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July 23, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Alex Perry on Nigeria’s Boko Haram

With its violence, its ritualized executions, its mixture of the utterly archaic with AK-47s and YouTube videos, its behavior modeling based on a nineteenth century interpretation of an obscure medie…

The Hunt for Boko Haram: Investigating the Terror Tearing Nigeria Apart, by Alex Perry

July 1, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Operations Tracker

The Digital and Cyberspace Policy program’s cyber operations tracker is a database of the publicly known state-sponsored incidents that have occurred since 2005. Know of an incident not listed in the…

Cyber Operations Tracker

October 18, 2019

U.S. Foreign Policy
Foreign Policy Roundup: The Democratic Debate, Trade Policy, and the Iran Nuclear Deal

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy on the campaign trail.

Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren debate during the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate in Westerville, Ohio, U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

October 2, 2019

Tanzania
International Health Officials and Tanzania Clash Over Potential Ebola Case

On September 8, a woman in her mid-thirties died in Tanzania of apparently Ebola-like symptoms. Tanzanian health officials conducted an autopsy, but ruled that Ebola was not the cause of death. The p…

Health workers dressed in protective suits stand on the other side of an orange fence.

September 24, 2019

Donald Trump
Patriot Games: President Trump Again Puts the “Nation” in United Nations

Though Trump’s tone was solemn and even-keeled, the overall thrust of his UN General Assembly speech was of transactional nationalism, emphasizing the importance of pursuing national interests and co…

U.S. President Donald J. Trump addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, NY on September 24, 2019.

April 23, 2018

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q1 2018

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period of January 1 to March 31, 2018.

Cyber Tracker

March 9, 2015

Cybersecurity
CSI: Cyber Is More Cyber Hype We Don’t Need

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. In case you missed it, the premiere of CSI: Cyber aired last Thursday. I’ve …

Patricia Arquette Cyber CSI CFR Net Politics

September 14, 2016

South Sudan
Understanding the Roots of Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.

February 24, 2015

Cybersecurity
A Red Cross for Cyberspace Is a Novel Idea, but Would it Work?

Alex Grigsby is the assistant director for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy program at the Council on Foreign Relations. Tim Maurer and Duncan Hollis from the New America Foundation published a pie…

Red Cross CFR Cyber Net Politics