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August 19, 2019

Military Operations
Sea Power: The U.S. Navy and Foreign Policy

The U.S. Navy’s dominance of the world’s oceans has made it an indispensable foreign policy tool as well as a guarantor of global trade, but a mix of challenges is raising difficult questions about i…

A U.S. cruiser and aircraft carrier during a replenishment-at-sea.

June 21, 2019

Election 2020
Issue Guide: The First 2020 Democratic Presidential Debates

The Democratic field could touch on a number of foreign policy issues, from climate change to Iran, during its first prime-time sparring session.

Veteran holds U.S. flag as Sen. Elizabeth Warren speaks on campaign trail.

May 17, 2019

Burkina Faso
Islamist Violence in Burkina Faso Following Familiar Pattern

Islamist terrorist groups in northeast Burkina Faso are following a strategy of violence reminiscent in some ways of Boko Haram’s early days in Nigeria. The groups are attacking Protestant and Catholic churches, killing pastors, priests, and congregants, and also teachers in secular schools.

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April 3, 2019

Somalia
The Controversy Over U.S. Strikes in Somalia

The United States has been helping Somalia fight al-Shabab militants for more than a decade, but rights groups say increasing drone strikes are putting civilians at risk.

Al-Shabab claimed responsibility for a car bomb attack near the presidential palace in Mogadishu.

September 12, 2013

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Washington and Moscow Spar on Syria, Oslo Accords Twenty Years On, Lehman Brothers Collapse Five Years Later

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the continuing crisis in Syria, the twentieth anniversary of the Oslo Accords, and the state of the economy five years after the Lehman …

Russian president Vladimir Putin walks past U.S. president Barack Obama during a group photo at the G20 summit in St. Petersburg (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

October 19, 2012

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The World Next Week: Obama and Romney Debate Foreign Policy, Turkey and Syria Spar, Brahimi Negotiates, and the World Health Summit Convenes

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the final presidential debate; increasing tensions between Turkey and Syria; Lakhdar Brahimi’s effort to negotiate a cease-fire in Syria…

CBS anchorman and debate moderator Bob Schieffer talks to the audience during the final 2008 presidential debate. (Jim Young/ courtesy Reuters)

September 18, 2019

United States
Report Launch of CFR Independent Task Force on Innovation and National Security

For the past three-quarters of a century, the United States has led the world in technological innovation and development. The nation now risks falling behind its competitors, principally China. Inno…

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January 11, 2018

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week In Review: January 11, 2019

This week: the shutdown = bad cyber; the U.S. deals a blow to China's chip dreams; another Huawei executive arrested; and Facebook struggles to comply with Vietnam's new cybersecurity law. 

Turns out the government shutdown isn't good cybersecurity.

July 12, 2018

Russia
Cyber Week in Review: July 13, 2018

This week: the United States indicts GRU officers, Russia's plans on cyber issues for the upcoming UN General Assembly, Twitter disconnects bots, an iOS update that will annoy cops, and a UN panel on…

GRU indictment

June 1, 2018

Niger
The Islamic State "Presence" in the Sahel Is More Complicated Than Affiliates Suggest

The name of the organization conjures association with the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, but caution is required. Evidence that the Islamic State of the Greater Sahara is somehow an extension of the Islamic State in the Middle East or even in Libya is sparse.

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