Who Are the SDF?; Nuclear Options for “Rogue” States; Can China Export Censorship?

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Who Are the SDF?; Nuclear Options for “Rogue” States; Can China Export Censorship?

www.wilsoncenter.org [https://www.wilsoncenter.org] October 11, 2019 . Nuclear Crises with North Korea and Iran: From Transformational to Transactional Diplomacy [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/book-launch-nuclear-crises-north-korea-and-iran-transformational-to-transactional-diplomacy] www.wilsoncenter.org/event/book-launch-nuclear-crises-north-korea-and-iran-transformational-to-transactional-diplomacy [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/book-launch-nuclear-crises-north-korea-and-iran-transformational-to-transactional-diplomacy][https://nvlupin.blob.core.windows.net/images/van/WICE/WICE/1/67988/images/Icons/featured_video_icon.png] Video & key quotes | Wilson Center NOW Robert Litwak’s new book analyzes possible approaches to nuclear diplomacy with North Korea and Iran. “We’ve seen the limits of the Trump administration’s policy of maximum pressure,” he says, “and maximum pressure is not a strategy.” Plus: Hear more on talking nukes with rogue nations in a new Wilson Center NOW conversation with Litwak. [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/transformation-or-transaction-can-the-us-solve-the-nuclear-crises-iran-and-north-korea] Is China Dictating What We See on TV? [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/china-dictating-what-we-see-tv] www.wilsoncenter.org/article/china-dictating-what-we-see-tv [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/article/china-dictating-what-we-see-tv][https://nvlupin.blob.core.windows.net/images/van/WICE/WICE/1/67988/images/Icons/speaker-audio-icon_final.jpg] Need to Know Podcast The battle between the NBA and China over pro-democracy tweets on Hong Kong demonstrates that even hitherto safe areas for content, such as sports programming, may carry risks. “The fact that [the NBA] is having to pull back,” says Fellow Aynne Kokas, “sends a chilling effect to any kind of content producers.” Russia’s Unjust Justice [ https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/russias-unjust-justice] www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/russias-unjust-justice [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/blog-post/russias-unjust-justice][https://nvlupin.blob.core.windows.net/images/van/WICE/WICE/1/67988/images/Icons/book_icon.jpg] The Russia File “People tend to think it is much more effective to complain to the president, the prosecutor, or the police than to go to court [in Russia],” writes Marina Agaltsova. But a defense victory in a recent high-profile case associated with protests may offer a more-nuanced view on the state of the judiciary. What Do We Know About the SDF? [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/sdfs-arab-majority-rank-turkey-the-biggest-threat-to-ne-syria-survey-data-americas] www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/sdfs-arab-majority-rank-turkey-the-biggest-threat-to-ne-syria-survey-data-americas [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/publication/sdfs-arab-majority-rank-turkey-the-biggest-threat-to-ne-syria-survey-data-americas] Turkey’s invasion of Syria has upended a strong U.S. alliance with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) that helped defeat ISIS. But who are the SDF? An exclusive new field survey of the group by Fellow Amy Austin Holmes offers a new view of the group, revealing that the SDF is a multi-ethnic and multi-religious force, with Arabs – and not Kurds – in the majority. Wilson in the News Turkey’s Offensive in Syria Continues (WBUR) [https://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2019/10/10/turkey-offensive-in-syria-continues] “The Turkish border has always been porous to ISIS,” says Wilson Center Director & CEO Jane Harman. “And now we have increased, I think, the likelihood of ISIS attacks in Europe, and maybe, through Europe to us.” Looking at Facial Recognition Software Through a Wide-Angle Lens (JETLaw) [http://www.jetlaw.org/2019/10/07/looking-at-facial-recognition-software-through-a-wide-angle-lens/] Stuart Brotman writes that any legislation on facial recognition technology “should encompass a full range of activities involved in capturing, storing, and sharing biometric information.” China Vs. The NBA: On Houston Rockets GM’s Pro-Hong Kong Tweet (WBUR) [https://app.frame.io/reviews/6497e67a-fce7-475b-a017-87346fcc7020/06456b0a-35c6-423c-83b5-82109023dca2] What distinguishes the NBA controversy with China, says Rui Zhong, is that it’s “not just the company involved, but also a wider community that started to talk about this topic, or omit talking about this topic.” Upcoming Events Oct. 15, 2019 // 4:30-5:45 pm Book Launch | The Firebird: The Elusive Fate of Russian Democracy [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/book-launch-the-firebird-the-elusive-fate-russian-democracy] Oct. 16, 2019 // 10:30-12:00 pm Africa-China Relations: Causes of Tension and Possible Peace Pathways – A Case Study of Zambia [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/africa-china-relations-causes-tension-and-possible-peace-pathways-case-study-zambia] Oct. 18, 2019 // 9:15-1:15 pm Japan’s Global Economic Leadership Beyond the G20 [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/japans-global-economic-leadership-beyond-the-g20] SEE ALL UPCOMING EVENTS → [https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events] Support the Center [https://engage.wilsoncenter.org/onlineactions/KxzFKo0YTk2W8uYVKK5HKg2] Much of the Center’s programming is made possible with your support. 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