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October 25, 2017

North Korea
North Korea’s Offensive Cyber Program Might Be Good, But Is it Effective?

North Korea's activities in cyberspace have drawn a lot of attention but there is little evidence that they are strategically significant.

Kim Jong un computer

October 30, 2018

Global
The Rise of Global Populism

Panelists discuss the recent rise to prominence of populist parties around the world, the policy priorities of populist leaders, and the consequences for international relations and cooperation.

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October 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
Lost in Cyber Translation? U.S. Cyber Signaling to North Korea

The United States wants to use cyber operations to signal its resolve against North Korea's nuclear program, but it is unclear whether Pyongyang will get the message.

Kim Jong-Un

October 22, 2018

Donald Trump
The Empty Throne: America's Abdication of Global Leadership

Ivo H. Daalder and James M. Lindsay present their new book, The Empty Throne: America’s Abdication of Global Leadership, which argues that the world order the United States created and led for seven …

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September 27, 2017

North Korea
Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

Last week, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un released an unprecedented direct statement through KCNA in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s bombastic UN General Assembly speech. It deserves caref…

Kim Jong Un’s Direct Response to Trump’s Threatening UN Speech

July 3, 2017

China
Strong Evidence That China's Tourism Deficit Is Overstated

Comments on an important new Federal Reserve Working Paper by Anna Wong

Strong Evidence That China's Tourism Deficit Is Overstated

September 4, 2012

China
The Dog That Didn’t Bark: Why No China-Japan Hacking War Over Diaoyutai/Senkaku (Yet)?

Website defacement played a large part of the standoff between China and the Philippines over the Scarborough Shoal/Huangyan Island. From April 20 until May 18 hackers on both sides traded blows, pos…

Activists from the Action Committee for Defending the Diaoyu Islands shout slogans and wave the Chinese flag in Hong Kong

May 15, 2017

Saudi Arabia
How Stable Is Saudi Arabia?

Saudi Arabia’s stability is not under immediate threat, but questions about the Kingdom's fate in longer-term will persist.

Saudi Arabia's King Salman poses after receiving an an honorary PhD from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

May 18, 2018

United States
The Reality of Modern Slavery

From debt bondage in India, forced labor in North Korea, and human trafficking in Europe and the United States, an estimated 40.3 million people worldwide are victims of modern slavery.

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May 11, 2018

North Korea
Changing Strategic Circumstances in Asia

With the recent Inter-Korean Summit, U.S.-China trade disagreements, and unrest in much of the region, the balance of power in Asia continues to be in a state of flux.

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