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January 29, 2018

Defense Technology
Soldiers of the People's Liberation Army (PLA) of China march in formation past the Tiananmen Square Civil-Military Fusion: The Missing Link Between China's Technological and Military Rise

Many agree that China is becoming a technology and science superpower. How it translates that advantage into military power is another story.

December 4, 2017

China
AlphaGo China’s Artificial Intelligence Strategy Poses a Credible Threat to U.S. Tech Leadership

Absent new funding and a strategic vision, the United States might lose the race for supremacy in artificial intelligence research to China.

September 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
NYC blackout Could the Private Sector Build Its Own Classified Information Sharing Network?

Despite private sector enthusiasm, any segregated network to share classified information to mitigate cyber threats would require U.S. government involvement.

December 29, 2016

Heads of State and Government
Ten World Figures Who Died in 2016

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2016 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…

May 4, 2012

Trade
President Obama, Vice President Biden, House Speaker Boehner and House Majority Leader Cantor meet in the Presidential Oval Office on July 20, 2011 to discuss the debt ceiling. (White House Handout/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Corporate Tax Reform Loses Momentum

The Financial Times argues that despite a perceived growing consensus among both parties that corporate tax reform would raise U.S. competitiveness, the upcoming election and other fiscal priorities …

April 24, 2012

Trade
Counterfeit Social Security cards that were confiscated by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. (ICE Handout/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Social Security Trust Fund Falling Faster

The Social Security Trust Fund projects it will exhaust all funds by 2035 (Bloomberg). This projection, which is for the overall program, is three years earlier than previous estimates. Various compo…

April 20, 2012

Trade
Parents and education advocates demonstrate on the steps of New York's City Hall for higher progressive taxes to close funding shortfalls in education. (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: Affluence Correlates with Test Scores

The Brookings Institution released a report on the correlation between income inequality and school quality. Schools in more affluent areas are likely to have higher average test scores, and housing …

August 24, 2016

United States
Cable Coup Final Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

February 1, 2016

Digital Policy
Net Politics Cyber CFR Thoughts on the World Economic Forum Meeting in Davos

The World Economic Forum (WEF) meeting in Davos was different in tone that previous meetings. First, the emphasis has finally shifted from all-things-finance to all-things-digital with the publicatio…

December 30, 2015

Saudi Arabia
Sunset-World-Leaders Ten World Figures Who Died in 2015

I wrote yesterday about ten Americans who died in 2015 who helped shape U.S. foreign policy during their lifetimes. But Americans are not the only ones who influence world affairs. Below are ten worl…