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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

February 21, 2020

China
Cyber Week in Review: Feb 21, 2020

Multiple countries attribute cyberattacks against Georgia to Russia; China tightens internet controls in response to coronavirus outbreak; Iran targets VPN providers to breach target networks; Bharat…

 A man wearing a face mask checks his mobile phone while riding a subway in the morning

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…

February 14, 2020

China
Cyber Week in Review: Feb 14, 2020

Department of Justice blames Chinese military hackers for 2017 Equifax attack; Personal data of all Israeli voters leaked; Iran partially shuts down internet to thwart cyberattack; UK to empower regu…

Credit cards, a chain and an open padlock is seen in front of displayed Equifax logo

February 7, 2020

Elections and Voting
Cyber Week in Review: Feb 7, 2020

Technical problems delay count in Iowa caucus; Barr proposes U.S. purchase of controlling stakes in Ericsson and Nokia; FCC concludes cell carrier(s) violated law by selling location data; Newly reve…

U.S. Attorney General William Barr

January 31, 2020

China
Cyber Week in Review: January 31, 2020

The United Kingdom won’t ban Huawei; Major UN hack revealed; “SeaTurtle” DNS hijacking campaign reportedly aligned with Turkish government; Department of Interior grounds drone fleet; Facebook settle…

Pedestrians walk past an advertisement promoting the 5G data network at a mobile phone store in London

February 18, 2020

Lebanon
Lebanon’s Imminent Financial Crisis

Lebanon is in a deep financial hole, with no obvious way out.

Lebanon’s Imminent Financial Crisis

February 6, 2020

Coronavirus
Chinese Tech Responds to the Coronavirus

As the new coronavirus has spread from Wuhan to the rest of China, Chinese technology firms have played a prominent role in the battle against the epidemic. These efforts have tied tech companies clo…

A staff member checks the temperature of a passenger entering a subway station, as the country is hit by an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Beijing, China