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January 30, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Cybersecurity Dilemma: Where Thucydides Meets Cyberspace

Ben Buchanan is a postdoctoral fellow at Harvard University’s Cybersecurity Project. His first book, The Cybersecurity Dilemma, was published by Oxford University Press in 2017. You can follow him @B…

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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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January 29, 2014

Corporate Governance
Obama's State of the Union: A Missed Opportunity for Progress

President Obama has been nothing if not a model of consistency in his State of the Union speeches, focusing again and again on the critical need to lift up America’s struggling middle classes. There …

U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech on Capitol Hill in Washington January 28, 2014 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters).

June 16, 2014

Economics
Will the World Cup Actually Help Brazil to Solve Its Problems?

In the lead-up to the World Cup and through the first games, Brazilians have taken to the streets in protest. In this post for Daniel Altman on ForeignPolicy.com, I look at why these demands for chan…

Residents run to celebrate after decorating a street in the colours of Brazil's national flag, ahead of the 2014 World Cup, in the Taguatinga neighbourhood of Brasilia

December 20, 2013

United States
NSA: These Are the Dots

If there was one consensus conclusion after 9/11, it was that we had failed to “connect the dots.” That phrase had two meanings. First, government agencies should stop the “stove piping” that prevent…

November 21, 2011

Americas
Latin American Lessons for the European Debt Crisis

http://youtu.be/vQRiLrQ4kC0 To view this video on YouTube, click here. The Council on Foreign Relations just released a great conversation on the Latin American lessons for the European debt crisis…

July 27, 2011

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans

The rapidly approaching August 2nd deadline, as proclaimed by the U.S. Treasury, for raising Congress’s self-imposed debt ceiling is producing a flurry of deficit-reduction plans – or, more accurat…

The Dangerous Mirage of Washington Deficit Plans