Don’t Panic About North Korea @slate

There are two reasons not to be so nervous about North Korea’s recent tests of missiles and nuclear explosives. First, nuclear deterrence—the theory that Country X won’t fire nukes at Country Y if Country Y has nukes it can fire back—works. In the annals of international relations, there are fewer theories that have a better…

Libero e Il Tempo violano le leggi @fnsi

Articolo21, A mano disarmata, Progetto diritti, Rete NoBavaglio e Amnesty International Italia: «Ma quale libertà, Libero e Il Tempo violano le leggi» Le Associazioni “Articolo 21”, “A mano disarmata”, “Progetto diritti”, la “Rete Nobavaglio” e “Amnesty International Italia” hanno dato mandato ai loro legali di studiare la possibile presentazione di un esposto-denuncia alla magistratura contro…

the Brexit Plan @theguardian

“Put plainly, this means that, to be considered valuable to the country as a whole, immigration should benefit not just the migrants themselves but also make existing residents better off,” the paper says. It proposes measures to drive down the number of lower-skilled EU migrants – offering them residency for a maximum of only two…

who’s right and who’s wrong

Beijing’s aggressive new censorship policies reached the West on August 18, when Cambridge University Press acknowledged that it had bowed to a request from the Chinese government and deleted off its Chinese website 315 articles from the China Quarterly, a distinguished academic journal that Cambridge publishes. The regime’s purpose in this demand was not to…

Inaccettabile

Il dibattito italiano sulla morte di Giulio Regeni è francamente senza se e senza ma vergognoso e inaccettabile. Delle due l’una o Matteo Renzi, allora capo del governo, sapeva per certo che Giulio Regeni fosse una spia britannica e per questo motivo decide che non è un problema italiano (?!) e quindi non ha alzato…