Rough Diplomacy


Usable Intelligence.

The success of any mission depends just as much on the planning and intelligence behind it .By 1908, the time was right for a new kind of agent to protect America. The United States was, well, united, with its borders stretching from coast to coast and only two landlocked states left to officially…

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Thin Thread Exposed

As a pioneer of the now-defunct ‘Thin Thread’ program, which upheld the privacy of US citizens, Binney broke away from the NSA after witnessing what he saw as the erosion of privacy rights under the banner of national security. Wiebe, equally disgusted by the NSA’s blatant disregard for the rule…

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Spies, Lies,and Double Agents, code name Tricycle

Sifting through declassified documents from World War II — as well as hotel bills, letters and long-forgotten memoirs are the traces of  the remarkable life of British double-agent Dusko Popov. There was only one appropriate codename for a playboy double agent who had a penchant for ménage a trois. But…

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Stockholm Syndrome

Stockholm Syndrome is defined as “…a condition that causes hostages to develop a psychological alliance with their captors as a survival strategy during captivity.” While observers would expect the victims to fear and hate the captors who imprison and threaten them, the reality is that some don’t. In this case the victim…

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Game Theory : Prisoner’s Dilemma

Prisoner’s Deliemma is by far the most famous example of Game Theory because it is one of the best ways to understand some basic game theory principles. The prisoner’s dilemma is a game that concerns two players — both suspects in a crime. They’re arrested and brought to a police station.…

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Game Theory : Nash Equilibrium pg 1

In society today , it is suggested that what people identify as a nerd, is actually someone who knows their own mind well enough to distrust it.  Its someone who takes out societal bias to make decisions by the application of algorithms based off Game Theory. John von Neumann and…

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Game Theory : Nash Equilibrium pg 2

Game theory’s development accelerated at a record pace during World War II. Though it was intended for economics, both the United States and the Soviet Union quickly saw its value for forming war strategies. via GIPHY Early in the Cold War, the Eisenhower administration viewed nuclear weapons like any other weapon in the arsenal available for…

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