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February 22, 2018

hackathon To Build a More Capable Cyber Policy Field, Teach Policy to Technologists

Technologists love to criticise policymakers for their ignorance of of how computer security actually works. Instead of criticising from the sidelines, maybe they should get involved. 

July 2, 2012

Syria’s Leaders

As international attention focuses on the Syrian regime of President Bashar al-Assad, cfr.org profiles some of the nation’s top leaders.

February 6, 2018

East Germany was a perennial powerhouse at winter games, including the 1988 Calgary games where it won gold and bronze in the women’s 1000 meters Speedskating event. The Mixed Record of Sports Diplomacy

While sports may temporarily transcend divisions in society, events like the Olympics rarely serve to advance countries’ diplomatic aims.

June 3, 2005

Lebanon: Election Update

This publication is now archived. What’s the significance of Lebanon’s parliamentary elections?They are the first democratic elections since 1976, when Syria began a 29-year occupation of its neighbo…

March 2, 2006

Pakistan’s Security Situation

As President Bush heads to Pakistan, security in the Islamic nation is a primary issue. Under President Pervez Musharraf, Pakistan has made strides to curb extremism and reform Islamic education. But…

June 21, 2005

LEBANON: Election Results

This is an article about Lebanon’s 2005 general election. For analysis of results from Lebanon’s 2009 vote, click here.This publication is now archived. What was the result of the final round of Leba…

October 27, 2005

South Korea
Japan’s Relationship with South Korea

This publication is now archived. How are relations between Japan and South Korea?They worsened in mid-October after Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi visited the Yasukuni Shrine, a memorial …

February 15, 2005

AFGHANISTAN: Karzai vs. the Warlords

This publication is now archived. What’s at stake in the government’s confrontation with warlords?Many experts say it is directly related to the upcoming presidential election. They say the October 9…

February 8, 2006

South Korea
South Korea’s Ties with China, Japan, and the U.S.: Defining a New Role in a Dangerous Neighborhood

South Korea, long a stalwart ally of the United States, is now seeking to define a new role for itself in Asia.

September 29, 2005

Palestinian Territories
Gaza’s Reconstruction Prospects

This publication is now archived. What progress has been made on reconstruction in the Gaza Strip?Plans for reconstruction took a back seat as violence flared again between Palestinian militants and …