This event is cosponsored with the Corporate Program.
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.
This meeting is part of the CEO Speakers Series and is sponsored by the Corporate Program and the Bernard L. Schwartz Lecture on Foreign Policy
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.
Adam Segal says the showdown between China and the United States over telecommunications is about more than just security.
Frank G. Klotz argues that allocating the radio-frequency spectrum can be an untidy process—and have implications for both national security and global economic infrastructure.
Joel D. Hirst discusses Hugo Chavez's attacks against Globovision, the only independent television news station left in Venezuel.
Joel D. Hirst discusses the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) and its ambitious plan to control information across Latin America.
Asch Harwood and John Campbell write that in Nigeria, cell phones can both be used to instigate--and anticipate--violence.
Richard A. Falkenrath says that while the recent decision by the United Arab Emirates to suspend BlackBerry services may have been opposed by business travelers, law enforcement officers and intelligence officers viewed the decision with approval and a bit of envy.
Joshua Kurlantizk says that authoritarian regimes have undermined the potential power of the World Wide Web to foster democracy.
Kahlil Byrd, cofounder of the African Public Broadcasting Foundation, discusses the potential for building robust broadcast media in sub-Saharan Africa.
The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) updated its treaty through the final acts of the World Conference on International Telecommunications in Dubai, December 3-14, 2012.
Williams argues that the status quo for peace operations in untenable and that greater U.S. involvement is necessary to enhance the quality and success of peacekeeping missions.
The authors argue that the United States has responded inadequately to the rise of Chinese power and recommend placing less strategic emphasis on the goal of integrating China into the international system and more on balancing China's rise.
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.
Ashley's War tells the poignant and gripping story of a groundbreaking team of female American warriors who served alongside Special Operations soldiers in Afghanistan. More
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
Learn more about CFR’s mission and its work over the past year in the 2014 Annual Report. The Annual Report spotlights new initiatives, high-profile events, and authoritative scholarship from CFR experts, and includes a message from CFR President Richard N. Haass.
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