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April 10, 2018

Brazil
ICS Brazil's Critical Infrastructure Faces a Growing Risk of Cyberattacks

Most of the world's critical infrastructure—nuclear plants, electrical transmission systems, water treatment plants, etc.—is managed by internet-connected hardware and software that makes them vulner…

January 30, 2018

Ukraine
Ukraine Flag Maidan Cyber Mercenaries and the Crisis in Ukraine

Many states outsource their cyber operations to non-state actors, with varying degrees of control over their actions. The crisis in Ukraine is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

October 17, 2014

China
Rare Earth Elements and National Security

Eugene Gholz examines the national security and economic consequences of China's central role in the global rare earths market.

September 15, 2017

Cybersecurity
Kaspersky Cyber Week in Review: September 15, 2017

This week: Kaspersky booted from U.S. government computers, the White House voids a Chinese acquisition, Bitcoin takes a tumble, and Facebook announces monetization guidelines.

July 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Kaspersky Cyber Week in Review: July 7, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Just let me banya with the FSB in peace. The U.S Senate is looking to shut out Kaspersky fr…

July 22, 2016

United States
George W. Bush Nomination 2004 Foreign Policy at the Conventions

Foreign policy issues regularly come to the fore at the national political conventions, especially during periods of global instability. Sometimes the events are marked by bitter disagreements within…

June 15, 2017

Zimbabwe
The Day After in Zimbabwe

A 2015 CFR Contingency Planning Memorandum (CPM), “Political Instability in Zimbabwe,” highlighted the potential for violence in connection with leadership succession. The remarkable longevity of Rob…

December 5, 2014

United States
Space Launch Space Exploration and U.S. Competitiveness

U.S. space exploration inspired a generation of students and innovators, but NASA’s role has diminished, and the number of global space competitors is growing.

May 13, 2016

Elections and Voting
USAID Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Americans Remain Open to U.S. Commitments Overseas

What candidates say on the campaign trail matters for how elections turn out. But so too does what the public is thinking. On that score, two things stand out in the Pew Research Center’s recent poll…

December 15, 2015

Europe and Eurasia
RTR2TC0F-12152015 Lessons in Cleantech Success from Scandinavia (Pt. 2): The Importance of the Danish Manufacturing Revival

This post is co-written by Ben Armstrong and Varun Sivaram. Ben is a Ph.D. Candidate at MIT focused on Political Economy and a researcher at the MIT Governance Lab. In Part 1 of this series, we pose…