American Relationship,” The Huffington Post, 23 September, 2013.

MAR: A Model for US-China Relations,” The Diplomat, 20 September, 2013.

Air-Sea Battle: A Dangerous Way to Deal With China,” The Diplomat, 3 September, 2013.

Secularism Can Save Egypt,” The National Interest, 13 August, 2013.

The Case for Keeping Whistleblowers Nervous,” The Atlantic, 8 August 2013.

An Israeli-Palestinian Commonwealth?” The Huffington Post, 23 July, 2013.

Unorthodox Questions About Leaks,” The Huffington Post, 17 July, 2013.

Road to Damascus Runs Through Tehran,” The National Interest, 17 July, 2013.

Demonstration Democracy,” The National Interest, 5 July, 2013.

Preparing to Go to War With China,” The Huffington Post, 2 July, 2013.

The Libertarian Alamo,” The Huffington Post, 20 June, 2013.

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