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November 19, 2018

Cybersecurity
Zero Botnets

Botnets—groups of computers infected with malicious software often used for crime—cost the economy billions of dollars each year. Technology makers, ISPs, cybersecurity companies, and law enforcement need to work together across the globe to fight botnets.

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February 20, 2018

Indonesia
Keeping the U.S.-Indonesia Relationship Moving Forward

The United States and Indonesia should collaborate on checking China’s growing assertiveness in the South China Sea and combating terrorism and piracy in Southeast Asia, while aiming for modest but achievable improvements in economic relations.

The guided-missile destroyer USS Stethem leads a group of Indonesian navy ships in formation during a pass and review with the multipurpose amphibious assault ship USS Essex, in this photo dated November 20, 2011. Stethem was anchored off the coast of Bali, Indonesia, for a port visit. (Terry Matlock/U.S. Navy)

January 19, 2018

Russia
Containing Russia

The United States has failed to elevate Russia’s intervention in U.S. elections to the national priority that it is, and it has neglected to respond to it in a way sufficient to deter future attacks,…

Containing Russia

March 6, 2017

Russia
Reducing Tensions Between Russia and NATO

Kimberly Marten outlines how U.S. policymakers can deter Russian aggression with robust support for NATO, while reassuring Russia of NATO’s defensive intentions through clear words and actions based in international law.

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January 24, 2017

Cybersecurity
Rebuilding Trust Between Silicon Valley and Washington

Overview Cyber threats to the United States are escalating in sophistication and magnitude, but mistrust between Washington and Silicon Valley continues to stymie progress on cybersecurity. In a n…

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April 10, 2015

Grand Strategy
Revising U.S. Grand Strategy Toward China

Overview "China represents and will remain the most significant competitor to the United States for decades to come. As such, the need for a more coherent U.S. response to increasing Chinese power…

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November 19, 2014

Nigeria
U.S. Policy to Counter Nigeria's Boko Haram

Overview The militant Islamist group Boko Haram's increasingly bold attacks in Nigeria—most notably its April kidnapping of nearly three hundred female students—threaten to fuel further Muslim-Chr…

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November 19, 2014

Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and Disarmament
Strategic Stability in the Second Nuclear Age

The world has entered a second nuclear age shaped by rising nuclear states and military technologies. Gregory Koblentz argues that the United States should work with the other nuclear-armed states to manage threats to nuclear stability in the near term and establish processes for multilateral arms control efforts over the longer term.

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June 20, 2014

Defense Technology
Limiting Armed Drone Proliferation

Overview The Obama administration should pursue a strategy that places clear limits on its own sale and use of armed drones lest these weapons proliferate and their use becomes widespread. These a…

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November 26, 2013

Afghanistan
Afghanistan After the Drawdown

Overview Following the recent endorsement of the U.S.-Afghanistan bilateral security agreement by Afghanistan's Loya Jirga, a new CFR report from the Center for Preventive Action (CPA) outlines th…

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