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February 6, 2018

Olympics
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.

January 16, 2018

Human Trafficking
A boy carries coal in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand. Teaching Notes: Modern Slavery

Teaching Notes for CFR's InfoGuide on Modern Slavery by Samir Goswami.

December 18, 2017

Cybersecurity
Balloon warfare Reasoning by Analogy in Cyberspace: Deadly Balloons and Avoiding Digital Doom

How the regulation of early balloon warfare can inform current debates about regulating cyber conflict.

November 27, 2017

Russia
Social media New Cyber Brief: Countering Russian Information Operations in the Age of Social Media

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched a new Cyber Brief. This one examines ways to counter Russian information operations on social media. The brief was written by Keir Giles, a seni…

November 21, 2017

Zimbabwe
Mugabe-Zimbabwe-Resign-Impeach-ZANU-PF Facing Impeachment, Zimbabwe's Mugabe Resigns

President Robert Mugabe of Zimbabwe resigned just as impeachment proceedings against him got under way, ending his 37-year rule.

November 17, 2017

China
Delegates listen to opening remarks by China's State Councilor Yang Jiechi at the Strategic Track Plenary Session of the U.S.-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue (S&ED) in 2013 An Update on U.S.-China Cybersecurity Relations

Senior Fellow Adam Segal shares in thoughts on the latest round of the Track 1.5 U.S.-China Cyber Security Dialogue.

November 17, 2017

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe-no-coup-Mugabe-Military Responding to Coups That Aren’t Coups

Spokesmen are insisting that the military’s intervention earlier this week in which it placed President Robert Mugabe and his wife Grace under house arrest and took over the state television station …

November 15, 2017

Zimbabwe
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.

November 2, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think Rebuttal: Oil Subsidies—More Material for Climate Change Than You Might Think

This post is authored by Peter Erickson, a staff scientist at the Stockholm Environment Institute and a co-author of a new paper in Nature Energy that studies how much of U.S. oil reserves are econom…

October 17, 2017

China
Bitcoin and the Yuan Bitcoin and the Yuan

This is a guest post by Cole Frank, a research associate at the Council on Foreign Relations. China watchers are always looking for new ways to gauge capital flows and pressure on the yuan. The mo…