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July 26, 2022

Cybersecurity
Financial Incentives May Explain the Perceived Lack of Ransomware in Russia’s Latest Assault on Ukraine

Ransomware has been notably absent the barrage of cyberattacks faced by Ukraine since the Russian invasion in February. Financial concerns are likely the reason ransomware groups have stayed out of t…

Vladimir Putin holds his finger up as he speaks in front of two microphones.

May 31, 2022

Financial Markets
The U.S. Financial Crisis

The financial meltdown that started with the bursting of the U.S. housing bubble had worldwide economic repercussions, including recessions, far-reaching regulations, and deep-seated political discontent. Track its buildup and aftermath.

May 3, 2022

United States
James K. Galbraith: Can American-led Global Financial Capitalism Survive?

Trust in the U.S.-led economic and geopolitical order has been eroding. The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the U.S. response to it, whatever its merits, may be the last straw for the global monopoly…

G7 summit in Brussels

July 28, 2022

Technology and Innovation
Why States Need an AI Education Agenda–Now!

The United States needs to invest more in AI education. States should make AI education a priority, expand general AI education in elementary school, and request federal resources to supplement their…

Two girls, one wearing a white shirt and another a blue shirt, sit behind plexiglass dividers with a laptop computer in front of them.

September 8, 2021

International Organizations
The IMF: The World’s Controversial Financial Firefighter

The International Monetary Fund, both criticized and lauded for its efforts to promote financial stability, continues to find itself at the forefront of global economic crisis management.

IMF Governors' meeting

May 9, 2018

Religion
Religious Literacy in Global Affairs

Diane L. Moore, Farah Pandith, and Chris Seiple, with Linda K. Wertheimer moderating, discuss religious literacy in global affairs, as part of the 2018 CFR Religion and Foreign Policy Workshop.

Play Religious Literacy in Global Affairs

July 25, 2022

Nigeria
Will Economic Collapse Precede Political Transition in Nigeria?

Nigeria is staring down the barrel of financial bankruptcy.

A man is outside of his car looking at a long line of vehicles in line for petrol at a gas station in Nigeria.

October 26, 2021

Infrastructure
Financing Global Infrastructure: The Role of the Private Sector

If properly harnessed, private capital can help the United States meet global infrastructure needs and compete with China’s Belt and Road Initiative.

Workers stand on top of a new highway under construction in east Jakarta, Indonesia November 4, 2015.

November 18, 2020

Nigeria
Financing Boko Haram

Federal Court of Appeals in the United Arab Emirates, which sits in Abu Dhabi, has sentenced to jail six Nigerians for transferring $782,000 from Dubai to Boko Haram in Nigeria.

A flag of Boko Haram, a terrorist group operating in northwest Nigeria, is seen attached to an electrical pole.