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Nov 14, 2017

Conflict Prevention
Preventive Engagement

Stares proposes a long-term strategy for how the United States can manage the risks of a turbulent world in a way that does not rely solely on American power.

Jun 29, 2017

Economics
Reuters/Shoppers/Stockholm Should We Be Worried About Productivity Trends?

This article was co-authored with Sandile Hlatshwayo. She recently received her PhD in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and will join the International Monetary Fund in the fal…

Jul 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Dr. Strangelove Which Cyberattacks Should the United States Deter, and How Should It Be Done?

In theory, there is no reason why the principles of deterrence should not apply to cyberspace. However, there are a number of reasons why it does not work in practice.

Jul 18, 2017

Venezuela
Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela in Crisis

The sharp decline in oil prices in recent years has crippled Venezuela’s economy and left the Maduro government teetering on the brink.

Jul 12, 2017

China
A Chinese worker looks on as locals cross a construction site in Viana, Angola. China in Africa

China has become Africa’s largest trade partner and has greatly expanded its economic ties to the continent, but its growing activities there have raised questions about its noninterference policy.  …

May 22, 2017

Economics
Worker-Factory-Aircraft Engine-Reuters How to Be an Open Economy

MILAN – The word “openness” has two related but distinct connotations. It can mean that something is unrestricted, accessible, and possibly vulnerable; or it can mean that something, such as a person…

Jun 30, 2017

Digital Policy
Petya Cyber Week in Review: June 30, 2017

This week: NotPetya, Canada orders Google to take down search results, and Facebook's algorithm for removing hate speech.

May 3, 2017

Trade
A demonstrator wears an EU flag. Reprieve or Reform in Europe?

MILAN – The first round of the French election turned out much as expected: the centrist Emmanuel Macron finished first, with 24% of the vote, rather narrowly beating the right-wing National Front’s …

Jun 22, 2017

China
Hong-Kong-Democracy-BGR.jpg Democracy in Hong Kong

Hong Kong has certain political and economic freedoms based on China’s “one country, two systems” principle, but the city’s political evolution is challenging its relationship with the mainland.

Jun 21, 2017

Intelligence
FBI agents respond to a crime scene. The FBI’s Role in National Security

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has been reoriented toward counterterrorism in recent years, but continues to face charges of overreach.