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Charles Pena on the BBC on Terrorist Threats to the UAE
Recorded: Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Charles Pena answers questions regarding the UAE's increased potential as a terrorist target in an interview with BBC News.

Experts: Charles V. Peña
Type: Television
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy, Terrorism and National Crises


Living With a Nuclear Iran and North Korea?
Recorded: Thursday, June 21, 2007

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What if North Korea and Iran become nuclear states? If the United States must live with a nuclear Iran and North Korea, what policies should it adopt? Furthermore, could the U.S. change its foreign policy to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation to even more countries?

Experts: Doug Bandow, Ivan Eland, Trita Parsi, Charles V. Peña
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Defense and Foreign Policy


Will Strong Encryption Protect Privacy and Make Government Obsolete?
Recorded: Tuesday, April 24, 2001

Many people have wondered how technological progress will affect political, economic, and civil freedoms. With the rise of encryption software, the National Security Agency's Echelon worldwide surveillance system, and the FBI's Carnivore e-mail snooping program, this subject is no longer the exclusive domain of speculative thinkers or futurists, it is the subject of intense public-policy debate. Will privacy-enhancing technology improve faster than privacy-threatening technology? Should the government mandate privacy standards? Should it enforce contracts in cyberspace, or would private law do a better job? Economist, physicist, and legal scholar David Friedman discussed these and related questions about technological change and the case for and against government involvement.

Experts: David D. Friedman
Type: Independent Institute Event
Issues: Bureaucracy and Government, Government Power, Law Enforcement, Technology


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