Resource Security Watch No. 30

September 2, 2020 Annie Swingen, Diana Glebova

​Oil markets stabilize, slowly;
Amazon deforestation becomes a global trade issue;
Kids, a casualty of the pandemic;
FATF to focus on environmental crimes;
The mystery of the Chinese seeds

The Trouble With the Open Technology Fund

September 2, 2020 James S. Robbins Newsweek

[T]he current turmoil at USAGM is politically motivated. It isn't. It is, rather, a contest between the status quo and a new way of doing business that is less favorable to underwriting mere advocacy that contributes little to the actual fight for internet freedom, and is more focused on responsibly funding effective technology to counter censorship abroad.

China Reform Monitor No. 1431

September 1, 2020 Joshua Eisenman

China's hackers pillage Taiwan's semiconductor industry;
China's hackers steal data from ten Taiwanese agencies;
Taipei announces ban on China's streaming services;
Scores of Chinese fishing vessels near Galapagos Islands - Ecuador;
Saudi Aramco suspends $10 billion refinery joint venture with China