Alessandro Bruno

Asleep at the Controls: Boeing and the 737 MAX Debacle

737 MAX 8, cc Flickr Liam Allport, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

Boeing should have acted on signs that pilots were unaware of crucial systems, and it should have acted months ago.

In Search of Explainable Artificial Intelligence

ASIMO conducting post, CC Vanillase, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:ASIMO_Conducting_Pose_on_4.14.2008.jpg

If AI is to be the engine for a new economic and social revolution, people need to know what’s going on under the hood.

The Green New Deal and the War on Commercial Aviation

United airlines, cc Flickr ERIC SALARD, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

Though we may take it for granted, air travel is still a miracle of modern society.

Canada’s Feud with the Saudis Will Inevitably End in Happy Hypocrisy

SD meets KSA, cc Flickr James N. Mattis, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/

The only question is: How long before Canada gives in?

NYC Attack Evokes Forgotten ‘Islamic State’ of Central Asia

2017NYCTruckAttack, cc Wikicommons gh9449, modified, https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:2017_NYC_Truck_Attack_Home_Depot_Truck_(cropped).jpg

The possibility that Sayfullo Saipov was radicalized in Uzbekistan should surprise no one.

Hariri & the Saudi Purge: The Latest from the Middle East

Hariri, cc Kremlin.ru - http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/55612

Quick takes on some of the latest geopolitical developments in the Middle East.

How Much Credit Does President Trump Deserve for the Fall of Raqqa?

TrumpSpeaks, cc Flickr Gage Skidmore, modified, https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/

The short answer: not much.

Moscow Steps In to Fill the Vacuum in Libya

Kremlin.Ru, modified, http://en.kremlin.ru/events/president/news/51716

Two early takeaways from the recent Rome summit between Libya’s rival leaders: a unity government is possible, and Russia might just have a role in making it happen.

Going Mainstream: Trump’s Reckless Reversal on Syria

US Military, public domain, Photo by: Petty Officer 3rd Class Ford Williams, https://www.defense.gov/Photos/Photo-Gallery?igphoto=2001729196

Trump’s attack on Syria sets the United States on a dangerous course while raising questions about who’s really in charge in Washington.

Libya: The Next Piece in Russia’s Geopolitical Chess Match

Haftar, cc Flickr Magharebia

Whether reports of Russian troop deployments along the Libya-Egypt border are true or not, it’s clear that Moscow is seeking to reestablish its historical ties with Libya.

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