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January 16, 2018

Why Kim Jong Un is ‘very rational within his own context’

“He is very rational within his own context — Kim Jong Un, that is.” Considering the long-running battle of taunts and provocations between the North Korean leader and President Trump, Lisa Monaco had to make such a clarification. “[Kim] is quite rational in trying to maintain the continued existence of the regime,” Monaco told me in the latest episode of “Cape Up.” “That […]

January 14, 2018

Car hacking remains a very real threat as autos become ever more loaded with tech

“Justin Cappos, a computer science professor at New York University’s Tanden School of Engineering, said one of the more promising ways to stay ahead of hackers is through regular over-the-air software updates to fix vulnerabilities as soon as they become known. For example, Tesla last summer sent out updates to all Tesla Model Xs after Chinese security researchers managed to turn on a […]

January 9, 2018

Separation of Powers Objections to the Iran Nuclear Agreement

“In a recently published article, “Taking Steel Seizure Seriously: The Iran Nuclear Agreement and the Separation of Powers,” 86 Fordham L. Rev. 1199 (2017), Steven Menashi and I question the constitutional validity of President Barack Obama’s decision, as part of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action agreement with Iran and five other countries, to repeal, in effect, […]