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June 8, 2018

Cybersecurity
ZTE Cyber Week in Review: June 8, 2018

This week: the Trump administration cuts a deal with ZTE, France tries to define disinformation in law, Facebook gave cellphone manufacturers access to user data, and Edward Snowden.

December 8, 2017

Cybersecurity
Tim Cook Cyber Week in Review: December 8, 2017

This week: Tim Cook in Wuzhen, Iranian and Israeli state-sponsored cyber operations, Section 702 reform, and Russian election interference.

October 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Mike Rogers NSA Cyber Week in Review: October 6, 2017

This week: Russia gets more NSA cyber tools, section 702 reform, Max Schrems, internet shutdowns cost money, and Australia's cyber engagement strategy.

June 26, 2017

Intelligence
Listening New Cyber Brief: Reforming the U.S. Section 702 Intelligence Program

Laura K. Donohue argues that section 702 of the U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act is an important tool in the intelligence community’s arsenal, but that it should be amended to br…

July 26, 2017

Gender
Honduras girls Women Around the World: This Week

Welcome to “Women Around the World: This Week,” a series that highlights noteworthy news related to women and U.S. foreign policy. This week’s post, covering July 17 to July 26, was compiled with sup…

June 27, 2016

Cuba
President Bush Medal Freedom Oscar Biscet Bush Gives the Medal of Freedom to a Cuban Hero

In 2007, President George W. Bush awarded the Medal of Freedom in absentia to the Cuban human rights and democracy activist Oscar Elias Biscet. This week, he was able to place the award on Biscet’s s…

January 25, 2015

Human Rights
No "Gentleman’s Agreement" for Jews in Sweden

The book "Gentleman’s Agreement," by Laura Z. Hobson, appeared in 1947, followed by the film of the same name starring Gregory Peck (and winning three Oscars). The plot is simple: a journalist assig…

May 2, 2014

Iran
Chlorine, Nukes, and American Credibility

One of the greatest Israeli concerns about a possible nuclear deal with Iran goes beyond the terms of any deal itself to the issue of enforcement.  The issue is summed up in a Laura Rozen piece: The…

February 3, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Job Growth Feeds Recovery Optimism

The U.S. economy added 243,000 jobs in January, beating expectations for a second consecutive month and bringing the unemployment rate down to 8.3 percent. Analysts say the news might be a promising …

February 17, 2012

Education
The March 2012 cover of the Harvard Business Review. Competitiveness: How the United States Lost its Way

While it’s only February, I feel safe in making the following prediction: the new issue of the Harvard Business Review contains the most important thinking on the issue of U.S. competitiveness that w…