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Monday Links

  1. The asset economy: inclusion, exclusion and debt (Sydney Ideas).
  2. This is how Biden loses (The Atlantic).
  3. How Federal housing programs failed Black America (The Nation).
  4. The violent delights of the Trumpian right (The New Republic).
  5. Qualified immunity is a disgrace, no matter where you live (Reason).
  6. Can Australia force Google and Facebook to pay for news? (Wired).
  7. The Republicans’ conspiratorial convention (The New Yorker).
  8. Watching political conventions is like worshipping the dead (Splice Today).
  9. The rise and fall of the corporate R&D lab (Works In Progress).
  10. Shinzo Abe’s decision to step down (CSIS).
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Friday Links

  1. Voting in a pandemic (RAND Corporation).
  2. Russian roulette (CSIS).
  3. The manic denialism of the Republican National Convention (The New Yorker).
  4. What it’s like to evacuate from a hurricane in a pandemic (Slate).
  5. Who will get rich off Hurricane Laura? (The New Republic).
  6. The world to come: a digital dystopia (New Statesman).
  7. The Pope, the Jews, and the secrets in the Archives (The Atlantic).
  8. What is the violence in American cities all about? (National Review).
  9. Tear gas and the politics of protest policing (Council on Foreign Relations).
  10. Individualism during crises (Marginal Revolution).
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Wednesday Links

  1. Disinformation as a wicked problem (Brookings Institution).
  2. California apocalypto (National Review).
  3. Inside the sprint to map the murder hornet genome (Wired).
  4. A transit worker’s survival story (The New Yorker).
  5. Donald Trump declares total war on the civil service (The New Republic).
  6. The uneasy coexistence of Yandex and the Kremlin (MIT Technology Review).
  7. Steve Bannon and the art of the con (New Statesman).
  8. Universal basic income seems to improve employment and wellbeing (New Scientist).
  9. A beautiful life (Vanity Fair).
  10. Talking cars with Malcolm Gladwell (Ritholtz).
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Monday Links

  1. On feeling optimistic after the DNC (Vanity Fair).
  2. The RNC’s carnival of white grievance (The New Republic).
  3. Can Joe Biden’s centre hold? (The New Yorker).
  4. The Trump show at the RNC (Slate).
  5. What French feminism can teach us about Karens (Wired).
  6. Kanye’s campaign is both proceeding and unravelling (New York Magazine).
  7. Tearing down the idols of colonialism (Z Magazine).
  8. How does North Korean leadership make decisions? (RAND Corporation).
  9. Trump and Putin’s pandemic duet (CSIS).
  10. The end of American illusion (Hudson Institute).
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Friday Links

  1. Why we need international students (Council on Foreign Relations).
  2. Workplace diversity and the gender pay gap (RAND Corporation).
  3. The QAnon supporter heading to Congress is only the beginning (Slate).
  4. Elizabeth Warren is prepared to prosecute Trump in 2020, and 2021 (The Nation).
  5. The pandemic is forcing everyone to face the digital divide (Wired).
  6. Obama, Harris, and an unconventional convention (The New Yorker).
  7. App shrugged: will Uber go Galt in California? (National Review).
  8. Democracy and trade 2021 (Cato Institute).
  9. The middle class time squeeze (Brookings Institution).
  10. Welcome to the post-leader world (Foreign Policy).
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Thursday Links

  1. The women making conspiracy theories beautiful (The Atlantic).
  2. Dismissing cyber catastrophe (CSIS).
  3. Putin and Belarus (Council on Foreign Relations).
  4. The therapeutic power of gardening (The New Yorker).
  5. Is Trump killing his favourite industry? (The New Republic).
  6. The top five ‘revelations’ of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia report (Slate).
  7. A move for driverless mass transit hits speed bumps (Wired).
  8. Why Kamala Harris must be defined by more than her identity (New Statesman).
  9. Joe Biden’s policy on North Korea (National Interest).
  10. The thin veneer of American Civilisation (Hoover Institution).
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Wednesday Links

  1. The plan that could give us our life back (The Atlantic).
  2. Sixty seconds to self-sabotage (New York Magazine).
  3. Can democracy handle charisma? (The New Republic).
  4. Tech IPOs flourish in China amid tensions with U.S. (Bloomberg).
  5. This is the textbook’s time to shine (Slate).
  6. The luxe quarantine lives of Silicon Valley’s elite (Vanity Fair).
  7. Robinhood now worth $US11.2 billion (Forbes).
  8. The USPS and a blockchain-secure voting system patent (Zerohedge).
  9. Honestly, just vote in person – it’s safer than you think (Wired).
  10. Why hasn’t the S&P 500 hit a new high yet? (Fortune).
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Harnessing Protest Potential

The perceived threat posed to Russia from so-called colored revolutions–popular uprisings attributed by Moscow to malign sponsorship by external forces–has become a central theme in Russian security discourse. This article analyses how colored revolutions came to be characterized as a specific threat to national security and how they continue to shape Russian thinking about the changing character of conflict. It explores Russian perceptions of the threat from colored revolutions, using the concept of strategic culture as a framework to analyze these perceptions through an analysis of the Russian military theoretical literature and strategic documents. The article establishes that concerns about non-military means of destabilization reflect continuities in Russian strategic assumptions about adversaries and how they seek to achieve their national objectives. It also reveals the perpetuation of specific narratives about the country’s vulnerability to foreign interference.

This Contemporary Security Policy article by Kings College London’s Dr Tracey German takes on a new urgency with the current election protests in Belarus.

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Tuesday Links

  1. What’s really going on with dollar reserves? (Council on Foreign Relations).
  2. Do V.P. picks matter? (The New Yorker).
  3. Tired of Gmail? Try a privacy-first email provider (Wired).
  4. What to watch for in the bizarro Democratic National Convention (Slate).
  5. The good son (The Atlantic).
  6. Tyler Cowen: what I’ve been reading (Marginal Revolution).
  7. The roaring 2020s (The Reformed Broker).
  8. Dissent in press freedom inquiries (The Saturday Paper).
  9. How to vote safely in person (Ritholtz).
  10. Lebanon’s malignant state (Quillette).

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Monday Links

  1. The unequal future of consumption (The New Republic).
  2. Trump’s incoherent policy on Tik Tok and China (The New Yorker).
  3. How COVID sends some bodies to war with themselves (The New York Times).
  4. The end of the secular republic (The Atlantic).
  5. Predatory capitalism and the nuclear threat in the Age of Trump (Counterpunch).
  6. Why America was built to fall apart (Slate).
  7. Why Trump is using birtherism against Harris (The Nation).
  8. The long road ahead for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement (National Review).
  9. The Belarus crisis is a test for Britain and the EU (New Statesman).
  10. Unmade in America (MIT Technology Review).