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January 27, 2014

Fossil Fuels
Implications of Reduced Oil Imports for the U.S. Trade Deficit

Robert Lawrence shows that, absent other changes in the economy, benefits from declining oil imports for the long-term U.S. trade deficit have been overstated.

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October 21, 2014

Digital Policy
Holding the Multistakeholder Line at the ITU

The United States heads to the 2014 International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, South Korea, looking to defend its approach to Internet governance. Washington an…

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October 22, 2014

Digital Policy
Internet Governance and the ITU: Maintaining the Multistakeholder Approach

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is often considered an obscure technical organization, dealing with radio spectrum, satellite orbits, and telecommunications, that is not worthy of sus…

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October 23, 2015

Digital Policy
Improving Supply-Chain Policy for U.S. Government Procurement of Technology

Policymakers around the world are increasingly concerned about the security of information and communications technology (ICT) supply chains. As governments rely more on ICT to conduct services, they…

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January 1, 2003

Iraq
Guiding Principles for U.S. Post-Conflict Policy in Iraq

Overview As we gain perspective on the initial postwar period in Iraq, a conventional wisdom has formed about key mistakes the U.S. government made in the early months of the occupation. This pres…

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February 18, 2016

Privacy
Protecting Data Privacy With User-Friendly Software

Protecting the privacy of user data from unauthorized access is essential for business executives, policymakers, and users themselves. The pace of targeted attacks and massive data breaches is only i…

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June 1, 2016

Digital Policy
A New Framework for Cross-Border Data Flows

Introduction The flow of data across international borders creates jurisdictional challenges, as the data itself and the person generating it may be subject to different countries’ laws. Internati…

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February 21, 2017

Digital Policy
Maintaining U.S. Leadership on Internet Governance

After almost two decades of overseeing the internet naming and addressing system, the U.S. government transferred the responsibility to a coalition of industry, civil society, and government stakehol…

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December 9, 2002

Bosnia and Herzegovina
Balkans 2010

Overview Despite years of involvement by the United States and its allies, the Balkans region is suffering from economic stagnation and high unemployment; hundreds of thousands of refugees still a…

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June 26, 2017

Cybersecurity
The Case for Reforming Section 702 of U.S. Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Law

To rein in the NSA’s collection, monitoring, and searching of U.S. citizens’ communications, Congress should reform section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Amendments Act.

A man uses headphones while working at the Justice Ministry's agency for communications capturing in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on July 14, 2016.