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September 25, 2012

Question of the Week: The Millennium Development Goals

What impact have the Millennium Development Goals had, and what should follow them after they expire? Question of the Week posts review important questions and controversies in global development b…


May 27, 2012

Middle East and North Africa
Disgrace in Syria

Headlines around the world this weekend tell of a massacre in Syria: artillery killed ninety people, of whom a third were children, in one village. The Assad regime has of course denied responsibilit…

June 24, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: Trump Gives Brexit a Thumbs Up

Global markets aren’t happy with the British vote to exit the European Union. But Donald Trump sure is. At a press conference for the opening of his new luxury golf resort, Trump Turnberry in western…


June 10, 2016

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: The American Public’s Mixed Mood

And then there were two. Nearly fifteen months after the first candidate officially declared for the presidency, we finally have our two presumptive nominees. As Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump make…


April 15, 2016

Cyber Week in Review: April 15, 2016

Here is a quick round-up of this week’s technology headlines and related stories you may have missed. 1. The relationship between Silicon Valley and Washington isn’t improving. Microsoft is taking t…

Microsoft is challenging a rule that prohibits it from informing customers when the U.S. government has accessed their data. (Mike Segar/Reuters)

February 15, 2016

TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-three men—and they have all been men, though that may change next January 20—who have been president on Presidents’ Day by posti…


October 6, 2015

Live Today: What to Do About Cyberattacks?

Tune in today at 12:45 p.m. for a CFR event entitled "What to Do About Cyberattacks?" Styled as a mock National Security Council meeting, I’ll be on stage with Michael Hayden, former director of the …

CFR Event Cyber Net Politics what to do about cyberattacks

October 30, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: Taking the Back Seat

Foreign policy continues to take a back seat on the campaign trail. Republican candidates debated on Wednesday night, but they said little about turmoil in the Middle East, the rise of China, or the …


November 6, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Friday Foreign Policy Roundup: U.S. Forces on the Ground in Syria

President Obama’s announcement last Friday that he is sending about fifty special operations forces to Syria to fight the self-proclaimed Islamic State sparked some foreign policy talk on the campaig…


October 23, 2015

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2016 Weekly Foreign Policy Roundup: 9/11, Afghanistan, and Benghazi

Campaign 2016 didn’t generate a lot of foreign policy news this week. To the extent it did, the candidates were rehashing the past rather than laying out what they would do in the future. Most of the…