Talking Points: About 2016
From this Episode:
Police facial recognition databases may include you
When police need participants in lineups to help victims of crime identify suspects, they have to ask permission. Not anymore. This fall, the Georgetown Law School's Center...
US aid is helping reduce gang violence in Honduras
If 2016 felt short of good news, you might have missed that Honduras – once the murder capital of the world – has seen a big drop in homicides. Pulitzer Prize winning author...
The secret history of cyber war
When President Ronald Reagan was relaxing at Camp David in 1983, he happened to see the film War Games, starring the young Mathew Broderick as a "tech-whiz teenager" who...
Terror in Europe
Now not all warfare was cyber warfare in 2016. With the battle on to retake Mosul in Iraq and Raqqa in Syria from the Islamic State, the so-called Caliphate is shrinking and...
State Department hero reflects on the 'Mirror Test'
We spoke with a lot of authors this year, but our this guest stood out. For seven consecutive years, J. Kael Weston served in the combat zones of Iraq and Afghanistan -- not...
How the Right went wrong
E.J. Dionne's recent book was prescient. Timed to appear during the presidential campaign, his latest is Why the Right Went Wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea...