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July 27, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: July 22, 2022

Tech companies accused of allowing Russian propaganda; Alibaba executives called in for questioning; DHS accused of misusing location data; House passes NDAA; China accused of hacking Belgian Ministr…

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August 3, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q2 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between March and June 2022. 

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June 1, 2022

Cybersecurity
New Entries in the CFR Cyber Operations Tracker: Q1 2022

An update of the Council on Foreign Relations' Cyber Operations Tracker for the period between January and March 2022. 

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November 21, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudis Are Hoping Mohammed bin Salman Will Drain the Swamp

A road trip among ordinary Saudis revealed high hopes, and hardly any worries, about the country's new political era.

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September 14, 2012

United States
Egypt: Mohammed, KFC, and US

I have been traveling most of this week, watching events in the Middle East unfold from the American heartland.  The reaction among many of the people there was a mix of shock, anxiety, and fear.  Th…

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December 5, 2012

Egypt
The Zionist Plot of Amr Moussa and Mohammed El Baradei

Those who wish to remain optimistic about political developments in Egypt must today contend with a most ridiculous yet still serious development. The new Prosecutor General, Talaat Ibrahim Abdallah…

April 14, 2022

Nigeria
State Department Report Highlights Magnitude of Human Rights Challenge in Nigeria

The just released Nigeria 2021 Human Rights Report confirms what observers and rights advocates already know about the Nigerian state’s execrable human rights record and the increasingly dismal daily experience of Nigerians. Released annually since 1977 by the United States Department of State, the Country Reports on Human Rights Practices are a critical gauge of the human rights situation across the world.

Nigerian protestors walk the streets with posters in hand.

March 10, 2014

Sub-Saharan Africa
Aliyu Mohammed Gusau Named Nigeria’s Defense Minister

Approximately 1,300 people have been killed since the beginning of the year, and 130 in the first week of March, in violence associated with “Boko Haram” in northern Nigeria. The carnage is accelerat…

Nigerian Troops

June 26, 2017

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia's Untested New Crown Prince: Mohammed Bin Salman Has High Hopes, But Rises to Power at a Dangerous Moment

King Salman's son Mohammed is now the desert kingdom's dominant figure—and the challenges before him are huge.

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