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June 4, 2024

Digital Policy
Shaping the Future: Lessons from 20 Years of Digital Cooperation

Last week, world leaders met on WSIS' 20th anniversary. In keeping with WSIS commitments, leaders need to boost digital skills, use AI to advance the SDGs, and tackle tech's climate impact to create …

U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan speaks at the inaugural session of the second U.N.'s World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) in Tunis on November 16, 2005

May 31, 2024

United States
Digital Diplomacy's New Dawn—Decoding Foreign Disinformation and Fostering Resilience

Liz Allen, U.S. Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, discusses her role in countering disinformation, combatting foreign malign influence, and fostering a resilient global…

Play Men are silhouetted against a blue screen as they hold up their smartphones.

April 12, 2024

China’s New Currency Peg

The peg that shall not be named, and all the trouble that creates.

China’s New Currency Peg

February 9, 2024

Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

February 13, 2024

Censorship and Freedom of Expression
Press Freedom and Digital Safety

Ela Stapley, digital security advisor at the International Women's Media Foundation, discusses strategies for the safety of journalists as they report on the 2024 election cycle. Tat Bellamy-Walker, …

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July 17, 2024

Danish Prime Minister Rallies Urgently Needed Support for Ukraine

Mette Frederiksen of Denmark discusses strengthening U.S.-European ties, stopping Russian hybrid warfare, and shoring up democracy via safer digital technology. 

Discussion with Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen and Linda Robinson, Senior fellow for women and foreign policy at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR).

January 17, 2024

Technology and Innovation
The Crypto Question: Bitcoin, Digital Dollars, and the Future of Money

The dizzying rise of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has created new challenges for governments and central banks. Increasing popularity and high levels of market volatility have raised the stakes…

A technician inspects the backside of a bitcoin mining operation in Quebec, Canada.

February 5, 2024

China’s New Currency Playbook

China’s pivot to a new strategy of indirect intervention through its large state banks requires new approaches to policing currency policies by both the U.S. Treasury and IMF.

Settlement by banks in China vs. Yuan-Dollar Exchange Rate

April 4, 2024

United States
CFR Welcomes Millie Tran as Chief Digital Content Officer

The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is pleased to welcome Millie Tran as vice president and chief digital content officer. In this newly expanded role, she will oversee the digital content team an…