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January 30, 2018

Ukraine
Cyber Mercenaries and the Crisis in Ukraine

Many states outsource their cyber operations to non-state actors, with varying degrees of control over their actions. The crisis in Ukraine is a perfect example of this phenomenon. 

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November 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
Grading the New Vulnerabilities Equities Policy: Pass

The new vulnerabilities equities process gets a passing grade but there is still room for improvement. 

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October 30, 2017

Digital Policy
Bringing Transparency and Accountability to Online Political Ads

The internet makes it easy for political ad buyers to obfuscate their donors and handlers. Despite the challenges, there are significant steps that Congress and social media platforms can take to imp…

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June 13, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
An Uptick in Somali Piracy Caused by a Wave of Poor Maritime Decision-Making

Cheryl Strauss Einhorn is the creator of the AREA Method, a decision-making system for individuals and companies to solve complex problems. Cheryl is the founder of CSE Consulting and the author of t…

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March 2, 2017

Wars and Conflict
Insights from a CFR Symposium on Women’s Contributions to Peace and Security Processes

At a December 2016 symposium entitled “Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention and Resolution,” CFR hosted three panel discussions in Washington, DC, with government officials, civil society exp…

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April 27, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Multinationals Hiring, but Mostly Overseas

According to the Wall Street Journal, large U.S. multinationals added new jobs faster than other U.S. firms, but 75 percent were overseas. Economists believe that companies are not shifting work out …

Employees stand in front of the gate to a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Chongqing municipality, China. (Stringer/Courtesy Reuters)

June 10, 2015

Fossil Fuels
Hydraulic Fracturing (Fracking)

Hydraulic fracturing has unlocked huge reserves of shale gas and oil, transforming the energy outlook in the United States and the world, even as local opposition and falling world prices threaten th…

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The David Rockefeller Studies Program—CFR's think tank—analyzes pressing global challenges and offers actionable steps that policymakers and citizens can take to address them. The more than seventy f…

April 6, 2017

Global
A Conversation with Senator Ben Cardin: Anticorruption in U.S. Foreign Policy under the Trump Administration

Senator Ben Cardin discusses corruption's effect on economic and social inequalities, investment, development, and democratic institutions.

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November 21, 2016

Religion
Immigration and the Changing Face of America

Policy experts and scholars of religion discuss immigration and demographic trends in the United States.

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