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October 13, 2017

Iran Nuclear Agreement
Kerry-Zarif-RTX22N89.jpg The Impact of the Iran Nuclear Agreement

Iran has restricted its nuclear program and given international inspectors unprecedented access, but it has not seen the economy recovery expected in the aftermath of the agreement with international…

October 12, 2017

China
Chinese President Xi Jinping arrives at the Great Hall of the People in Beijng to celebrate the ninetieth anniversary of the People's Liberation Army, August 1, 2017. Making Sense of China’s Nineteenth Party Congress

As China’s senior Communist Party members anoint its future leaders, President Xi Jinping is poised to solidify his position and power at next week’s party congress.

August 31, 2017

Sub-Saharan Africa
Senator-Coons-West-Africa-CODEL Codel to West Africa

With the exception of U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Halley, the Trump administration has shown little interest in Africa. It has been very slow to make Africa-related appointments: there is still n…

August 28, 2017

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
Ex Machina The Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities to Artificial Intelligence

The tech world hopes that artificial intelligence (AI) will make our lives easier, but are they paying enough attention to its inherent cybersecurity vulnerabilities?

July 21, 2017

Digital Policy
Chris Painter Cyber Week in Review: July 21, 2017

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed: 1. What am I going to do with all this diet coke now? Christopher Painter, the State Departmen…

July 19, 2017

Digital Policy
Reading on the beach Your Summer Reading List Needs More Cyber

Reading about the relevance of Thucydides to cyberspace makes for excellent beach reading.

July 17, 2017

Digital Policy
Note-taking Report Watch Vol. III: State Control of Online Content

A look at the latest digital and cyber scholarship: computational propaganda, trolls in China, and internet censorship.

July 6, 2017

China
The Foreign Asset Position of Chinese Banks The Foreign Asset Position of Chinese Banks

Some thoughts on how China's state banks may have funded their growing external loan portfolio

June 19, 2017

Global
TWNW Reading What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast last week. Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, senior fellow for Women and Foreign Policy and best…

October 10, 2016

Asia
vietnam-a-modern-history Review of "The Penguin History of Modern Vietnam" by Christopher Goscha

In forty years, the relationship between the United States and Vietnam has swung about as widely as is possible. In 1975, the United States cut diplomatic ties with the country after the end of the V…