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January 10, 2019

Disasters
Averting Global Catastrophe: A New IIGG Blog Series

Nature and technology pose a worrying array of threats to twenty-first century civilization. These global menaces and the catastrophic risks associated with them are the subject of a new Internationa…

A mushroom cloud expands on the horizon.

December 3, 2018

United States
Ten Anniversaries to Note in 2019

Anniversaries recall our triumphs, honor our losses, and mark our tragedies. Two thousand eighteen witnessed many significant anniversaries: the centennial of the end World War I, the fiftieth annive…

D-Day invasion

October 2, 2018

Technology and Innovation
Governing the Next Technological Revolution

With the perils of heedless innovation all too apparent, and with a new and potentially more transformative wave of technical advances in the pipeline, global movements to govern the next technologic…

Children touch the hands of the humanoid robot Roboy at the exhibition Robots on Tour in Zurich on March 9, 2013.

May 14, 2018

Energy and Environment
Taming the Sun

Teaching Notes for Taming the Sun, written by CFR Fellow Varun Sivaram

Taming the Sun Teaching Notes

May 4, 2018

Digital Policy
Cyber Week in Review: May 4, 2018

This week: encrypted messenger problems in the Middle East, domain name seizures, and a subversive cartoon pig gets banned from the Chinese internet. 

Telegram

March 16, 2018

South Africa
Former President Zuma Will Face Prosecution in South Africa

On March 16, Shaun Abrahams of the National Prosecuting Authority announced that Zuma will face sixteen charges of corruption and money laundering stemming from an arms deal in the 1990s.

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February 28, 2018

Middle East and North Africa
Trump’s Middle East Strategy Is Totally Boring

There’s a very familiar method to the administration’s apparent regional madness.

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February 22, 2018

China
China’s Coming Challenge to the U.S. Petro-Economy

U.S. oil production is set to surpass its all-time record monthly high (first set in 1970), and U.S. liquefied natural gas exports are roaring ahead, with 800 billion cubic feet already shipped since…

Electric trucks are shown at BYD headquarters in Shenzhen, China May 25, 2016.

February 8, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
Podcast: Vigilante Groups and Countering Insurgencies in Africa

Vigilante groups usually arise in weak states with deteriorating security situations in which locals feel compelled to take their security into their own hands. The state will often try to co-opt these militias, who are afforded a level of legitimacy in their communities that the military is not, at least initially, and thus have a distinct advantage in counterinsurgency operations.

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January 25, 2018

Cybersecurity
Report Watch Vol. V: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

In this edition: Iran's cyber threat, integrating AI into foreign policy, and the benefits of multistakeholder governance.

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