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5/24/17
The Russian connection
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The interference by Russia in the presidential elections in the United States and France, and Russia’s growing involvement in the run-up to the September elections in Germany – in all cases, in support of populist, far-right politicians who want to distance their countries from the EU and NATO and adopt pro-Russia policies – may have been preceded by the interference by Russian government hackers and disinformation specialists in support of the Brexit campaign in the United Kingdom.

5/24/17
Iran nukes
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The Trump administration’s emerging strategy for confronting Iranian threats appears to be upholding the nuclear deal while sanctioning Iran’s non-nuclear behavior, two experts on the agreement wrote Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal.

5/21/17
DHS
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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) last week expressed deep concern over reports that Milwaukee County Sheriff David A. Clarke Jr. is likely being considered for an appointment as an Assistant Secretary in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

5/21/17
Aviation security
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Recent reports suggest that terrorists can now create bombs so thin that they cannot be detected by the current X-ray screening that our carry-on bags undergo.