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January 10, 2020

Election 2020
Campaign Foreign Policy Roundup: Elizabeth Warren Endorses the USMCA

Each Friday, I look at what the presidential challengers are saying about foreign policy. This week: Elizabeth Warren says she will vote for NAFTA’s replacement, the candidates tout Congress’s war po…

Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks to a crowd in Davenport, Iowa, on January 5. Daniel Acker/Reuters

July 1, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Under the Radar: People with Albinism in Eastern and Southern Africa

Nathan Birhanu is an intern for the Council on Foreign Relations Africa Studies program. He is a graduate of Fordham University’s Graduate Program in International Political Economy & Development. A…

Under the Radar: People with Albinism in Eastern and Southern Africa

November 14, 2019

Mali
Foreign Troops Fighting Jihadists in the Sahel Face Criticism as Terror Grows

In response to the proliferation of ostensibly jihadist groups in the Sahel, governments have deployed more than 20,000 international and local troops, comprising 4,500 French soldieries, 13,000 UN peacekeepers, and about 5,000 troops connected to the G5 Sahel—an initiative godfathered by France and including Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, and Niger. But terror groups have endured and grown more deadly.  

A French soldier kneels with his weapon while a camel stands in the background in a semi-arid landscape.

November 6, 2019

Election 2020
The President’s Inbox: Should the United States Do Less Overseas?

The latest episode of The President’s Inbox is now live. The Iowa caucuses, the formal start of the presidential nominating process, are just three months away. Given that elections matter for U.S. f…

An American flag flies on the edge of the Atlantic ocean.

November 3, 2019

Cybersecurity
China Is Moving Quickly on 5G, but the United States Is Not Out of the Game

China’s 5G rollout is happening quickly, causing some to worry that the United States is losing in a race for the next generation of communications technologies. However, this does not paint the comp…

A woman using her mobile phone walks past a vehicle covered in a China Unicom 5G advertisement in Beijing, China September 17, 2019.

May 31, 2019

Technology and Innovation
What 5G Means for Energy

This is a guest post by Chris Bronk, assistant professor of computer and information systems and associate director of the Center for Information Security Research and Education at the University of …

China Telecom technicians test an equipment at the 5G network base station near Yellow River in Lanzhou, Gansu province, China May 16, 2019. Picture taken May 16, 2019.

June 1, 2011

Climate Change
One Cheer for Chris Christie

People who care about climate change are understandably upset with Chris Christie’s announcement that he’s pulling New Jersey out of the Regional Greeenhouse Gas Initiative (RGGI), the first-of-a-kin…

February 11, 2019

Election 2020
Meet Kamala Harris, Democratic Presidential Candidate

Update: Kamala Harris announced on December 3, 2019, that she was ending her campaign. Government prosecutors often have political ambitions. The list of prosecutors who became mayor (think Rudy G…

Kamala 2020

October 8, 2018

United States
The White House National Cyber Strategy: Continuity with a Hint of Hyperbole

There seems to be a general consensus that the White House's new cyber strategy is a continuation of existing policy. However, the us-versus-them approach the strategy takes could pose a problem. 

The White House

September 6, 2016

Cybersecurity
Hackers, Pen Tests, and Security Research: A Conversation with Chris Rohlf

I spoke with Chris Rohlf, former head of Yahoo’s red team in New York and a thoughtful and respected voice in the security community. Chris has extensive experience as a pen tester, developer, engine…