Relaciones Internacionales – Comunicación Internacional

25 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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Drones, espías y periodistas

”Google permite a la NSA y al FBI leer los correos electrónicos”

JAVIER DEL PINO

Assange, fundador de WikiLeaks, ha defendido en la SER su trabajo y ha explicado que nadie ha sufrido daño físico por sus filtraciones. “Mi profesión es vencer a las agencias de espionaje”, ha señalado

“Google es donde más seguros están los datos”

Marisa Toro, directora de comunicación de Google, desmiente las palabras de Assange y defiende que sus datos son seguros

Todos los derechos de Julian Assange están siendo vulnerados

BALTASAR GARZÓN

Reflexión del exmagistrado de la Audiencia Nacional para la SER

La Unión Europea tiene que poner fin a este secuestro

JOSÉ ANTONIO MARTÍN PALLÍN

El magistrado emérito del Supremo reflexiona sobre Assange

Assange, en imágenes

Recorrido visual por la trayectoria del fundador de WikiLeaks

25 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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Guerra y paz (Joseph Pérez)

 

VÍDEO (2′): Homenaje al hispanista Joseph Pérez, Príncipe de Asturias de Ciencias Sociales 2014, en @InstCervanPARIShttp://ow.ly/Dgzst  (1:55 PM – 24 Oct 2014)

25 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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David Rothkoph interviews W. Burns

Exit Interview: William J. Burns

The retiring deputy secretary of state sounds off on Putin’s strategic weakness, the neglected continent to the south, and the state of American power.

By David Rothkopf  (Oct 24, 2014)

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25 octubre, 2014
por Felipe Sahagún
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The Pentagon’s futurist Andy Marshall

BY Jeffrey Lewis (FP)

OCTOBER 24, 2014

Well, the news is out. Andy Marshall is finally retiring.

Last year, word leaked that Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel was considering shutting down Marshall’s Office of Net Assessment and shunting him off into retirement. The decision was framed in terms of sequestration, but you can’t balance the budget with Marshall’s meager $5-10 million budget.

Previous secretaries of defense have considered ways to ease Andrew Marshall off the stage in fatter economic times. He has held the same job in the Pentagon — director of the Office of Net Assessment — since Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger hired him away from the RAND Corp. in 1973. Originally set up to provide the Pentagon with a long-term perspective, the Office of Net Assessment outlived even Schlesinger himself, who passed away in March.

A furious rearguard action seemed to save Marshall and Net Assessment sinecure, but now Yoda is leaving on his own terms. Earned it, has he.

Now that Marshall is leaving, I am sure we’ll be treated to one long fawning remembrance after another telling us that Mr. Andy Marshall, 93, was a wise old cipher who earned his nickname, Yoda. This is silly.

The only way in which Andy Marshall resembles Yoda is that he is old. Marshall is not a cipher and, once one understands his views, I think one would conclude that he wasn’t particularly wise.

Now, my complaint is with the man’s ideas, not the man himself; Marshall is invariably described as kind and thoughtful. Unfortunately, praise for the Office of Net Assessment is inextricable from praise for the man himself. As a result, the image of Andy Marshall as Yoda serves to obscure what are some pretty awful policy ideas.

Although he rarely publishes or even speaks at length, Marshall’s views are neither hard to decipher nor particularly groundbreaking. Marshall’s opinions in print — two hard-to-find examples of which I am making available online here and here — are broadly similar to those of his hawkish colleagues from his RAND days. (Check out this great 1958 image of Marshall holding forth at a late night bull session in Albert Wohlstetter’s home. Also present are Fred Hoffman, Harry Rowen, and Alain Enthoven. These characters all make the requisite appearance in Fred Kaplan’s tour of the bestiary, Wizards of Armageddon.).

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