Two controversial U.S. anti-piracy bills have spotlighted the growing challenge of how to protect intellectual copyrights, particularly across international borders, without compromising Internet freedom.
As debate over changes to an expanded domestic-spying program rages in Congress, the future of foreign intelligence gathering is in question.
Looking to broaden its reach and control its message, the U.S. federal government is increasingly turning to the blogosphere.
Isobel Coleman and Ashley Harden discuss the impact of mobile telecommunications technology on the developing world and its access to financial services.
Julius Genachowski discusses the challenges and opportunities of the Federal Communications Commission's role in international telecommunications policy and its ongoing mission to promote Internet freedom, competition, innovation, and investment in broadband services around the globe.
CFR Senior Fellow Isobel Coleman speaks with Boris Weber, director of ICT4Gov at the World Bank Institute, on how technology is being leveraged to promote good governance and increased transparency in fragile states and emerging markets.
This was a meeting of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Roundtable series.
Ann Mei Chang, Alex Counts, and Scott C. Ratzan discuss innovative ways mobile technology can be leveraged to foster economic growth, empower women, improve public health, and alleviate poverty.
The Women and Technology Roundtable series is made possible thanks to the generous support of ExxonMobil.
This roundtable was part of the ExxonMobil Women and Development series, which was organized by CFR's Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Program and made possible by the generous support of ExxonMobil.
Experts discuss the impact of technology and banking on the economic and political development of women.
Randall L. Stephenson, chairman and chief executive officer of AT&T, discusses the role of mobile technology as a driving force of productivity and business investment, as well as AT&T's acquisition of T-Mobile.
Ted Turner, chairman of Turner Enterprises, reflects on his distinguished career in business, media, and philanthropy.
Listen to Ivan Seidenberg, chairman and chief executive officer of Verizon Communications, discuss technology and innovation, as well as the implications of recent legislation on Verizon.
This meeting was part of the CEO Speaker series, which provides a forum for leading global CEOs to share their priorities and insights.
Ken Auletta writes that there are no walls between Stanford and Silicon Valley. Should there be?
Chris Sweeney raises the questions whether low tech SMS programs used by nonprofits like Medic Mobil could revolutionize global health.
Research prepared by the McKinsey Global Institute and McKinsey's Technology, Media and Telecommunications practice offers the first quantitative assessment of the impact of the Internet on GDP and growth, while also considering the most relevant tools governments and businesses can use to get the most benefit from the digital transformation.
J.M. Ledgard explains how access to internet and technology is rapidly changing Africa.
This CRS report considers the issue of the privacy of cellular telephone records. It discusses recent legislative and regulatory efforts to protect the privacy of customer telephone records, and efforts to prevent the unauthorized use, disclosure, or sale of such records by data brokers. In addition, it provides a brief overview of the confidentiality protections for customer information established by the Communications Act of 1934.
The authors assess the political, security, and economic challenges facing U.S. policymakers in Afghanistan and evaluate a range of policy options.
Special operations play a critical role in how the United States confronts irregular threats, but to have long-term strategic impact, the author argues, numerous shortfalls must be addressed.
The story of the tragic and often tormented relationship between the United States and Pakistan, and a call to prepare for the worst, aim for the best, and avoid past mistakes. More
An authoritative and accessible look at what countries must do to build durable and prosperous democracies—and what the United States and others can do to help. More
A groundbreaking analysis of what the changes in American energy mean for the economy, national security, and the environment. More