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October 4, 2022

Taiwan
Taiwan Local Elections Are Where China’s Disinformation Strategies Begin

Taiwan’s local elections, not the national ones, incubate China’s disinformation strategies. Civil society is stepping up to fight them.

A woman casts her ballots at a polling station during local elections and referendum on same-sex marriage in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on November 24, 2018.

October 3, 2022

Burkina Faso
A Country in Freefall

The latest military coup d’état would seem to be the least of Burkina Faso’s problems.

Two men stand on a vehicle holding a flag together their whilst others below hold flags for Russia and Burkina Faso.

October 3, 2022

United States
Elections, Violence, and the Future of American Democracy

Violence during the election season undermines the United States’ democracy, its relationship with allies, and its strength against adversaries.

election sign

September 30, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 30, 2022

Facebook takes down influence operations; UN elects new ITU head; Russian APTs use hacktivists as cover; Proton VPN pulls out of India; rumors of fake coup in China spread.

Xi Jinping sits looking to the right of the camera with a earpiece in and a microphone in front of him.

September 28, 2022

Cybersecurity
Russia’s Internet Censor Is Also a Surveillance Machine

Russia's internet censorship has often been an opaque concept. Recent hack and leak operations, however, have shined light on the prominent role that Roskomnadzor plays in surveilling the internet an…

Russian police raise nightsticks to hit a group of protestors.

September 23, 2022

Cybersecurity
Cyber Week in Review: September 23, 2022

Iran restricts internet access; Uber breached by Lapsu$; U.S. begins distributing $1 billion in cybersecurity grants; Chinese authorities launch corruption investigation; CAC may be amended.

Protestors in Iran stand behind a burning gate.

September 22, 2022

Taiwan
While Pledging to Defend Taiwan from China, Biden Shifted on Taiwan Independence. Here’s Why That Matters.

President Biden's comment on Taiwan independence is a break from his predecessors.

U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the Global Fund’s Seventh Replenishment Conference in New York, U.S., September 21, 2022.

September 22, 2022

Zimbabwe
Zimbabwe’s Sanctions Smokescreen

Debates about sanctions obscure the real crisis in Zimbabwe. 

The President of Zimbabwe Emmerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa stands in front of a dark green background while addressing leaders at the United Nations General Assembly.

September 19, 2022

Cybersecurity
Countering the Future Growth of Ransomware

Ransomware has grown into a major threat to organizations globally. The United States and its partners should work through international institutions to prevent ransomware gangs from expanding into o…

Ahmed Nasser Al-Raisi stands in front of a blue podium with Interpol written on it and a light blue background.

September 19, 2022

Nigeria
Will Obi Reinvigorate the Nigerian Labor Movement?

The alliance between Peter Obi and the Labour Party in Nigeria disguises a fundamental conflict in their political and economic outlook.

Peter Obi, a candidate for the upcoming Nigerian presidential election, sits on a brown chair and gestures. A framed photograph depicting himself hangs next to his brown chair.