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August 29, 2017

United States
A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August. Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

January 18, 2017

Elections and Voting
The U.S. Capitol is seen during a rehearsal for the inauguration ceremony of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump in Washington Ten Things You Probably Don’t Know About Presidential Inaugurations

To get you ready for Inauguration Day, here are ten lesser known facts about presidential inaugurations. Donald Trump will be sworn in as the forty-fifth U.S. president, but he will be only the…

January 6, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: January 6, 2017

Happy New Year! Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Reactions to the Russian sanctions. Over the holidays, the Obama administrati…

December 26, 2016

Politics and Government
CFR Cyber Net Politics Year in Review: Militaries Got More Cyber in 2016

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations.  This year marked a turning point in military uses of cyberspace. For the fi…

December 21, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Cyber Net Politics NSA Takeaways From a Trip to the National Security Agency

A few weeks ago, I was part of a "National Thought Leaders" visit to the National Security Agency. Famously secretive and opaque (see, No Such Agency), the NSA started conducting this type of outreac…

December 14, 2016

Cybersecurity
CFR Cyber Net Politics Oft-Neglected Cost Drivers of Cyber Weapons

Dr. Herb Lin is senior research scholar for cyber policy and security at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and research fellow at the Hoover Institution, both at Stanford Universi…

March 5, 2012

China
A portrait of Chinese national folk-hero, Lei Feng looks out over a busy intersection in a central Beijing shopping district in June of 1998. China’s March Madness—Not Jeremy Lin but Lei Feng

In late February, New York-based Global Times writer Rong Xiaoqing published a piece on Jeremy Lin and the “Hunger for Heroes in the U.S.” In her piece, Rong argues that the United States—and democra…

June 17, 2013

United States
Tariff Act TWE Remembers: Herbert Hoover Signs the Smoot-Hawley Tariff Into Law

Economists are said to be too smart for their own good and not smart enough for anyone else’s. If so, should presidents take their advice? One president who wishes he had is Herbert Hoover. In June 1…

February 1, 2016

Global
Segal HWO MC.jpg The Hacked World Order

Teaching Notes for The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal.