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June 22, 2022

Russia
Renewing America’s Leadership in the Global Civil Nuclear Energy Market

The U.S. government should streamline U.S. nuclear export licensing procedures and improve financing options to revive American leadership in the global nuclear energy market.

Cooling towers and smoke stacks are seen at the coal powered Pocerady power station near Louny

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 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.

August 10, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Importance of International Norms in Artificial Intelligence Ethics

Artificial intelligence has arrived as a multi-purpose tool. The United States and its allies need to do more to establish norms and ensure AI is used in a way that does not harm human rights.

The leaders of the Group of Seven members stand against a forested and mountainous backdrop.

September 11, 2017

Privacy
Is the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board Back in Business?

The executive branch and Congress have had a love-hate relationship with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. Will a new chairman keep the board relevant?

Security camera at the Capitol

April 12, 2021

Southeast Asia
Myanmar Moves Toward Civil War, Failed State

In the initial days after the Myanmar armed forces launched a coup on February 1, deposing an elected government, the military may have hoped it would be able to pull off the putsch with minimal bloo…

A fire burns on the street during a protest against the military coup, in Mandalay, Myanmar on April 1, 2021.

April 26, 2012

Elections and Voting
Video Brief: Civil Liberties

Civil liberties will present the winner of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections with challenges related to counterterrorism powers and practices, as well as challenges related to privacy rights, says…

September 10, 2012

United States
The Post-9/11 Civil Liberties Debate

Post-9/11 U.S. counterterrorism and surrounding civil liberties issues are unlikely to stray far from currently policy no matter who is in the White House in 2013, says CFR’s Matthew Waxman.

August 24, 2021

Wars and Conflict
Ethiopia’s Civil War, With Michelle Gavin

Michelle Gavin, senior fellow for Africa Studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the fighting in northern Ethiopia between federal government forces and regional Tigrayan forces.

Podcast Participants shout slogans during a rally against The Tigray People's Liberation Front (TPLF) in Addis Ababa on July 22, 2021.

January 19, 2021

China
China’s Growing Trade and Investment in Latin America Outpaces Its Influence in the Region’s Media and Civil Society

The dramatic growth in trade and investment relations between China and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has not yet translated into a significant expansion of Beijing’s influence over the regio…

Members of the Chinese Confucius institute take part in a Lunar New Year celebration in Viña del Mar, Chile on February 3, 2011.