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June 1, 2016

Cyber Brief: A New Framework for Cross-Border Data Flows

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched a new Cyber Brief. This one is authored by CFR Senior Fellow for Digital Policy and Net Politics contributor Karen Kornbluh.  It won’t be a sur…

CFR Cyber Data Localization Net Politics

April 22, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Trump to Give a Major Foreign Policy Address

Foreign policy didn’t make much news on the campaign trail this week. That’s about to change. Next Wednesday, Donald Trump is scheduled to deliver his first foreign policy address. The setting is a l…


January 4, 2016

Erdogan’s Hitler Problem

The Turkish presidency is seeking to clarify President Erdogan's recent remarks in which he favorably compared his vision of an executive presidency with Nazi Germany. This is not the first time he h…


October 7, 2015

Myanmar’s Cease-Fire Deal Comes up Short

This past weekend, the Myanmar government announced that it will sign a permanent cease-fire deal with seven or eight of the ethnic armed insurgencies in the country. This will be a permanent peace d…

myanmar-General Min Aung Hlaing

October 9, 2015

Cyber Week in Review: October 9, 2015

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: The European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor agreement regulating the fl…

EU Digital Single Market Strategy Net Politics CFR Fidler

August 21, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016: John Kasich, GOP Presidential Candidate

Ohio holds the title of “Mother of Presidents.” Eight of them were born, raised, or lived in Ohio at the time of their election. But the last president to hail from Ohio was Warren G. Harding, who wa…

hio Governor John Kasich formally announces his campaign for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination during a kickoff rally in Columbus, Ohio July 21, 2015.

July 27, 2015

United States
Turkey, Syria, and the United States: Quagmires Are Us

This weekend Turkey and the United States took steps toward getting more heavily involved in the Syrian quagmire. First, after a year of protracted negotiations, Turkey agreed to allow the United Sta…

Turkey, Syria, and the United States

July 25, 2014

United States
You Might Have Missed: Drones in Iraq, U.S.-China, and Hackers

David Cenciotti, “Armed U.S. Predator Drone Appears Over Iraq,” Aviationist, July 25, 2014. Allegedly filmed in the skies over Anbar, south of Mosul, in Iraq, the video below shows what clearly seem…

May 23, 2014

Defense and Security
You Might Have Missed: One Year After Obama’s Drone Speech

Harold Hongju Koh, “Ending the Forever War: One Year After President Obama’s NDU Speech,” JustSecurity.org, May 23, 2014. The President’s historic move in that speech was to call for the eventual re…

Obama NDU speech

April 24, 2012

Heads of State and Government
Is Oil Shale the Next Big Energy Battle?

The House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology held a hearing last week titled “Tapping America’s Unconventional Oil Resources for Job Creation and Affordable Domestic Energy: Technology & Pol…