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November 22, 2016

server Thinking About Long-Term Cybersecurity: A Conversation With Steven Weber and Betsy Cooper

I had a fascinating conversation with Professor Steven Weber and Dr. Betsy Cooper of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). We discussed several scenarios that CLTC developed that…

December 12, 2017

Digital Policy
Xi China Screen Why China’s Internet Censorship Model Will Prevail Over Russia’s

Russia and China are in a race to export their respective censorship models to authoritarian regimes. 

November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe-Harare-Military-Coup-Mugabe-Mnungagwa Military Coup in Zimbabwe Remains Bloodless

The military seems to be firmly in control of Zimbabwe’s capital, Harrare, after what appears to have been a military coup. President Robert Mugabe and his wife, Grace, remain safe at home.

May 19, 2017

An analyst looks at code in the malware lab of a cyber security defense lab at the Idaho National Laboratory Cyber Week in Review: May 19, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. WannaCry: Assessing the Damage. Countries are still reeling from a ransomware attack that c…

May 12, 2017

The British Royal Boycott of Israel Continues

I’v written before, in 2014 and 2016, about the remarkable failure of any British royal to visit Israel except briefly for a funeral. Prince Philip attended Rabin’s funeral and Prince Charles attende…

January 13, 2017

rtx2u7e3-abe-trump Taking on Trump: A Lesson from the Japanese

Having watched Japan in trade negotiations with the United States for more than a quarter century now, I would never have described the Japanese approach as direct. When confronted with a difficult t…

January 31, 2011

The Invisible Hostage Crises The Invisible Hostage Crises

Laura Fattal kisses her son Josh after a news conference in Tehran. It is now a year and a half since Iran jailed three American hikers on trumped-up spying charges. The three, Shane Bauer, his fian…

July 1, 2016

Wars and Conflict
Theresa-May_RTX2IZPI Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering from June 22 to June 30, was compiled wit…

July 6, 2016

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Polish, U.S., and British flags are seen during the NATO allies' Anakonda 16 exercise near Torun, Poland, on June 7, 2016. Brexit, Pursued by a Bear: NATO’s Enduring Relevance

The British public’s momentous decision two weeks ago to quit the European Union (EU) continues to reverberate globally. But its geopolitical implications should not be exaggerated. Brexit poses an i…

June 24, 2016

United Kingdom
Boris Johnson, the former mayor of London and champion of the "Leave" campaign, speaks during a rally in Manchester, England, on April 15, 2016. A Victory for Little England—and National Sovereignty

The shocking victory of the “Leave” campaign in Thursday’s referendum was a massive repudiation of the elite-driven European project and a testament to the enduring pull of national sovereignty in an…