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So, our panda-hugging, Vogue-mugging, 60 Minutes-loving Prime Minister is heading to the White House State dinner, riding on polls so high he can see over top of Donald Trump’s ego. But the opposition keep asking, how much substance will come from all the style?

Rusty Pickens, the former acting director of new media technologies at the White House, recently moved to the State Department’s International Information Programs (IIP) Bureau, where he serves as senior adviser for digital platforms. to talk about digitizing citizen engagement with the White House and how he plans to apply the lessons-learned to communicating American ideals abroad.

The Obama administration announced a major revamp on Friday of its campaign to counter Isis propaganda amid mounting public anxiety about the group’s ability to encourage attacks within the US.The White House said that it was setting up a new counter-terrorism task force that will develop policies to prevent the radicalisation of potential terrorists. ​

Giant Buddha sculpted into the cliff at Leshan, China

Daniel Hall on a Buddhist approach to environmentalism.

Recap: White House #YSEALI Event

A snapshot into the current delegation of Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Fellows. 

At age 21, Cris Comerford dropped out of college in the Philippines to move to the United States with her family. A decade later, she was hired by then-White House Executive Chef Walter Scheib III, and a decade after that, she herself was appointed executive chef by first lady Laura Bush.

President Obama’s newly installed defense secretary, Ashton B. Carter, toured Silicon Valley last week to announce a new military strategy for computer conflict, starting the latest Pentagon effort to invest in promising start-ups and to meet with engineers whose talent he declared the Pentagon desperately needed in fending off the nation’s adversaries.

Its Office of Management and Budget just launched the "HTTPS-Only Standard" initiative, requiring the use of the HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) protocol on all publicly accessible Federal websites and web services. In today's web browsers, the https:// protocol (as opposed to the traditional, outdated http://) offers the strongest guarantee of reliable information and secure transmission.