Technology and Foreign Policy

Op-Ed

Aid Goes Online; The Development World Awaits Its Bloomberg

Author: Sebastian Mallaby
Washington Post

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.

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Analysis Brief

Missiles Confound ABM Technology

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.

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News Release

New Council Report Urges Two-Stage Compromise on U.S.-India Nuclear Deal

If Congress does not approve the U.S.-India nuclear deal, “it would damage the bilateral relationship,” concludes a new Special Report. Congress should adopt a two-stage approach: formally endorsing the deal’s basic framework, while delaying final approval until it is assured that critical nonproliferation needs are met.

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Transcript

The Digital Spy: How Technology is Changing the Intelligence Community [Rush Transcript; Federal News Service, Inc.]

Speakers: Bryan Cunningham and Jeff Jonas
Presider: Daniel B. Prieto

Bryan Cunningham and Jeff Jonas discuss the pivotal role of technology in support of U.S. intelligence, as well as the importance of understanding these technologies and their implications for policy. Topics include intelligence sharing networks, anonymization, data mining, and civil-liberty concerns.

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Must Read

Economic Policy Institute: Offshoring

Author: L. Josh Bivens

In his EPI guide, L. Josh Bivens reports on the ubiquitous offshoring of jobs that were once reserved for domestic labor and are now available to a foreign work force. The rise of internet commerce and technology enables positions to open up to international competition. In the past, these jobs were insular, excluding foreign labor. The offshoring trend has consequences on the U.S. economy.

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