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December 19, 2005

Economics
Tim Adams frets …

Treasury Under Secretary Adams worries about "which developing country is ready to go bust, what hedge fund is heading toward a meltdown, which currency is teetering on the edge of collapse, what pro…

August 27, 2015

Digital Policy
Do Local Laws Belong In a Global Cloud? Q&A with Brad Smith of Microsoft (Part Two)

This is the second part of my Q&A with Microsoft Executive Vice President and General Counsel Brad Smith over the company’s legal battle with the U.S. Department of Justice over e-mails stored in Ire…

Microsoft Cyber Net Politics CFR

August 26, 2015

Digital Policy
Do Local Laws Belong In a Global Cloud? Q&A with Brad Smith of Microsoft (Part One)

In December 2013, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) served Microsoft with a warrant requiring the company to hand over the e-mails of a Microsoft customer suspected of drug trafficking. Microsoft …

CFR Cyber Net Politics Microsoft Data Center

January 10, 2020

China
Cyber Week in Review: January 10, 2020

Trump administration pressed Dutch government to cancel sale of chip equipment to China; Congressional commission mulls new private sector reporting requirements; DHS warns of cyberattacks following …

Employees are seen working on the final assembly of ASML's TWINSCAN NXE:3400B semiconductor lithography tool with its panels removed

August 21, 2006

Financial Markets
Is Adam Posen talking about Germany - or the US?

Dan Drezner (and Mark Thoma) liked Adam Posen’s critique of Germany’s emphasis on “competitiveness.”  But when I read parts of Posen’s argument, I kept thinking that he was describing the US or China…

January 17, 2020

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: January 17, 2020

National Security Agency reveals major vulnerability in Microsoft Windows 10; Senators urge $1 billion plan to loosen China’s grip on 5G; India to ease some internet restrictions in Kashmir; Federal …

Journalists use the internet as they work inside a government-run media centre in Srinagar

January 14, 2020

Taiwan
All Sound and No Fury? Will The Trump Administration Get Tough on Currency in April?

A number of Asian countries could be designated as manipulators in the U.S. Treasury's April foreign exchange report. And unlike the politically motivated designation of China last summer, there woul…

All Sound and No Fury? Will The Trump Administration Get Tough on Currency in April?

December 20, 2019

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: Dec 20, 2019

European Union considers curbs on non-EU state-backed companies; India’s shutdown of internet in Kashmir is the longest ever in a democracy; U.S. technology sector rebuffs Trump administration’s effo…

Kashmiri journalists display laptops and placards during a protest demanding restoration of internet service, in Srinagar

December 18, 2019

China
Year in Review 2019: The U.S.-China Tech Cold War Deepens and Expands

2019 saw the escalation of the technology cold war between Beijing and Washington. In 2020, restrictions on the flow of technology between the United States and China will continue as the two countri…

U.S. President Donald Trump and China's President Xi Jinping shake hands after making joint statements at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China

January 6, 2020

China
More Trade Destruction than Trade Diversion Right Now

Earlier in the year, there was a plausible argument that Trump's tariffs were mostly just diverting U.S. demand to other markets. But in recent months imports from China and imports from the United S…

More Trade Destruction than Trade  Diversion Right Now