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December 21, 2016

Cybersecurity
Takeaways From a Trip to the National Security Agency

A few weeks ago, I was part of a "National Thought Leaders" visit to the National Security Agency. Famously secretive and opaque (see, No Such Agency), the NSA started conducting this type of outreac…

CFR Cyber Net Politics NSA

December 9, 2016

Asia
What Does the Bloodshed in Rakhine State Tell Us?

The ongoing bloodshed in Rakhine State, where security forces reportedly are engaging in a rising pattern of abuses against Rohingya, seems to be worsening. International human rights groups have war…

myanmar-rakhine

December 5, 2016

Cybersecurity
Russia Gains an Upper Hand in the Cyber Norms Debate

Robert Morgus is a policy analyst with New America’s Cybersecurity Initiative and International Security Program and he is the co-author of the recently published Graphic Guide to Cyber Norms. You ca…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Putin Smile

November 7, 2016

Cybersecurity
Do U.S. Efforts to Deter Russian Cyberattacks Signal the End of Cyber Norms?

According to a NBC News report, the United States has penetrated Russia’s electric grid, telecommunications networks, and command and control systems in order to be able to launch retaliatory cyberat…

Cyber CFR Net Politics

October 4, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nigeria’s War Against Indiscipline

In 2016, President Muhammadu Buhari said “The long-cherished and time honored, time-tested virtues of honesty, integrity, hard work, punctuality, good neighborliness, abhorrence of corruption and pat…

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September 16, 2016

Europe and Eurasia
Cyber Week in Review: September 16, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. There’s a reason we’re told not to poke bears. Hackers posted medical records of several U.S…

CFR Cyber Net Politics Russia Bear

August 24, 2016

United States
Remembering the Vietnam "Coup Cable"

Things usually slow down in Washington in August. Congress goes into recess, and Washingtonians who can leave town do. But this predictable lull in government activity doesn’t mean that policymaking …

Cable Coup Final

May 24, 2016

Trade
Jeff Immelt of GE Gives The Most Important Foreign Policy Speech of the Year

The most important foreign policy speech of the year so far was delivered not by any of the presidential candidates, nor by any of their advisors, nor by President Obama or his officials. It was give…

Jeff Immelt Reuters

March 24, 2016

Cybersecurity
After a Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Hacking, What’s Next for the U.S.-China Relationship?

Late Wednesday, the Department of Justice announced that Su Bin, a Chinese national living in Canada, had plead guilty to "participating in a years-long conspiracy to hack into the computer networks …

Mark Jette, lawyer for Su Bin, speaks to the media after Su was denied bail during a hearing in Vancouver July 23, 2014.  (Ben Nelms/Reuters)

February 12, 2016

Highlights of the Global Threat Briefings

Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing, “Worldwide Threats,” witnesses: Director of National Intelligence James Clapper and Defense Intelligence Agency Director Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, February 9,…