On April 11, we’ll discuss the attached New York Times article, highlighting how various states are adopting laws that are very different from each other. Is this evidence of the “laboratories of democracy” at work, or is this just unacceptably divisive activity that should be (somehow) curtailed?
Assuming at least part of the conversation on Monday, 14 March will be about Russia and Ukraine, a column by Tom Friedman in the 8 March issue of The New York Times might be of interest. In that column, Friedman asks what Putin’s exit strategy from Ukraine is and concludes that he doesn’t really have one, given Ukraine’s so far apparently successful resistance and the Russian military’s apparent failures. Here’s a link to that column: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/03/08/opinion/putin-ukraine-russia-war.html
With an ever-increasing proportion of our personal, corporate, and governmental devices connected to the Internet, and with an ever-greater reliance on information stored in the “cloud,” we have to consider the associated vulnerabilities.
Steven K. suggested that we consider the following articles, all from the January/February edition of Foreign Affairs:
I expect we’ll continue to discuss the Russian invasion of Ukraine, in the cyber-context and others.