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Artificial intelligence brain circuit board
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The role of AI in open source intelligence
Today’s AI-enabled platforms empower intelligence analysts to leverage OSINT as the foundation that can help uncover hidden threats, corroborate classified reporting, and pinpoint the targets that warrant resource-intensive, traditional intelligence gathering.
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America needs a new grand strategy to navigate the 21st century
The administration needs a grand strategy that looks beyond potential sanctions and asks what elements comprise a posture that protects the security interests of the West and Ukraine, while satisfying Vladimir Putin’s desire to leave behind a legacy that in his mind makes Russia great again.
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How to avoid disaster in Ukraine
Definitively stating that Ukraine will not be offered NATO membership not only enhances U.S. security by reducing the likelihood of a U.S.-Russia war — it also addresses the root cause of the war in Ukraine.
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How to de-escalate Russia: Ukrainian advice
The Russian Federation’s demonstrative accumulation of troops on the border with Ukraine for the second time in 2021 has raised serious concerns about a possible full-scale Russian aggression against Ukraine and forced the West to seek dialogue with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
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