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November 16, 2017

Cybersecurity
Grading the New Vulnerabilities Equities Policy: Pass

The new vulnerabilities equities process gets a passing grade but there is still room for improvement. 

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November 13, 2017

Digital Policy
Report Watch Vol. IV: Tracking Digital and Cyber Scholarship So You Don’t Have To

Alexandra Kilroy is an intern for the Digital and Cyberspace Policy Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. For those new to Net Politics, our report-watch series of posts distills the most …

Student in the stacks

January 17, 2017

International Organizations
Global Agenda: The Roots of Trump’s Trade Rage

This blog post is part of a series entitled Global Agenda, in which experts will identify major global challenges facing President-Elect Trump, the options available to him, and what is at stake for …

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January 11, 2017

United States
The U.S. Needs More Manufactured Exports

I previously have noted that—if you exclude processing imports—China’s imports of manufactures are low relative to its GDP. I suspect the interlinked "China, Inc" connections between Party and State …

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October 17, 2016

Development
For the People and By the People: Shaping Norms for the Internet of Things

Susan Ariel Aaronson is a research professor and cross-disciplinary fellow at George Washington University. Ethan Wham is social media consultant and a member of the greater Washington, DC chapter of…

January 17, 2014

United States
Vacant: The Post of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom

When the Obama administration began, the post of Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom was vacant. This post, at the State Department, was established by the International Religious…

May 16, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: New Education Advocacy Groups Shape Debate

Since the 1960s, teacher unions have been the primary lobbyists on education policy, but new advocacy groups are emerging (Education Week). These single-issue groups are gaining traction on Capitol H…

Michelle Rhee, founder and CEO of StudentsFirst and former chancellor of DC public schools, speaks at the "Educated Workforce" session of an economic forum in 2009. (Hyungwon Kang/Courtesy Reuters)

April 17, 2012

Education
Visas and Travel: One Step Forward, Two to Go

Large, bureaucracies are notoriously difficult to move, but when they do it can sometimes happen with extraordinary speed. Consider what has happened on U.S. visa processing over the past six months …

President Obama speaking in front of Cinderella's Castle at Disney World's Magic Kingdom on January 19, 2012 (Kevin Lamarque/Courtesy Reuters).

February 10, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: U.S. Pressured to Adopt Int'l Accounting Standards

The United States faces renewed calls from other G20 countries to adopt international accounting standards (Reuters), with the intention of providing uniformity and improved transparency for both glo…

January 26, 2012

Education
Innovation In Government: A Safer and Speedier Visa System

The Council on Foreign Relations has published today the first Policy Innovation Memorandum (PIM) coming out of the Renewing America initiative, "Faster, Safer, and Smarter: A Modern Visa System for …

An officer validates a visa on a student's passport (Charles Platiau/Courtesy Reuters).