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January 8, 2018

U.S. Foreign Policy
The Road Not Taken

In chronicling the adventurous life of legendary CIA operative Edward Lansdale, The Road Not Taken definitively reframes our understanding of the Vietnam War.

October 18, 2017

Civil Liberties
Guy Fawkes Tahrir Square Requiem for the Internet Freedom Strategy

The internet was supposed to foster freedom and democracy. It has not panned out as much as some had hoped.

September 11, 2017

Privacy
Security camera at the Capitol 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?

August 23, 2017

International Law
The USS John S. McCain A Cyber Norms Hypothetical: What If the USS John S. McCain Was Hacked?

There has been some wild speculation that a foreign nation might have hacked the navigation systems on the USS John S. McCain. Assuming it is plausible, what would be the implications for internation…

August 16, 2017

Radicalization and Extremism
Charlottesville The U.S. Far Right’s Message of Hate Will Not Prevail Outside Its Internet Echo Chamber

The U.S. far right has learned from the self-declared Islamic State to spread its message of hate online. Fortunately, the neo-Nazi message is less likely to spread offline in the United States.

August 2, 2017

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Islamic State Despite Progress, Combating Terrorist Exploitation of Cyberspace Faces Mounting Problems

This week, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd meets with Silicon Valley to discuss efforts to combat the Islamic State online. She faces an uphill battle.

July 26, 2017

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Rex Tillerson U.S. Cyber Diplomacy Requires More than an Office 

Keeping the Office of the Coordinator for Cyber Issues at State only makes sense if the White House makes cyber diplomacy a foreign policy priority. That's not the case.

August 29, 2017

United States
A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August. Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

October 17, 2017

Kurds
Reuters Can the United States Broker Peace Between Iraq and the Kurds?

Washington should respond to sectarian conflict near Kirkuk by seeking to preserve a united Iraq while supporting Kurdish autonomy.

October 13, 2017

United States
navy birthday Happy 242nd Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 242 years-old today. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with warlike…