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August 12, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: August 12, 2022

U.S. sanctions Tornado Cash; Samsung invests $3.3 billion in Vietnam; Biden signs CHIPS and Science Act; Greek Prime Minister rocked by spying scandal; China investigates microchip fund.

Joe Biden sits behind a desk with the Presidential Seal on it, flanked by a group of people clapping.

August 10, 2022

Climate Change
What the Historic U.S. Climate Bill Gets Right and Gets Wrong

The Inflation Reduction Act promises the largest investment in climate action in U.S. history—$370 billion—and could lead to significant emissions reductions over the next decade.  

August 3, 2022

Taiwan
Why China-Taiwan Relations Are So Tense

Taiwan has the potential to be a flash point in U.S.-China relations. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s trip to Taipei in 2022 heightened tensions.

A helicopter flies a Taiwanese flag through the air.

August 3, 2022

Mexico
The U.S. Immigration Debate

Comprehensive immigration reform has eluded Congress for years, moving controversial policy decisions into the executive and judicial branches of government.

Migrant families wait in line to seek asylum with U.S. Border Patrol agents in Hidalgo, Texas.

August 1, 2022

Nigeria
Nigeria in Uncharted Waters

The contending scenarios as social order breaks down.

A woman holds a poster of President Muhammadu Buhari that reads "President Buhari Pls Help Us" alongside others in a protest.

July 29, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Cyber Week in Review: July 29, 2022

New cybersecurity requirements for pipelines; U.S. and Saudi Arabia sign new agreement; CAC fines Didi $1.2 billion; FBI investigation into Huawei publicized; CHIPS Act passed by Senate.

Joe Biden and Mohammed bin Salman walk in front of a group of officials.

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…

Jack Ma raises his finger and looks away from the camera in front of a blue background.

July 26, 2022

United States
By Letting the Innovation Bill Fall Apart, Congress Misses a Chance to Spur Clean Energy Technology

The clean energy provisions of the USICA Bill that have been abandoned would have helped the U.S. solar industry to be more competitive with and less reliant on China.

A worker builds a crate at a solar panel manufacturer, First Solar, in Perrysburg, Ohio

July 26, 2022

Japan
Mixed Messages from Japanese Courts on Same-Sex Marriage

The Osaka District Court ruled against the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in Japan while local government in Tokyo increased access to same-sex civil partnerships this summer.

The four plaintiffs, two men and two women, walk down a sidewalk holding a banner calling for marriage equality in Japan, followed by a small group of supporters.

July 25, 2022

Infectious Diseases
Why Hasn’t the World Eradicated Polio?

The world is inching closer to eradicating polio, but armed conflicts and opposition to vaccines stand in the way of finally eliminating the disease.

A health worker marks the finger of a child with indelible ink during an anti-polio campaign at an Afghan refugee settlement on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.