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September 14, 2018

Renewable Energy
Why We Still Need Innovation in Successful Clean Energy Technologies

Today is my last day at CFR. I’m joining ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy firm, as their CTO. I’m excited for a new adventure but sad to leave the Council, which has given me support and…

Workers install photovoltaic solar panels at the Gujarat solar park under construction in Charanka village, in Patan district of the western Indian state of Gujarat, India, April 14, 2012.

July 16, 2018

Cybersecurity
What Did the 2018 NATO Summit Accomplish With Respect to Cyber Issues?

U.S. President Donald J. Trump dominated last week’s NATO summit, with his criticism of the alliance's defense spending and questioning its relevance. It is no wonder that few payed attention to the …

Trump NATO Summit

June 26, 2018

Renewable Energy
The Digital Revolution Is Transforming Energy—Whether It Slows Climate Change Is Up to Policymakers

This post is about a new book, “Digital Decarbonization: Promoting Digital Innovations to Advance Clean Energy Systems,” edited by Varun Sivaram. It is available as a paperback or e-book on Amazon, a…

Wind power station and global communication concept.

February 6, 2018

NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)
Why We Are Unconvinced NATO's Cyber Policy Is More Aggressive, and That's a Good Thing

A recent article in Foreign Policy argued that NATO's new Cyber Operations Center signaled the alliance was becoming more aggressive in cyberspace. Is that really the signal NATO was trying to send?

NATO Stoltenberg

November 6, 2017

Cybersecurity
Europe Slowly Starts to Talk Openly About Offensive Cyber Operations

Although Europe might be more comfortable talking about offensive cyber operations publicly, European countries are still unclear about their strategic utility.

Germany Cyber

November 3, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: November 3, 2017

This week: Russia, more Russia, and Canada.

Congress Russia Twitter Facebook Google

September 13, 2017

South Korea
Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus

Korea's macroeconomic policies have had a greater impact on its pattern of trade than any free trade agreement.

Weak Won, Tight Fiscal: Korea's Not-So Mysterious External Surplus

August 17, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Bitcoin for Bombs

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are gaining traction as a source of funding for terrorist groups, such as the self-proclaimed Islamic State. Counterterrorism policies should respond accordingly.

A Bitcoin coin

August 21, 2017

Digital Policy
Protecting Democracy from Online Disinformation Requires Better Algorithms, Not Censorship

New laws in democratic countries that force social media platforms to remove disinformation will encourage autocratic countries to do the same, with devastating effects on human rights.

Bundestag

June 30, 2017

Digital Policy
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.

Petya