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March 22, 2009

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Last week’s move in the Treasury market ...

When financial historians get around to writing the history of the great crisis of 2008 (or great crisis of 2007-09?), they will no doubt focus on the collapse of the market for securitized mortgages…

Last week’s move in the Treasury market ...

January 15, 2010

China
The Fallout from Google

I am going to stay away from the by now well-trod debate about why Google made its decision to stop censoring the web and possibly retreat from the China market (you can read those here, here, here, …

May 3, 2010

Cybersecurity
Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

Photo courtesy of flickr/Dano Cyber conflict remains an issue in search of a conceptual framework. In his widely noted, and controversial piece in the Washington Post, Michael McConnell, the forme…

Apples Are to Oranges As Cyber Is To?

March 9, 2010

Japan
Notes From the (Cyber) Road: Japan

I am in Japan and Korea this week, doing some interviews on cybersecurity issues. You can get a pretty good overview of current Japanese policy in this document from the National Information Security…

December 9, 2010

Climate Change
A View from Kenya on Cancun

I asked Josh Busby, an Assistant Professor at the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin, to write a guest post for this blog. Josh is conducting research on climate change…

A View from Kenya on Cancun

April 5, 2011

Climate Change
Kyoto Zombie Still Walking

Here’s what I wrote the morning after the Cancun climate talks ended: “There is one big hole in the Cancun agreement that many observers, in their excitement, appear to have quickly forgotten: its t…

September 2, 2011

Defense and Security
Friday File: Saluting General David Petraeus

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul on July 18, 2011. (Ahmad Masood/courtesy Reuters) Abov…

Outgoing International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) commander General David Petraeus salutes during the change of command ceremony in Kabul July 18, 2011. U.S. General John Allen took over the ISAF command from General Petraeus. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood

May 17, 2011

Technology and Innovation
Open, Interoperable, Secure, and Reliable

Cybersecurity Coordinator and Special Assistant to the President Howard Schmidt addresses the White House Launch of the International Strategy for Cyberspace in the Eisenhower Executive Office Buildi…

Howard Schmidt Releases International Strategy for Cyberspace

July 19, 2012

Transnational Crime
The Google Ideas Summit: Some Reflections

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) partnered with Google Ideas and the Tribeca Film Festival to convene a major summit on “Illicit Networks: Forces in Opposition” (INFO) in Los Angeles, Californi…

Narcotics

December 14, 2012

United States
You Might Have Missed: Predicting Future Wars, Drones, Secrecy

Remarks by Secretary Leon Panetta at Ali Salem Air Base, December 12, 2012. “The war of the future is going to involve cyber war.  That’s a reality.  We will do that; others will do that.” (3PA: Ac…

Reaper for Takeoff