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The Helsinki discords

Monday’s Helsinki summit meeting between President Trump and Russian President Putin began after Mr. Putin showed up almost an hour late. With Mr. Putin, such actions are never accidental. It was a put-down of Mr. Trump from which he never recovered entirely.

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Transforming how information is processed and communicated

Quantum technology harnesses the radical power of quantum systems — such as isolated atoms, photons and electrons — to transform how we process and communicate information. But that potential can be realized only if our nation’s resources are focused in a way that helps bring quantum research from the laboratory to the marketplace.

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Making NATO great again

NATO's first Secretary General, Lord Hastings Lionel Ismay, articulated the military alliance's mission succinctly: "Keep the Soviet Union out, the Americans in, and the Germans down."

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Peter Strzok

Calling for declassifying documents

Mr. Strzok looked like a cocky crook testifying to Congress about a failed con job. His appearance was utterly astounding. He actually smirked at the assembled elected officials of government. He smirked from morning until late in the afternoon when Congress finally adjourned, though admittedly by late in the afternoon the wind was pretty much out of his sails, and his smiling face most assuredly ached. He looked deflated, and if he was eager for anything it was for the exit and the arms of his FBI paramour Lisa Page.

Imperialism in flower again

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That, however, was then. In today's world others are not as willing as they once were to tolerate the sort of overt aggression that took place during the days when Nazis and Communists were running amok, forcing aggressor nations to find subtler ways of taking over their neighbors.

The men and women who keep Israel safe

Last weekend's dramatic escalation in rocket firings by Hamas against Israel's bordering communities and the Israel Defense Forces' (IDF) powerful and surgically precise retaliatory aerial bombings against Hamas' targets in Gaza, highlight the importance of understanding the nature of the IDF and its role in Israeli society.

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'Whose law do you follow?'

Increasing numbers of people find themselves in legal never-never land, where they cannot follow the law of their home country without violating the law of another country for which they can be prosecuted. Intelligence agents of all countries have always faced such risks. However, now more and more business people, and even government foreign policy and statistics officials, find themselves being charged and convicted of felonies, no matter what they do.

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Helping a program that creates American jobs

A recent Senate Judiciary Committee hearing purported to examine questions surrounding the EB-5 investor immigrant program. I say purported, because it featured only a single witness, one sympathetic to Chairman Chuck Grassley's attacks on the program, and frequently digressed with discussion of the political topic du jour, family separations at the border.

A 'world without walls'

One kilo. 1 million pills. $10 million in cash. The opioid fentanyl is so powerful, 1 kilo (2.2 pounds) can produce 1 million pills, fetching $10 million in street value. Heroin, by contrast, is only 1/50 the strength.

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Trump tweets and Pfizer caves

President Trump renewed his attack on drug manufacturers last week, tweeting, "Pfizer & others should be ashamed that they have raised drug prices for no reason. They are merely taking advantage of the poor & others unable to defend themselves. " Just a day later, Pfizer relented and canceled its planned price hikes.

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Consolidating a dictatorship, deepening divisions

The Kurdistan Worker's Party (PKK) entered into a unilateral ceasefire prior to Turkey's elections on June 24. Though Turkish armed forces repeatedly attacked the PKK headquarters in the Qandil Mountains of northern Iraq, the PKK refused to take the bait. It understood that renewed conflict would be used by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to rally his nationalist base and justify an even more intense crackdown.