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May 11, 2022

Climate Change
Cooling the Planet Through Solar Reflection

Stewart M. Patrick, the James H. Binger senior fellow in global governance and director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program at CFR, and Robert J. Lempert, principal resear…

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March 21, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Proxies in the Ukraine Conflict: Implications for International Norms

Ukraine has openly leveraged proxies to launch cyberattacks against Russia and Belarus. The situation presents a potential roadblock for U.S. efforts to set norms in cyberspace.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin shake hands in front of a glass door.

November 10, 2021

U.S. Foreign Policy
TWE Book and Film Recommendations

Looking for something to read or watch? Here is a list of all the books and films recommended on The Water’s Edge.

https://www.cfr.org/blog/twe-book-and-film-recommendations

March 6, 2020

Authoritarianism
The Rise of Digital Dictators, With Andrea Kendall-Taylor

Andrea Kendall-Taylor, senior fellow and director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS), sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the increasing use…

Podcast Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Chinese President Xi Jinping visit an exhibition on the history of the Russian-Chinese trade and economic cooperation on the sidelines of the Eastern Economic Forum in Vladivostok, Russia.

October 11, 2018

Global Governance
Global Governance to Combat Illicit Financial Flows

Illicit financial flows are one of the most important features of globalization’s dark side. However, unlike other illicit or dangerous cross-border flows, these flows bear almost no markers in and of themselves.

Replicas of Brazilian banknotes are hung on a clothesline during a protest of the national union of prosecutors against money laundering in Brazil, at the Esplanade of Ministries in Brasilia, on March 18, 2015. (Ueslei Marcelino/Reuters)

June 2, 2021

United Kingdom
Virtual Roundtable: The Post-Election Future of Scotland

David Scheffer: Well, thank you and welcome to everyone. I see some familiar names on the participant list, and I'm heartened that there is such interest in the future of Scotland among all of you…

Play People hold Scotish flags during a rally in support of Scotland's independence referendum, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, September 18, 2014.

October 24, 2018

Transnational Crime
Taking Stock of the Global Fight Against Illicit Financial Flows

A growing number of actors have joined the fight against dirty money. The success of global efforts to combat illicit financial flows, however, remains uncertain. 

A cash withdrawal of Ethiopian Birr at a bank in Addis Ababa.

December 9, 2020

European Union
Emerging Technology and a Reimagined U.S.-EU Partnership

The recently announced EU proposal is a welcome development that recognizes the economic dimensions of great power competition.

European Union flags flutter outside the European Commission headquarters in Brussels.

February 3, 2021

Cybersecurity
Time to End the Dual Hat?

Following the SolarWinds breach, there have been renewed calls for the end of the dual-hat authority that governs the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command.

Lieutenant General Paul Nakasone, head of the National Security Agency and US Cyber Command.

February 8, 2021

Cybersecurity
The Right Response to SolarWinds

A strongly worded message has been sent to Moscow, but a forcible response that changes minds is elusive.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers a foreign policy address as Vice President Kamala Harris and Secretary of State Antony Blinken listen during a visit to the State Department.