TEG Working Group News Roundup April 7 – 14
Mon, 04/17/2023 – 14:07
This week, the US declares Russia has wrongfully detained US journalist Evan Gershkovich, China and Russia are engaging in secret talks with Iran to provide the country with a key ingredient for missile fuel, the Biden administration explores tighter AI development regulations, and the suspected perpetrator of the classified Discord leaks was arrested and charged.
Industrial Policy & International Security
US declares journalist Evan Gershkovich wrongfully detained by Moscow | The Guardian
The US State Department officially declared on Monday that Wall Street Journal reporter Evan Gershkovich has been wrongfully detained, two weeks after Gershkovich was imprisoned in Russia. Gershkovich, a well-respected journalist, was arrested by the Russian security service (FSB) and charged with espionage on Friday, which both he and the Wall Street Journal deny. Gershkovich is the first US journalist to be detained by Russia on espionage charges since the end of the Cold War. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vouched for Gershkovich’s innocence last Wednesday, but acknowledged that the process of resolving the issue may take some time. The State Department also called for the release of retired US marine, Paul Whelan, who has been …read more
Source:: Hoover Institution