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January 20, 2017

Cyber Week in Review: January 20, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Hail to the chief! With Donald J. Trump assuming the U.S. presidency, it is probably worthwhi…

January 13, 2017

EU Safe Harbor Court Decision CFR Net Politics Cyber Week in Review: January 13, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. More online privacy regulations for Europe. The European Commission announced a draft proposa…

November 15, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
ignoring-africa Ignoring Africa

One of the aspects of the utterly dispiriting, just-concluded U.S. campaign and election cycle was the all but complete absence of discussion about the United States and sub-Sahara Africa. It is true…

November 11, 2016

CFR Cyber Net Politics Cyber Week in Review: November 11, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. President-elect Trump on digital and cyber policy. With the election of Donald Trump as the f…

July 28, 2014

Iran
MEK Iran Mujahadeen-e-Khalq (MEK)

The Mujahedeen-e-Khalq, an exiled Iranian resistance group, continues to stir controversy despite its removal from a U.S. terrorism list.

June 16, 2016

A visitor looks at a book while standing in front of a giant bookshelf at the book fair in Frankfurt What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s  “The World Next Week” podcast. Elizabeth Saunders, who is a Stanton nuclear security fellow this year at CFR and …

April 23, 2008

Iraq
Finding a Place for the ‘Sons of Iraq’

The Sunni awakening movement and the Sons of Iraq security forces it inspired helped restore peace. Iraq’s long-term stability could hinge on keeping the movement satiated, experts say.

June 26, 2013

United States
A crowd watches  President Kennedy as he delivers his “Ich bin ein Berliner” speech at Rudolph Wilde Platz in West Berlin (Robert Knudsen. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston). TWE Remembers: John F. Kennedy’s “Ich bin ein Berliner” Speech

Being president is a tough job. Your every mistake is relentlessly dissected and replayed. Even when you get it right, people sometimes insist you got it wrong. Just ask John F. Kennedy. On June 26, …

October 29, 2012

Defense and Security
President John F. Kennedy speaks with Secretary of State Dean Rusk and Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara during an ExCom meeting. (Cecil Stoughton. White House Photographs. John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Boston) TWE Remembers: Secret Soviet Tactical Nuclear Weapons in Cuba (Cuban Missile Crisis, a Coda)

Washington and the world breathed a sigh of relief on Monday, October 29, 1962.  The day before President John F. Kennedy and Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev had struck a deal to end the Cuban missil…