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May 17, 2018

China
Play Chinese President Xi Jinping 'The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State' by Elizabeth C. Economy

Elizabeth C. Economy discusses her forthcoming book, The Third Revolution: Xi Jinping and the New Chinese State, which analyzes the contradictory nature of reform under President Xi Jinping. 

October 24, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Cyber Net Politics Sneaky Panda When Naming Cyber Threat Actors Does More Harm Than Good

Max Smeets is a D.Phil candidate and cyber research affiliate at the University of Oxford. His work analyzes the proliferation of cyber weapons. Cybersecurity firms, despite their increasing promine…

June 25, 2015

Trade
U.S. President Barack Obama hosts a bipartisan meeting of Congressional leaders in the Cabinet Room of the White House in Washington, January 13, 2015 (Larry Downing/Reuters). The TPA Deal: A Big Step in the Right Direction

America’s politics have been broken for so long that it is rather shocking when things go right. But President Obama’s careful work across the aisles with the Republican congressional leadership to p…

December 5, 2017

Women and Economic Growth
Play Women’s Contributions to Conflict Prevention and Resolution Women’s Contributions to Conflict Prevention and Resolution

Despite the growing evidence that women’s participation in peace and security processes improves stability, the inclusion of women in these processes has lagged since the passage of the landmark UN S…

September 4, 2014

China
Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS Notable Quotables From THE BATTLE OF BRETTON WOODS

“The various currencies, which were all maintained on a stable basis in relation to gold and to one another, facilitated the easy flow of capital and of trade to an extent the full value of which …

July 9, 2012

Trade
Federal Judge Richard Posner poses in his Chambers in Chicago on July 2, 2012 (John Gress/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Posner Questions Software Patents

Federal Judge Richard Posner—who recently tossed a major patent case between Apple and Google last month—questions the value of patents in software (Reuters). Posner argues that while innovations in …

December 10, 2013

United States
Israel’s Three UN Allies

Just over a week ago the UN General Assembly voted to call 2014 the  ”International Year of Solidarity with the Palestinian People.” The vote was 100 for to 7 against, with 56 abstentions.  This is a…

April 16, 2012

Trade
A worker assembles tracks on a Caterpillar bulldozer at a Texan equipment dealer; the Peoria, Ill.-based manufacturer is expected to be a large beneficiary of improved trade opportunities with Colombia. (Richard Carson/Courtesy Reuters) Morning Brief: U.S.-Colombia FTA to Take Effect on May 15

U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced that the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) will take effect on May 15 (TheHill). The deal is now able to go into force because the O…

February 17, 2012

Iran
Playing Down the Iranian Threat

The February 16 testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee by the Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, and the Director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, General Ron Burgess,…