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June 19, 2018

NSA The Theft and Reuse of Advanced Offensive Cyber Weapons Pose A Growing Threat

Almost exactly a year ago, North Korea and Russia reused a vulnerability stolen from the U.S. government to conduct the WannaCry and NotPetya ransomware attacks. Is the theft and reuse of vulnerabili…

January 17, 2018

Adnan Abidi/Reuters Is Israel’s International Isolation Diminishing?

Votes against Israel at the United Nations over the decades seem to indicate it is a pariah nation, but the country’s expanding bilateral ties tell a different story.

May 6, 2011

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011. The End of the "Peace Process"

Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal (R) talks with President Mahmoud Abbas (L) during their meeting in Cairo May 4, 2011. (Ho New/Courtesy Reuters) The agreement between Fatah and Hamas marks the end of a l…

April 18, 2017

Play Pollard_EC.jpg A Conversation With Daniel Kahneman

Daniel Kahneman discusses insights from behavioral economics.

January 29, 2016

Lightning strikes over a power station during a storm in the city of Ashkelon, Israel, October 28, 2015. Reports this week that the Israeli power grid had been hacked turned out to be false. (Amir Cohen/Reuters) Cyber Week in Review: January 29, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. Press speculation gives misleading account of attack on Israel Electric Authority. Israel’s E…

March 10, 2015

Jim Jong Un CFR Net Politics DPRK North Korea Cyber Guest Post: Is the Sony Hack the Dawn of Cyber Deterrence?

Ram Levi is the CEO of Konfidas, a cybersecurity consulting firm, and a Senior Fellow at the Yuval Ne’eman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security. He formerly served as the secretary of the Is…

May 3, 2012

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Israel's defense minister Ehud Barak sits across from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly cabinet meeting in Jerusalem on April 29, 2012 (Ronen Zvulun/Courtesy Reuters). Middle East Matters This Week: Syria’s Cease-fire Tatters, Former Israeli Security Officials Speak out on Iran

Significant Middle East Developments Syria. The United Nations announced today that the three-week old truce in Syria "is not holding." Major General Robert Mood, chief of the UN Supervision Mission…