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January 10, 2017

China
China’s Exorbitant Detriment, Mirror Image of America’s Exorbitant Privilege, Is Costing It Dearly China’s Exorbitant Detriment, Mirror Image of America’s Exorbitant Privilege, Is Costing It Dearly

The so-called Exorbitant Privilege of the United States, the power to conjure the world’s primary reserve currency, is reflected in the unique combination of being deeply in debt to the rest of th…

January 10, 2018

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
IsraelBarrierJerusalem Is Annexation of the West Bank Already Here?

My recent piece at Salon.com raised some hackles with my friend, former intern, and occasional coauthor, Michael Koplow. Michael is the policy director at the Israel Policy Forum, and he also writes …

December 22, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: December 22, 2017

This week: WannaCry attribution, cybersecurity in Trump's National Security Strategy, new election security bill, and North Korea tries its luck at Bitcoin. 

September 27, 2017

North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released an unprecedented direct statement through KCNA in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bombastic UN General Assembly speech. It deserves caref…

July 31, 2017

Cybersecurity
Cottage on Moosehead Lake An Open Letter to Thomas Chandler, a Sub-Par Cybercriminal

If an online deal is too good to be true, it's probably a scam.

February 21, 2018

Economics
Play World Economic Update World Economic Update

The World Economic Update highlights the quarter’s most important and emerging trends.

January 25, 2017

China
U.S. Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto walk out after finishing a press conference at the Los Pinos residence in Mexico City, Mexico, August 31, 2016 (Reuters/Henry Romero). Open Questions about Latin American Relations During the Trump Administration

We know very little about who will run Western Hemisphere affairs under the Trump administration. So far, the only named appointees are Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly and National Security Co…

December 21, 2016

Japan
Abe and Obama: Reconciliation and the Rebalance

The meeting of U.S. and Japanese leaders in Pearl Harbor will be a reminder of the remarkable journey that transformed the two countries from adversaries to allies.

July 26, 2016

Brazil
Brazil's David Luiz lies on the pitch after missing a goal during the 2014 World Cup third-place playoff between Brazil and the Netherlands at the Brasilia national stadium Brazil’s Agonizing August

The coming month will be a stressful one for Brazilians. The Olympic opening ceremony on August 5 may have two rival presidents in attendance, killer mosquitoes, pesky media, and now, the potential …

January 7, 2016

Trade
Transcanada Pipes RTR4E84D The Keystone Pipeline May be Dead, But Here's How it Could Blow up the TPP

So much for the U.S.-Canada honeymoon. With the election in October of the new Liberal prime minister Justin Trudeau, both Washington and Ottawa had hoped to put behind them several years of poor rel…