News and Analysis (7/19/20)

“The secret authorization–issued sometime in 2018–offered the US spy agency more freedom to both conduct cyber operations and choose its targets without the White House’s approval”:

“Iranian law allows those convicted to appeal again even after an appeals court has upheld the original verdict”:

Voluntary actors work alongside NGOs; mutual aid is non-hierarchical, non-bureaucratic, and more sustainable in the longer term:

Ukraine’s foreign minister said any conclusion should come from international investigation:

Muslim women are increasingly successful in a genre with a “traditional lack of diversity and popular depictions of women and Islam”:

Nkosi Zwelivelile Mandela says that when Israelis ask “Where is the Palestinian Mandela?” they are deliberately distorting the legacy of his “revolutionary, intellectual and freedom fighter” grandfather:

“Iran is signaling Europe and a potential Biden administration after the United States November election that US an Europe policies threaten to drive the Islamic republic into the arms of China”:

The mysterious fires in Iran continue …

… will Tehran respond using old methods of retaliation?

“An array of loitering munitions, often dubbed ‘suicide’ or ‘kamikaze’ drones, that could very soon revolutionize the way wars are fought in … [the] volatile” Middle East:

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