Artificial intelligence systems have the capability to exploit existing systemic inequalities due to the ease for bias to seep in. Photo Credit: Geralt/Pixabay When many people think of artificial intelligence (AI) systems, they think of robots or self-driving cars. AI often elicits a sense of amazement, of wonder, of possibility for the future. But just … Continue reading Racism is Systemic in Artificial Intelligence Systems, Too
China has been more aggressive in promoting its form of authoritarianism. How should the United States respond? Photo credit: Christian Lue/Unsplash China met with the United States for the first time during the Biden administration on March 18 in Anchorage, Alaska. By all accounts, it was set to be a normal affair between the two … Continue reading Chinese Authoritarianism Spreads as Xi Jinping Grows More Confident
Russian President Vladimir Putin is using “vaccine diplomacy” to improve Russia’s global status. Photo credit: Pixabay The COVID-19 crisis created an opportunity for Russian President Vladimir Putin to expand his sphere of influence. As countries turned inward, consolidating resources and vaccinating their populations first, Moscow chose to embark on a campaign of “vaccine diplomacy.” This … Continue reading Sputnik V is Helping Putin Reach for the Stars
The heart of American democracy was attacked on Jan. 6. Congress cannot even agree on appointing an independent commission to investigate. Photo Credit: Pixabay On January 6 the Capitol building was invaded for only the second time in American history. Hundreds of individuals stormed the Capitol, threatened lawmakers, and attacked police and security officials. The … Continue reading The January 6 Attack Deserves A Strong and Bipartisan Congressional Response
Sudan has become just the third Arab country to normalize ties with Israel since 1994. Will normalization last? Photo Credit: Anthony Beck/Pexels Just over a month after it was announced, the normalization deal between Israel and Sudan has come under fire. Sudan’s representatives said they would exit the accords if the U.S. cannot guarantee Sudan’s … Continue reading Why Israel-Sudan Normalization is Unlikely to Last
Protests in Belarus over President Alexander Lukashenko’s fraudulent victory. Photo Credit: Artem Podrex/Pexels Despite Joe Biden’s clear and convincing victory, Donald Trump has refused to concede the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Since the election, he and his supporters have made baseless claims of widespread voter fraud and have spread conspiracy theories spawned on fringe-media outlets, … Continue reading Trump’s Refusal to Concede Emboldens Europe’s Right-Wing Authoritarian Leaders
The 2020 U.S. Election is upon us. Are we being manipulated? Photo Credit: Element5 Digital Russia, China, and Iran are interfering in the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. Just this past week, intelligence officials warned that Iran and Russia had obtained voter data, and that Iran in particular had targeted voters with threatening emails.[i] While the … Continue reading Our Adversaries are Interfering in the 2020 U.S. Election: What Do They Want and How Can We Stop Them?