Who is Guarding the Grid?

In a two-month study, seven national security reporters with Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism traveled to the Pacific Northwest to determine whether disruptive attacks are possible, likely or even inevitable and whether measures being taken are sufficient to secure the nation’s power grid.

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Defending Taiwan: What Should the US Do?

The challenge for the U.S. is to maintain diplomatic relations with China while meeting the commitments under the Taiwan Relations Act. “The fundamental problem is not the Chinese weapon or China’s strategy. The fundamental problem is political…We don’t even recognize the Republic of China, which is Taiwan’s official name, we don’t even recognize it as a real country,” said Ian Easton, a research fellow at the Project 2049 Institute, where he conducts research on defense and security issues in Asia.

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Medill, Foley Foundation Launch Safety Guide for Journalists

Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications and the James W. Foley Legacy Foundation — with partners Reporters Without Borders and A Culture of Safety Alliance — have published an online curriculum guide for college journalism educators to teach students about the growing risk of reporting on conflicts, terrorism and violent unrest around the world.

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