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World Week Ahead: DOD Cybersecurity Strategy, Bahrain Dialogue Begins

CAMBODIA | On Monday, Cambodia begins its largest trial yet in connection with atrocities, including the deaths of 1.7 million people, that took place during the Khmer Rouge rule in the 1970s.

On trial are four former top Khmer Rouge leaders, Nuon Chea, Khieu Samphan, Ieng Sary and Ieng Thirith, who are charged with war crimes, genocide and other offenses during the rule of Pol Pot from 1975-1979.

We’ll have a report from a GlobalPost reporter in Phnom Penh on how the trial is perceived within the country.

Read: Al Jazeera compiled profiles of the three men and one woman on trial.

DEFENSE | The Defense Department is expected this week to release the non-classified portion of its cyber strategy, which is likely to view computer network attacks as on par with armed assaults.

On the broadcast, we’ll have Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn explain the cybersecurity strategy and on our website, we’ll ask a panel of experts to lend their insights into the plan.

Read: Reuters has an analysis of U.S. preparedness for cyber attacks.

BAHRAIN | The National Dialogue for Reform on political and economic issues is expected to begin Friday, as promised by King Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa last month. We’ll track which reforms are on the table and their progress.

Read: The Associated Press reports on the resumption of the trial of 28 Bahraini doctors and nurses who treated anti-government protesters.

CHINA | Tensions between local government and workers in the Guangzhou area of China’s south continue to simmer, manifesting in scattered protests. We’ll check in with a GlobalPost reporter fresh from the region to get the latest.

Read: A Forbes article called China’s “Conflict Handbags” describes one such clash between striking workers and security guards.

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