OPINION -- On August 6, 2020, an unusual, two-year, $870,000 contract for artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine imaging related to COVID-19 was awarded to Bunkerhill Health Inc., of Palo Alto, Calif., for work to be performed for the Department of Defense’s Joint Artificial Intelligence Center (JAIC). The contract called for ...

OPINION -- Last Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe promised, or maybe threatened, “Additional declassification and public disclosure of related intelligence remains under consideration.” That sentence was part of the same September 29, letter that he sent to Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) that contained declassified, unverified, information about Russian ...

OPINION -- Last week, President Trump attempted to use the mistaken discarding of nine military ballots two weeks ago by a just-hired contractor at Pennsylvania’s Luzerne County Election Bureau as part of his months-long campaign claiming mail-in ballot fraud will rig the upcoming election. The Trump-Pence campaign on Friday used ...

With just a few months left until the U.S. presidential election, there are a long list of things that threaten the vote, from election meddling by U.S. adversaries via disinformation and other methods, to our own political divisiveness.  We’re looking for ways to focus on the greater good, so when ...

  Bottom Line Up Front Facebook recently announced that it identified and disabled Russian and Iranian disinformation campaigns operating on its platform. The proliferation of bots, fake accounts, and malign disinformation campaigns by state and non-state actors alike is expected to increase significantly in the run up to the 2020 ...

  Bottom Line Up Front After the well-documented Russian disinformation and influence campaign in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, some elements of the U.S. government and defense establishment are taking significant steps to prevent a similar event in 2020. After successfully thwarting online influence operations prior to the 2018 U.S. ...

OPINION -- At almost every crucial moment in the Mueller report, President Donald J. Trump is recorded having expressed concerns to advisors that reports of Russia’s election interference might lead the public to question the legitimacy of his election. The legitimacy of Trump’s election should be questioned and investigated. “The ...

    Bottom Line Up Front On October 22, Cameroon’s presidential election results were announced and President Paul Biya won a seventh term as president and will serve a seven-year term in office. Several violent separatist groups have formed in the region and seek an independent state, while violent clashes ...

Bottom Line:   Pakistani citizens are heading to the polls next month in a public display of democracy and choice. Yet, with Pakistan’s military continuing to play a leading role in the country’s political affairs, it seems that the upcoming elections will once again amount to a stamp on an otherwise ...

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump refers to himself as “a big fan of Israel.”  He supports moving the U.S. embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a move that would undoubtedly upset the Arabs.   But he also has said he would be “sort of a neutral guy” in any peace talks between ...

“Who is Trump?” asks a Chinese official close to the country’s military. “We don’t really know.” China’s leaders are perplexed by the Republican candidate for president, and they look, depending on the moment, angered, fascinated, or terrified. Yet even though Donald Trump incessantly vilifies China, state media comments suggest the ...

For the more than 16 years, Donald Trump has thought about running for president and in that time repeatedly talked about the U.S. being “ripped off” by NATO countries and other allies, such as Japan, South Korea, and Saudi Arabia. “If we are not going to be reasonably reimbursed for ...