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16.02.2019

"U.S. Masses Aid Along Venezuelan Border As Some Humanitarian Groups Warn Of Risks"

https://www.npr.org/2019/02/16/695154567/u-s-masses-aid-along-venezuelan-border-as-some-humanitarian-grou
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Die US-Regierung verfolgt mit ihren Hilfslieferungen an die Bevölkerung in Venezuela John Otis zufolge nicht nur humanitäre Ziele. Die öffentlichkeitswirksame Operation an der Grenze zu Kolumbien soll demnach auch die Maduro-Regierung unter Druck setzen und den gewünschten Regimewechsel forcieren. Einige Hilfsorganisationen hätten die Aktion deshalb kritisiert. "Other critics have drawn parallels between the U.S. operation and Russia's intervention in eastern Ukraine in 2014, when it sent more than 250 aid trucks into the country without Red Cross escorts or customs clearance. U.S. officials acknowledge that positioning the aid on the border is, in part, designed to provoke. The idea is to convince Venezuelan military officers to defy Maduro's orders and allow the aid into the country. (...) the risks of linking humanitarian assistance to regime change are already coming into focus, with some Venezuelan aid workers being denounced by the Maduro government as opposition activists, says Daniel Almeida of CARE International, which partners with aid groups in Venezuela. 'Local NGOs have received some ... warnings because of their engagement with international aid. The whole environment is becoming more aggressive,' Almeida said. Another danger, experts say, is that Maduro — who currently allows in some humanitarian assistance from various international agencies — could close the door on aid altogether."

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19.01.2019

"Leaving Syria Is Far Less Risky Than Staying"

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/19/686489841/opinion-leaving-syria-is-far-less-risky-than-staying

Die anhaltende Bedrohung durch den IS in Syrien hat Forderungen nach einer Abkehr vom angekündigten Rückzug der US-Truppen laut werden lassen. Aaron David Miller und Richard Sokolsky würden eine Fortführung des Militäreinsatzes allerdings für hochriskant halten. "There are risks in departing Syria, but there are far greater ones in staying. That's particularly true if the U.S. cannot achieve the goals it has set publicly, and if Russia, Iran and Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime continue to have their way. Paradoxically, staying in Syria under these circumstances can make America look weak, too. (...) With no political support at home, outmaneuvered by Iran and Russia, and no real will to make a major commitment, Washington stood little chance of altering the political or battlefield balance. What seems to have finally dawned on an already risk-averse Trump administration is the painful but necessary realization that the standard for success in Syria has never been could we win, but when could we leave."

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01.03.2018

"Journalists Argue Russian Interference Has Been Exaggerated"

https://www.npr.org/2018/03/01/589802123/journalists-argue-russian-interference-has-been-exaggerated

Die beiden Journalisten Masha Gessen und Adrian Chen, die sich für den New Yorker seit langem mit Russland beschäftigen, erläutern in diesem Interview mit NPR, warum sie die Vorstellung, dass Moskau die US-Wahlen mit Hilfe einiger Internet-Trolle entschieden habe, für "grob vereinfachend" halten. Putin und seine Berater hätten ohne Zweifel ein Interesse an größerer Unruhe in den USA, die aktuelle Debatte spiele ihnen gerade deshalb in die Hände, so Gessen. "I think that Russian meddling in the election is an important issue. At the same time, the simplistic narrative that basically imagines that a bunch of subliterate-in-English trolls posting mostly static and sort of absurd advertising could have influenced American public opinion to such an extent that it fundamentally changed American politics is ridiculous on the face of it. And the fact that we're sort of falling deeper and deeper into that vision of the story is a little nuts. (...) I think we should be awake to the fact that Putin believes and his circle believes that democracy is messy, flawed and ultimately not viable. And a lot of what they do is sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy. They mess with the United States, and when messing with the United States seems to make the United States more messy, then that proves the point. It proves to the people of Russia that what they think of as stability is infinitely preferable to the unpredictability and peril of a democratic process."

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13.06.2016

"In Wake Of Orlando Shooting, Clinton Suggests Broader Terrorist Watch Lists"

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Präsidentschaftskandidatin Hillary Clinton hat nach dem Massaker von Orlando eine Ausweitung der Beobachtungslisten für den Antiterrorkampf angeregt, um terroristische Einzeltäter wie Omar Mateen frühzeitig entdecken zu können. "In the wake of the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, Hillary Clinton told NPR that in order to counter 'self-radicalization,' she wanted to create a team 'exclusively dedicated to detecting and preventing lone wolf attacks' and possibly even expand terrorist watch lists. She also called for creating more 'integrated intelligence use' among local, state and national law enforcement; 'strengthening communication' with other countries; and working with Silicon Valley to 'prevent online radicalization.'"

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24.02.2014

"If You Think You're Anonymous Online, Think Again"

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NPR hat in diesem Radiointerview mit Julia Angwin über deren neues Buch "Dragnet Nation - A Quest for Privacy, Security, and Freedom in a World of Relentless Surveillance" gesprochen. "Investigative reporter Julia Angwin was curious what Google knew about her, so she asked the company for her search data. 'It turns out I had been doing about 26,000 Google searches a month ... and I was amazed at how revealing they were,' she tells Fresh Air's Dave Davies. From NSA sweeps to commercial services scraping our Web browsing habits, to all kinds of people tracking us through our smartphones, Angwin says we've become a society where indiscriminate data-gathering has become the norm. Angwin has covered online privacy issues for years, and in her new book she describes what she did to try to escape the clutches of data scrapers, even to the point of creating a fake identity."

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31.01.2014

"The End Of Privacy"

http://www.npr.org/programs/ted-radio-hour/265352348/the-end-of-privacy

Die Medienorganisation NPR hat auf ihrer Website fünf Vorträge zusammengestellt, in denen sich Experten zu Fragen des Datenschutzes und zur Zukunft der Privatsphäre äußern. "In this hour, TED speakers explore our changing notions of privacy, the consequences, and whether privacy will soon be a relic of the past."

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