June 13, 2019

Boko Haram
New Audio Offers Potential Window Into ISWA Decision-Making

Abdulbasit Kassim, leading Boko Haram scholar, recently discovered a thirty-eight-minute recording of a purported Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA) communique. I translated it from the original Kanuri. It provides a particular version and explanation of ISWA's immediate history, and sheds light on why the group executed Mamman Nur, one of the Boko Haram’s founding fathers and an influential ideologue, its internal decision-making, and ISWA’s relationship with the Islamic State (IS). It is not clear, however, the extent to which what is described in the audio is true to what actually happened. 

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June 13, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Five Questions with Denise Ho: From the Front Lines of the Hong Kong Protests

The Five Questions Series is a forum for scholars, government officials, civil society leaders, and foreign policy practitioners to provide timely analysis of new developments related to the advancem…

Hong Kong democracy activist Denise Ho live-streaming protest clashes with police on Facebook.

June 12, 2019

Women and Women's Rights
Women Revolutionizing Blockchain: Cryptocurrencies for Change

Will cryptocurrencies radically alter the world's financial institutions? If so, will women help redesign them and will their needs as economic actors be taken into account? Amber Baldet, cofounder a…

Podcast A man stands near an advertisement of a cryptocurrency exchange in Tokyo. Advertisements such as this reflect how crypto culture has amplified harmful gender stereotypes.

June 11, 2019

United States
Leveraging Multilateralism to Prevent Conflict: A Conversation with The Elders

The Elders, an independent group of global leaders founded by Nelson Mandela, work to address challenges of peace-building, inequality, exclusion, and injustice in a rapidly changing world. Mary Robi…

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June 10, 2019

Cybersecurity
A National Intelligence Strategy for the New Technology Age

Panelists discuss the advanced threats facing intelligence agencies posed by breakthrough technologies, and how the intelligence community should adapt to sustain a strategic advantage in a rapidly c…

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June 10, 2019

China
Democracy in Hong Kong

As China’s power continues to grow, some fear that the considerable autonomy Hong Kong has enjoyed over the last three decades could slip away.

A Goddess of Democracy statue stands during a candlelight vigil in Hong Kong to commemorate the killing of protesters in Beijing’s Tiananmen Square.

June 6, 2019

Monetary Policy
A Conversation with John C. Williams

John C. Williams discusses the U.S. economy, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

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June 6, 2019

United States
Foreign Affairs Live with George Packer

One of the most celebrated diplomats of his generation, Richard Holbrooke helped normalize U.S. relations with China; served as U.S. ambassador to a newly unified Germany and then to the United Natio…

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June 5, 2019

United States
Election 2020 Series with Jay Inslee: The U.S. Role in Global Climate Action

Governor Inslee discusses international climate policy and U.S. leadership in global climate action.

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June 3, 2019

Cybersecurity
What Tech Giants Can Learn From Hackers: Ethical Lessons in Cybersecurity

The Cult of the Dead Cow (cDc) is one of the oldest and most influential U.S. hacking groups, one that popularized the concept of “hacktivism” and defined it as security work in defense of human righ…

Play A man at the Def Con hacker convention in Las Vegas.