"Civil and Political Rights"
13 Mar 2014
China’s Media Crackdown is a Growing Concern
Author: Mark C Eades
East-West Center (EWC)
This bulletin 1) analyzes the growing number and types of media restrictions being put by China on foreign and domestic sources, 2) considers their possible effects on US interests, and 3) identifies potential responses that Washington might pursue.
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7 Mar 2014
The Military Commissions Act of 2009 (MCA 2009)
Author: Jennifer K Elsea
Congressional Research Service (CRS)
This report discusses US military commissions, which pertain to the detention, treatment, and trial of certain non-citizens in the war against terrorism, and how they differ under the Military Commissions Act (MCA) 2009 as compared to the MCA 2006.
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Tests of Partnership: Transatlantic Cooperation in Cyber Security, Internet Governance, and Data Protection
Author: Annegret Bendiek
Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik (SWP)
In light of Edward Snowden’s revelations of the scope of surveillance conducted by the US intelligence community, this paper examines the cooperation and tensions between the US and the EU in the fields of internet governance and cyber security.
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