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The Future of Quantum – Driving Innovation and Security from the Government [Video]

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The Future of Quantum – Driving Innovation and Security from the Government

Quantum has the potential to drive economic growth and bring innovation to a range of industries, from advancing our national defense to revolutionizing the foundations of computing. With the potential benefits of quantum, there are also significant risks, such as the ability for a quantum computer to break much of the public-key encryption used across the world. Recent initiatives, like the Executive Order on Enhancing the National Quantum Initiative Advisory Committee and the National Security Memorandum on Promoting United States Leadership in Quantum Computing While Mitigating Risks to Vulnerable Cryptographic Systems demonstrate ways in which the government is seeking to balance the opportunities for technological change with the proposed security risks of quantum applications.

Join CSIS for the next event in the Future of Quantum Series to discuss the government’s approach to promoting and safeguarding against innovations in quantum.
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Maritime Security Dialogue: A Discussion with the Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps [Video]

Join the CSIS International Security Program and the U.S. Naval Institute for a Maritime Security Dialogue event with General Eric Smith, USMC, Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps on Monday, July 18, 2022, at 3:00 p.m. ET. Dr. Seth G. Jones will moderate a discussion on Force Design 2030 and Talent Management 2030 within the Marine Corps, featuring an introduction by VADM Pete Daly, USN, (Ret.), Chief Executive Officer and Publisher, United States Naval Institute.The Maritime Security Dialogue series brings together CSIS and the U.S. Naval Institute, two of the nation's most respected non-partisan institutions. The series highlights the particular challenges facing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, from national level maritime policy to naval concept development and program design. Given budgetary challenges, technological opportunities, and ongoing strategic adjustments, the nature and employment of U.S. maritime forces are likely to undergo significant change over the next ten to fifteen years. The Maritime Security Dialogue provides an unmatched forum for discussion of these issues with the nation’s maritime leaders.General Smith is currently serving as the 36th Assistant Commandant of the Marine Corps. General Smith graduated from Texas A&M University and was commissioned in 1987. He has commanded at every level, including Weapons Company, 2d Battalion, 2d Marine Regiment during Operation Assured Response in Monrovia, Liberia; 1st Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment during Operation Iraqi Freedom; and 8th Marine Regiment/ Regimental Combat Team 8 during Operation Enduring Freedom. He also served in Caracas, Venezuela as part of the U.S. Military Group. As a General Officer, he commanded U.S. Marine Corps Forces Southern Command, 1st Marine Division, III Marine Expeditionary Force, and Marine Corps Combat Development Command. General Smith’s staff assignments as a General Officer include serving as the Director of Capability Development Directorate, Combat Development and Integration; Senior Military Assistant to both the Deputy Secretary of Defense and Secretary of Defense; and Deputy Commandant for Combat Development and Integration.This event is made possible by support from HII. ---------------------------------------------A nonpartisan institution, CSIS is the top national security think tank in the world. Visit to find more of our work as we bring bipartisan solutions to the world's greatest challenges.Want to see more videos and virtual events? Subscribe to this channel and turn on notifications: CSIS on:• Twitter:• Facebook:• Instagram:

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Former Russian Diplomat: U.S.-Russia Confrontation Is More Likely In Syria Than In Ukraine [Video]

Former Russian diplomat Andrey Balkanov said in a June 19, 2022 show on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) that a confrontation between the U.S. and Russia is more likely in Syria than in Ukraine, and that American assessments about Russia withdrawing troops from Syria are "baseless". He said that to the contrary, Russia will send more forces to Syria if necessary and if the Al-Assad regime requests it. In addition, Balkanov said that Israel made a "mistake" by striking the international airport in Damascus, and he said that the best way to end such Israeli "tricks" is by shooting down Israeli planes with Russian air defense systems, like when Russian systems were used to shoot down Israeli jets over Egypt in the 1970s. Balkanov serves as the head of the International Affairs Department of the Federation Council of the Russian Federal Assembly, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Association of Russian Diplomats and he is a former ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

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Iranian Political Analyst Emad Abshenas Rebukes Syria for Not Responding to Israeli Attacks [Video]

Iranian political analyst Emad Abshenas, the Editor-in-Chief of Iran Diplomatic, said in a June 18, 2022 show on Alghad TV (Egypt) that Israel wants to ignite a war in the Middle East, but that it wants to do it through the United States or the Arab countries. He said that Israel’s recent “provocations” regarding the Karish oil field in the Mediterranean Sea could have ignited a war in the region, that Iran has supplied Hizbullah with the weapons to target the extraction vessels, and that it is only the balance of power between Iran, Russia, and others in the region that prevented war. In addition, Abshenas said that the Iranians are pressuring Syria to attack Israel and respond to its attacks in Syrian territory, and he said that Iran has been preparing for a confrontation with Israel for 30 years. Moreover, he said that all the weapons that Iran has been sending for Syria are in preparation for war with Israel.