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February 7, 2017

Cybersecurity
"You’re Fired!" Will Not Fix Federal Cybersecurity

Earl Crane, former director for federal cybersecurity at the National Security Council and founder of Emergent Network Defense, co-authored this piece.  In briefings late January, President Trump pr…

April 17, 2018

China
Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall 'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

November 28, 2016

South Sudan
Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Following its independence in 2011, three years of civil war have left South Sudan on the cusp of full-scale genocide, with its sovereignty discredited and undermined by warring elites.

January 30, 2018

Trade
Play Scott Peters The View on Trade: From Federal to State Levels

Representative Scott Peters (D-CA) discusses the future of international trade policy, the next steps he would like to pursue for the state of California, and his perspective on the role of states in…

March 8, 2010

Climate Change
Harnessing International Institutions to Address Climate Change

Overview Most discussions about using international institutions to address climate change focus narrowly on the work of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. However, many ot…

April 2, 2007

Pollution
World Bank Taking More Nimble Approach to Development

The official overseeing the World Bank’s huge sustainable development division downplays concerns that environmental issues have been suppressed in a new push for infrastructure projects.

April 21, 2017

Arctic
Play The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker Henry Larsen is pictured in Allen Bay in Resolute, Nunavut August 25, 2010. The operation is an annual joint Arctic exercise between the Canadian Maritime Command and Coast Guard. REUTERS/Chris Wattie Climate Change and the Evolving Arctic

Charles F. Doran, Sherri Goodman, Katherine Hardin, and Ronald LaBrec discuss climate change and the evolving arctic. 

March 16, 2017

Religion
Ending South Sudan’s Civil War

Katherine Almquist Knopf discusses the ongoing violence in South Sudan and policy options for ending the civil war.

April 19, 2017

Religion
RTX2RW7Z.jpg The Role of Religion in Indonesian Democracy

Jakob Tobing, Alwi Shihab, Azyumardi Azra, and Amin Abdullah discuss the role of religion in Indonesian democracy. 

March 21, 2017

Arctic
Arctic Imperatives

Overview "The United States, through Alaska, is a significant Arctic nation with strategic, economic, and scientific interests," asserts a new Council on Foreign Relations-sponsored (CFR) Independ…