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November 22, 2016

Cybersecurity
Thinking About Long-Term Cybersecurity: A Conversation With Steven Weber and Betsy Cooper

I had a fascinating conversation with Professor Steven Weber and Dr. Betsy Cooper of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC). We discussed several scenarios that CLTC developed that…

server

August 22, 2018

Maternal and Child Health
Pregnant in a War Zone: Why Respectful Maternity Care Matters in Humanitarian Settings

Last month, White Ribbon Alliance and the American Refugee Committee convened a first-of-its-kind consultation to forge a new path for prioritizing respectful maternity care in humanitarian settings…

Madame Marcus holds her five-minute-old baby boy after giving birth to her second child at a makeshift hospital run by B-FAST (Belgian First Aid and Support Team).

June 28, 2018

International Law
The Global Implications of Justice Kennedy’s Retirement

Lost in the avalanche of commentary on Associate Justice Anthony M. Kennedy’s retirement from the Supreme Court are its potential ramifications for the U.S. role in the world. Over the past three dec…

Supreme Court Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy speaks during a swearing in ceremony for Judge Neil Gorsuch as an associate justice of the Supreme Court in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC, U.S. on April 10, 2017.

October 10, 2014

China
Pathetic International Response to Ebola Thus Far

Ebola is not showing the international community at its best. Even as Ebola panic seems to be spreading internationally, with possible new cases in Macedonia and the Czech Republic and Ebola deaths i…

ebola response sign

December 6, 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa
Nelson Mandela and American Hopes

In an Expert’s Brief I published yesterday, I reflected on Nelson Mandela’s achievements as the father of the democratic, non-racial South Africa that replaced the odious and repressive apartheid sta…

President Nelson Mandela will celebrate his 80th birthday on July 18.

June 14, 2013

Happy Flag Day!

  Happy Flag Day everyone. Two hundred and thirty-six years ago today, the Second Continental Congress adopted the design that became the American flag. So Happy Birthday, Stars and Stripes! Here a…

A pedestrian walks through a Memorial Day display of American flags on the Boston Common (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters).

June 14, 2011

TWE Remembers: Happy Flag Day!

American flags seen at the Washington Monument. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) Happy Flag Day everyone. Two hundred and thirty-four years ago today, the Second Continental Congress adopted the de…

American flags seen at the Washington Monument. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters)