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August 20, 2015

Cybersecurity
Developing a Proportionate Response to a Cyber Incident

Introduction As offensive cyber activity becomes more prevalent, policymakers will be challenged to develop proportionate responses to disruptive or destructive attacks. Already, there has been si…

June 27, 2013

Cybersecurity
A general view shows booths at the 2013 Computex exhibition, the world's second largest computer show, in Taipei World Trade Center on June 3, 2013. (Pichi Chuang/Courtesy Reuters) Sharone Tobias: Internet and Press Freedom in Taiwan

Sharone Tobias is a Research Associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Earlier this month, Taiwanese Internet advocacy groups succeeded in shutting down an anti-piracy bill sim…

July 14, 2014

China
Giant panda Ying Mei approaches a box of food with the Brazilian flag on it during an event called "Panda Predicts World Cup Results," ahead of the 2014 World Cup opening match between Brazil and Croatia, in Yangzhou, Jiangsu province on June 12, 2014 (China Daily/Courtesy: Reuters). Dickey and Tobias: What to Expect From Xi Jinping’s Latin America Trip

Lauren Dickey is a research associate for U.S. foreign policy and Sharone Tobias is a research associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Chinese president Xi Jinping began his …

February 26, 2014

China
Cast member Kevin Spacey poses at the premiere for the second season of the television series "House of Cards" at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, California on February 13, 2014. (Mario Anzuoni/Courtesy Reuters) Piekos and Tobias: China’s Place in ’House of Cards’

Will Piekos is a program coordinator and Sharone Tobias is a research associate in the Council on Foreign Relation’s Asia Studies program. Warning: This blog post contains spoilers for House of Card…

May 14, 2013

China
China's President Xi Jinping (R) and his Palestinian counterpart Mahmoud Abbas smile at each other during a signing ceremony at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on May 6, 2013. (Courtesy Reuters/Jason Lee) Sharone Tobias: Why Did China Release an Israeli-Palestinian Peace Plan?

Sharone Tobias is a Research Associate for Asia Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations. Beijing traditionally has been wary of involving itself in affairs that do not directly relate to its own…

May 24, 2012

Trade
Mitt Romney speaks about his proposals to reform K-12 education by expanding school choice at The Latino Coalition's Annual Economic Summit on May 23, 2012 (Larry Downing/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Romney Addresses Education Inequality

Mitt Romney, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, gave a major policy speech yesterday outlining his educational priorities (NYT). The candidate argued that disparate educational opportunities—w…

January 4, 2006

United States
What is the Legality of the NSA Domestic Surveillance Program?

Should the domestic spying of U.S. "persons" be permitted? If it is "critical to saving lives," then yes, argues President Bush. He further says that shortly after the September 11, 2001, attacks Con…

August 24, 2015

International Law
Situation Room CFR Cyber Net Politics Proportionality Proportionate New Cyber Brief: Developing a Proportionate Response to a Cyber Incident

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program has launched its third Cyber Brief. This one is authored by Tobias Feakin, director of the International Cyber Policy Centre at the Australian Strategic Poli…

December 8, 2015

Economics
india-solar-12082015 How India Could Actually Reach Its Audacious Solar Targets

PARIS—Under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India has set a dramatic target for solar power: 100 Gigawatts (GW) by 2022, or more than half of all solar installed to date globally by the end of 2014. Ba…

November 24, 2015

Human Rights
Cyber Net Politics OSCE CFR Three Priorities for Cyber Diplomacy Under the 2016 German OSCE Chairmanship

Dr Annegret Bendiek is Senior Associate and Head of Project at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). Christoph Berlich und Tobias Metzger are Project Staff on “The challe…