Wired's Joshua Davis reports on a rogue computer network that crashed Estonia's Internet, launching what he calls Web War I.
The Center for Strategy and Technology suggests that the Air Force continue to anticipate and develop countermeasures to emerging threats in order to proactively protect and dominate the cyberspace domain of the future.
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.
Listen to Michael A. Levi, CFR's fellow for science and technology and director of the program on energy security and climate change, discuss his book, On Nuclear Terrorism.
Technology plays an increasing role in Homeland Security efforts, spawning a growing U.S.industry for everything from biometrics to cargo screening at ports.
The panelists will discuss the October 4, 1957 launching of the Soviet satellite, Sputnik, its impact on the Cold War, and its role in propelling the Information Age.
Matthew Brzezinski, an author and former Wall Street Journal Moscow correspondent, and Roger D. Lanius, a space historian at the Smithsonian Institute, discuss the legacy of Sputnik fifty years after the Soviet satellite's launch.
Foreign assistance is an industry in itself: Every year, governments and charities spend some $200 billion on projects in poor countries. Development Executive Group, founded by Raj Kumar seven years ago, aspires to bring Bloomberg efficiency to the development business. In this Washington Post op-ed, Sebastian Mallaby claims that foreign assistance is ripe for a Bloomberg-style leap forward.
The Information Technology Agreement signed in 1996 played a significant role in the doubling of productivity growth over the past decade. To maintain this rate of income growth, further liberalization is needed.
Some U.S. analysts recommend a national ID database with biometric cards to identify insurgents in Iraq, but the proposal faces resistance from the U.S. military.
Several high-profile cases show bloggers’ new political influence, but repressive regimes are fighting back.
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Joe Trippi and Lee Rainie discuss how the Internet has increased the public’s influence on the policymaking process.
Listen to experts discuss how the Internet has increased the public's influence on the policymaking process.
Two missile-driven crises on opposite ends of the planet point up several realities about anti-missile technology: first, that nothing in current arsenals can counter them, and second, that the small, cheap artillery rockets fired by Hezbollah pose a far more difficult challenge today than complex ICBMs.
Campbell evaluates the implications of the Boko Haram insurgency and recommends that the United States support Nigerian efforts to address the drivers of Boko Haram, such as poverty and corruption, and to foster stronger ties with Nigerian civil society.
Koblentz argues that the United States should work with other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.
The authors argue that it is essential to begin working now to expand and establish rules and norms governing armed drones, thereby creating standards of behavior that other countries will be more likely to follow.
Smith's insightful book explores the policy issues testing the Japanese government as it tries to navigate its relationship with an advancing China. More
This revolutionary new look at volatility and crisis in oil markets explores the conditions in which oil supply fears arise, gain popularity, and eventually wane. More
Maximalist finds lessons in the past that anticipate and clarify our chaotic present, revealing the history of U.S. foreign policy in an unexpected new light. More
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