During the last period of Taliban rule, women were banned from participating in sports, and by late August, Khalida Popal, the former captain of the Afghan women’s soccer team, had urged players to delete social media profiles and burn their kits to protect themselves. “They are like a nightmare forContinue Reading

After reviewing the CIA’s priorities, Director William Burns recently announced the establishment of a China Mission Center at the spy agency. U.S. intelligence officials, current and former, recently spoke at a conference about the challenges posed by China’s large spying operation directed at the U.S. Ian Morton/NPR hide caption toggleContinue Reading

EXPERT ANALYSIS: Deep tech ventures have steadily gained stature as keystones of future economic and national security success. This sector nevertheless faces stiff challenges.  Deep tech projects typically require lengthy R&D cycles and large capital investment before they break into use.  They are characterized by a high level of uncertainty andContinue Reading