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June 20, 2018

South Africa
South-Africa-LGBT-Hate-Speech-Discrimination-Civil-Rights South African Court Delivers Blow to Religious Defense of Hate Speech

Section nine of South Africa’s constitution guarantees equal rights to all South Africans and outlaws discrimination, including that based on ethnicity, gender, religion, or sexual preference. Pursuant to that provision, in 2000 Parliament passed the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (PEPUDA) in 2000. In turn, PEPUDA led to the creation of Equality Courts to adjudicate infringements of equality such as unfair discrimination and hate speech.

July 26, 2005

China
Andy Xie gives no quarter

Xie to the market (and to the US): Take your 2% and stop telling China to revalue! Here is the difference between Xie and me, put simply. Xie thinks the US is trying to get China to "artificially"…

July 5, 2016

Asia
indonesia Review of Benedict Anderson’s "A Life Beyond Boundaries"

It is a common scene among the community of Southeast Asia specialists in Washington. At a talk, or a visit by a leading Southeast Asian politician, the conversation inevitably comes around to the sa…

April 24, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

September 2, 2011

Climate Change
Andy Revkin and I Talk About Keystone XL

Andy Revkin of the Times and I had a short chat about Keystone XL this morning. We discuss economics, climate, and politics. Here’s the video: http://youtu.be/8eB3FnIplHU

April 20, 2018

Cybersecurity
Telegram Cyber Week in Review: April 20, 2018

This week: Telegram is banned in Russia, U.S. companies are banned from selling to ZTE, Google bans domain-fronting, and Russia called out for hacking into routers. 

March 8, 2005

Financial Markets
I hope Andy Xie is wrong about this

Xie argues that Chinese prices won’t converge to US levels; rather US prices are likely to need to fall to Chinese levels.When a small economy like South Korea begins to develop, it is quite reasonab…

January 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Library Report Watch Vol. V: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.

June 30, 2014

India
India_Iraq_workers Ashlyn Anderson: In Iraq, Modi Finds His First Foreign Policy Test

Ashlyn Anderson is a research associate for India, Pakistan, and South Asia at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) stunned the world with its recent victorie…

November 15, 2017

United States
John Pomfret’s “The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom” Wins 2017 CFR Arthur Ross Book Award

 November 15, 2017—Journalist John Pomfret has won the sixteenth annual Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) Arthur Ross Book Award for The Beautiful Country and the Middle Kingdom: America and China, …